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Britt Baker Launches New Women's Division at #AEW

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.

Britt Baker Launches New Women's Division at #AEW

"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 channelAEW's Twitterthe Young Bucks' Facebook page, and Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes' Instagram. Or, just watch it below.

And check out the other big stories of the night:

Billy Gunn and SoCal Uncensored join AEW

Britt Baker joins AEW's new Women's Division

AEW to Hold All In Sequel Double or Nothing in Las Vegas in May

PAC, Hangman Page, MJF, Joey Janella, and Penelope Ford join AEW

Chris Jericho joins AEW

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