Brandi Rhodes discussed AEW's mission of inclusion on its roster and its fanbase.
Rhodes spoke with Bleacher Report and when asked about having the likes of Sonny Kiss, Nyla Rose and wrestlers from OWE on its roster, Rhodes said simply having wrestlers from different walks of life wasn't a goal for the company, but finding the best of the best. Getting the aforementioned wrestlers was a big get for AEW, according to Rhodes.
"It's not something we set out to do. We never said, 'We need to check these boxes.' That's not a good way to find the best talent, in my opinion. As long as you keep in mind that what you're looking for is the best person, regardless of anything else, you're going to find the best of the best. And I think that's what we've got here. In our case, we were very, very lucky. A lot of talent just kind of fell on our lap, which is wonderful when you don't have to search very hard for such talented people," Rhodes said.
Yet even with the diversity on its roster, Rhodes said the company wanted to make sure it doesn't change those people or make them perform in a different way, using Kiss as an example.
"Our agenda was always to have an open mind about everything. When you have someone like Sonny Kiss, who is very much on the surface who he is, there is no way we're going to say, 'Maybe he should be different, do different moves or act a different way.' He is who he is, and who he is is perfect. He's very talented, and we absolutely love having Sonny as part of the roster," Rhodes said.
The full interview can be read at this link.