The fan sign was shown on Dynamite.
After Britt Baker and Taya Valkyrie’s singles match on the 7/26 AEW Dynamite, the main camera focused in on a sign that read, ‘Book the women’s division better.’
Britt reacted to the fan sign while doing media to promote the 200th episode of Dynamite on 8/2. She told TV Insider that she likes seeing things like that but when she goes on social media, that same support isn’t there from her vantage point.
I see both sides to that because I completely agree. The absolute best matches that come out of professional wrestling come out of storylines you are so invested in. There are weeks and months that tell this beautiful story. It’s something we haven’t been able to invest as much time in the women’s division lately. Again, there are many factors. Injuries, this and that. I definitely want to get to the point where we can get some solid storytelling with the women.
At the same time, the fans who hold signs that say to book the women’s division better, that’s great. Then when I go on Twitter, it doesn’t echo that. I don’t see the same support. It’s, ‘I hate these two wrestlers. This match was too long. This match was too short.’ If all you see about women’s wrestling is all negative online, it doesn’t add up to what they are preaching. If you want the women to be booked better, support the women.
You don’t have to like every wrestler and every match. You also don’t have to get on Twitter and preach from the mountaintops how much you hated things. Some stuff, keep to yourself. I can’t tell you how many times I go to a restaurant and I don’t like how my steak is cooked. I don’t need to talk to the chef and take 30 pictures of the steak to tell them I don’t like how this steak is cooked. There is too much invested in the negativity that it does so much harm. I hope people realize one day how much harm it does to not only the individuals and mental health, but to the industry as a whole.
As of this writing, here are the matches currently on the bill for Dynamite #200:
- Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett & Satnam Singh (w/ Sonjay Dutt) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Hikaru Shida
- ROH World Tag Team Championships: Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) (c) vs. El Hijo del Vikingo & Komander
- Anything Goes Three-Way Match: Trent Beretta vs. Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Jon Moxley
- Chris Jericho & Konosuke Takeshita vs. Daniel Garcia & Sammy Guevara