Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. recently spoke with TV Insider for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, the reigning AEW Women’s Champion spoke about her dream of being on “Dancing With The Stars,” which wrestlers she feels have performed well on the dancing reality competition television series in the past, her campaign to be on the show and the similarities between the show and pro wrestling.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On how she’s been a big fan of Dancing With The Stars since she was young: “Since I was young. My mom and grandma would sit on the couch and talk about how pretty the outfits were. I’ve watched pretty much every season. I did get a little busy in the middle of my life when I decided to do dental school and professional wrestling at the same time. So if I missed one, I go back and watch them on the treadmill—I watch Dancing With the Stars past dances and professional wrestling matches.”
On who she thought was good on the show in the past: “Obviously, Chris Jericho. All the wrestlers actually, including Nikki Bella and Miz, who is absolutely killing it. He is not afraid to commit to these characters. I’m not going to lie: I did not think he would be as good a dancer as he has been. He is fantastic. I’m a Pittsburgh Steelers girl, so when Hines Ward won, it was amazing.”
On the similarities between Dancing With The Stars and pro-wrestling: “With professional wrestling, when you turn heel, you have to let go of every social norm you’ve ever been taught and be unlikable. You have to learn to be the villain. The dancers are turning themselves into these characters to tell a story. Just being online and seeing criticism from people who have no idea what they are talking about but feel they need to be sitting next to Derek Hough to judge—there is that aspect, too.”
On her campaign to be on the show: “It would be a literal dream come true. Let’s add one more hat. Dentist, professional wrestler, ballroom dancer. They all go together, right? It would be really cool because it’s something I’ve been following for so long. It’s something that was totally out of reach when I was watching with my family. Now it’s something I‘m actively trying to manifest and put out in the universe.”
Check out the complete interview at TVInsider.com.
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