AEW's Britt Baker STILL Not Cleared To Compete

The good doctor remains on the shelf despite All Out's Tooth & Nail match.

Britt Baker
AEW

Britt Baker still hasn't been cleared to compete inside and All Elite Wrestling ring, according to Fightful Select.

AEW's 'Role Model' has been on the shelf since teaming with Nyla Rose to defeat Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander on a May episode of Dynamite. Baker quickly announced that she'd return to action at All Out after Rose was awkwardly slammed onto her bent knee, fracturing her interior tibia and causing partial LCL and small tendon tears, though this was seen as ambitious timeframe.

Technically, Britt did compete at All Out, working Big Swole in a cinematic Tooth and Nail match, though it was far from a traditional bout. A pretaped and heavily-edited scrap saw Swole and Baker brawl throughout the latter's dental practice rather than engaging in a traditional bout, which may have put Britt's healing knee at risk.

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Tony Khan commented in his pre-All Out media conference call that the clash was done this way to protect Britt, who is said to have earned backstage props for the way she has worked through the injury, having maintained a heavy TV presence in spite of it. Fingers crossed she's able to get back in the ring soon.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.