During The Women of AEW stage show at Starrcast, Brandi Rhodes was asked about how she feels about being an executive in a male-dominated industry to which she spoke about always having to deal with this disadvantage even while being a member of the Bullet Club.
“I'm in a tough spot. Because, forever, wrestling has been a boys club. The Bullet Club is a boys club, and I'm loosely associated with being part of the Bullet Club. It's always tough to be the girl,” she said. “Matt, Nick, Cody, Kenny, they're all best friends. I'm not. I'm Cody's best friend. That's it. So there's a lot of work that has to be done by me to gain trust with that group. There's a lot of, 'just trust me. Let me do my job.' That has to happen a lot.”
Brandi Rhodes then talked about some of the other women that are working behind the scenes at All Elite Wrestling including Matt Jackson's wife, Dana, who is the Chief Marketing Officer for the promotion, and Awesome Kong, who in addition to being a wrestler for the company, is also their first female coach behind the scenes.
“I don't think a lot of people know this yet, but I work very closely with our PR executive. Her name is Mandy O'Donnell, and she's a crazy badass, too," Brandi touted. “I mean, I'm not sure if everybody knows this too. Awesome Kong. She's one of our coaches. She's not just a competitor. She's the female coach. So we're getting there.”
Brandi then revealed that she had a five-hour creative meeting coming up immediately after the stage shows specifically to focus on the women. 21 women will compete in the Casino Battle Royale at AEW All Out tomorrow night on pay-per-view.