Brandi Rhodes opens up about intergender wrestling in AEW.
Last week, AEW held a rally where they revealed big signings and laid the groundwork for the promotion. One big takeaway from the rally was Brandi Rhodes' comments about men and women being treated -- and paid -- equally. Brandi has since clarified her comments on equal pay, saying "gender pay gap does not exist."
A question many fans still had was whether or not "equal opportunity" meant in the ring as well, meaning the possibility of women competing against men in intergender matches. As fans saw at the rally, Joey Janela showed up alongside Penelope Ford, leading many to believe that intergender matches would be part of AEW.
The Chief Brandi Officer and head of the women's division spoke to Diva Dirt's Kristen Ashly about the possibility of intergender matches in All Elite Wrestling.
"There are some of us on-board who have worked intergender (matches). I've always been a fan of it. I learned a lot working in those scenarios," said Brandi. "There are reasons for and against it, always. We're going to handle everything with care. I don't think it's something you're going to see out of the gate with AEW. But we're not a close-minded group. If there's something that people are starving for, we're going to do our best to play to the needs of the fans. It's important to say that, in those scenarios, it's a fine line how you play to the fans. Sometimes you can get caught up playing to everyone that isn't necessarily your fanbase. Trying to check every box for the sake of checking every box can water down the integrity of what you're doing."
Despite the AEW rally getting the attention of the wrestling world, details are still scarce when it comes to AEW The roster is still being filled out and we do know is that the company will go Double or Nothing on May 25 in Las Vegas. A major television deal is rumored but nothing has been announced.