On Monday, AEW began its Women's Tag Team Tournament: The Deadly Draw. The concept behind the tournament is similar to WCW's Lethal Lottery where teams are randomly drawn for the tournament.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Brandi Rhodes, discussed the tournament and how it will help spotlight the women in the division.
“I see people saying they want more for the women in AEW, and that’s where my idea for the Tag Team Cup Tournament came from,” said Rhodes. “I don’t book the women’s division, but I help out wherever I can, and I’m really excited for this tournament. I hope people take their cues from the women involved, because we’re really excited about this. This exists on its own, with no restraints. I think people are going to be charmed by it, both by the production and the talent. Very quickly, it’s become a labor of love, with graphics, travel, filming pre-tapes, every detail. People are working really hard to create new content. It’s not tacked onto Dark or Dynamite, this is the start of something great for the women’s division.”
Brandi is teaming with her Nightmare Sister Allie in the tournament as the two, fortunately, drew the same color. They defeated Penelope Ford & Mel in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
In other AEW news, the promotion announced a new membership platform for its AEW Heels group. You can find more information by clicking here.
You can see results and watch the first episode of AEW Women's Tag Team Cup by clicking here.