Britt Baker explains how key Tony Schiavone is to her professional growth

Britt Baker speaks highly of Tony Schiavone, who has become a personal friend of hers on top of their professional relationship

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The AEW Women’s World Champion discusses her friendship with Tony Schiavone.

Dating back to the beginning of Britt Baker’s transition into the heel role, AEW commentator Tony Schiavone has been featured on-screen with Britt for her interviews and big moments such as winning the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Schiavone and Baker have gone on to establish an off-screen friendship and it is one that means a great deal to Baker. She told the ‘In Your Kliq’ podcast how crucial Tony has been to her professional growth and being there for her personally. She adds that she doesn’t know where she would be without him.

Yeah, oh my gosh, he’s [Tony Schiavone] the best. I will never be able to thank him for how much he’s helped me in all aspects of my life. He’s one of my best friends. Anytime there’s anything going on, good, bad, you know, he’s one of the first I call, first I talk to when I’m excited or to vent about [something] but just how he helped me, especially early on with those promos. When I first turned heel, I don’t know where I would be without him because it was — I was so nervous to be cutting these live promos as a bad guy, something I had never done before and I just always knew in the back of my head, ‘Hey, if anything goes wrong, I have Tony Schiavone here. Like he’s pretty good at this. We’re gonna be okay.’ So just to have him there and along for the ride and just like this lasting friendship I have with him, I’m so thankful for.

Britt Baker successfully defended the AEW Women’s Title at Battle of the Belts on January 8th. She bested Riho to retain the title. Currently, the top four competitors in the AEW rankings are Kris Statlander, Thunder Rosa, Tay Conti and Ruby Soho.

If the quote in this article is used, please credit ‘In The Kliq’ with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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