Awesome Kong Not Medically Cleared For AEW Bash At The Beach, Brandi Rhodes To Replace Her

There has been a late change to tonight's Bash at the Beach card.

AEW revealed that Awesome Kong is not medically cleared to compete in tonight's tag team match against Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida due to illness. The match will go on as planned as Brandi Rhodes will replace Kong and team up with Mel tonight.

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This will be Rhodes' first match on Dynamite and just her third match on AEW programming. Rhodes last wrestled on the Casino Battle Royal at the All Out show in August. Prior to that, she defeated Allie at the Fight for the Fallen show. Since then, Rhodes created the Nightmare Collective with Kong, Mel and more recently, Luther, by her side.

The rest of the show will go on as previously scheduled. Here are the matches that have been confirmed for tonight's Bash at the Beach.

  • Four-Way Match, Winner Gets Future AEW World Tag Team Championship Opportunity: The Young Bucks vs. Hangman Page & Kenny Omega vs. Santana & Ortiz vs. Best Friends
  • Diamond Dallas Page, Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall vs. MJF, The Butcher & The Blade
  • Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander vs. Brandi Rhodes & Mel
  • PAC vs. Darby Allin
  • Jon Moxley vs. Sammy Guevara

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