Brandi Rhodes recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about AEW and it’s Women’s Division, Brandi also commented on the companies progress.
Brandi had the following to say about her involvement with the women’s division at All Elite Wrestling:
“I don’t book the women’s division, but I provide a voice from the women to the men to get their voices out there. I’m sure it’s annoying after you’ve been involved in wrestling for all these years, and you’ve had all this success, to have a woman come in and say, ‘Hey, that’s not how we like to do things.’ But you’re not a woman. And women hate being told by men how they’re going to think, how they should be, and what they’re going to feel. There are plenty of smart women that are interested to work in wrestling. It’s part of my job to remind people that there still aren’t enough women in wrestling.”
Brandi Rhodes also spoke on how AEW is sensory inclusive and partnering with KultureCity:
“We’re trying to make it easier for people all across the board. Parents to engage with their kids, or adults with sensory issues, PTSD, extreme anxiety, autism,” said Rhodes. “We’re educating venues about KultureCity, too, and it’s really great that people are saying how great the experiences are.”
Rhodes also talked about thinking outside of the traditional wrestling mindset:
“We need to remain open-minded. Sometimes wrestling tends to be in this bubble, where nothing else exists but wrestling. We need to reach other areas of entertainment, like when we worked with Stephen Amell or the crossover with DC Comics. We need to remember we’re not too big, or a bully to anyone else in entertainment.”
Lastly Brandi commented on AEW Dynamite’s ratings:
“We’re not focused on a rating. We’re focused on being our best selves every single week and providing the best show we can possibly provide. We’re going to keep focusing on what we’re focusing on, without getting sidetracked with ratings or competing against any one group.”
H/T to Sports Illustrated for the transcription.
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