All Elite Wrestling recently held an event rally for their next show, Double Or Nothing. In order to create further awareness for the rally itself, AEW released a press release. It was in that press release that Brandi Rhodes’ role within the company was confirmed as Chief Brand Officer.
But with her new role and the subsequent shouldering of fresh responsibilities, does that mean that Brandi will no longer pursue an in-ring career?
Speaking recently with Kristen Ashly of Diva-Dirt.com, Brandi revealed her intentions to not only deliver as AEW’s CBO but also as one of their top female talents.
“Yeah, I’ll definitely be a part of it,” she confirmed. “I think it’s funny because I think a lot of people thought the role that I was taking meant, ‘Oh, she’s leaving, she’s not going to do this’ [wrestle]. But no one seemed to think that about the other guys [Cody, The Young Bucks, etc].
I do think for myself, it’s more important to see the division thrive as a whole. … I guess, maybe that’s why I haven’t said so much stuff about continuing to compete online, just because I’m so focused on building up the division and making it as great as it can be.”
She also divulged that AEW intends to launch with a more “traditional” championship scene. Their championship landscape will include a men’s championship, women’s championship, and a men’s tag team title. She believes it would be “overzealous” to debut with too many championships. It was also mentioned that AEW were “open-minded” in regards to incorporating inter-gender wrestling.