At Double or Nothing last night (May 30), Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. ended Hikaru Shida’s year-long reign as AEW Women’s champion.
It was a move most wrestling observers expected (the cSs staff’s track record predicting matches can be spotty, but five of the six people on our panel picked Baker), and the folks behind WWE’s social media team almost certainly knew it was coming. At the very least, they knew the good doctor was featured in the most high profile women’s match on their rival’s PPV.
Which is why a lot of folks are giving this Instagram post from earlier in the day on Sunday a bit of side-eye.
If you’re not inclined to chalk this up as a minor retaliatory strike in the AEW/WWE war, the company was running out of days to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander members of their roster during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Maybe this July 25, 2016 clip of a debuting Nia Jax squashing a local athlete during Raw in Pittsburgh is the first thing they found when they googled “NIA SMASH”?
And would they want to risk the appearance they were dissing one of NXT’s biggest stars’ girlfriend (at a time when some wonder what Adam Cole’s contractual status with WWE is)?
But if you want to say, “y’all petty” with either a laugh or a scowl, we wouldn’t blame you.