Following the opening featuring Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks, All Elite Wrestling Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes made her way to the stage to reveal that AEW will indeed feature a women's division.
"We want it to be a strong women's division with the best female wrestlers in the entire world," Rhodes said, before talking about touring the world and wrestling top women's wrestlers. Rhodes said that the company sat down with top Japanese female wrestlers just last week. As to the pay, Rhodes insisted there would be no gender gap. "They will be paid equally. There's no sliding scale."
Rhodes then brought out Dr. Britt Baker, the first signee for that division.
"I hope not only to showcase my talents, but also I want to set an example for everybody." Baker told the crowd. "You need to pursue everything you have a true passion for, because today marks one of the most memorable days of my life."
Baker revealed that on the same day she received her diploma in dentistry and signed with AEW.
If you haven't been paying attention, All Elite Wrestling is a brand new promotion started by Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks, and billionaire money mark Tony Khan. You can follow along live at the Being the Elite YouTube channel, AEW's Twitter, the Young Bucks' Facebook page, and Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes' Instagram. Or, just watch it below.
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