Brandi Rhodes explains how AEW has approached testing



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Brandi Rhodes explains how AEW has approached testing

In the August 12 episode of AEW Dynamite, the Nightmare Sisters and Natural Nightmares accompanied Cody in his successful title defence against Scorpio Sky. On August 17, at AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw, the Nightmare Sisters defeated Big Swole and Lil Swole, thanks to a distraction from Dr.

Britt Baker DMD that allowed Allie to pin Lil, while Big was busy, advancing to the final of the tournament; afterwards, the Nightmare Sisters were interviewed after the shift and Brandi said the credit was hers, Allie clarified that she was the one who took home the victory and Brandi Rhodes remedied, complimenting her and that they are getting stronger, handling her action figure (which she also wore during the match worrying more that it would not break than at the meeting itself) and promising his partner that he will have one.

In a recent interview with Sippin’ The Tea, Brandi Rhodes discussed whether AEW would consider adding women’s tag team titles.

Brandi Rhodes on how AEW has approached testing

“The tournament was a step in the right direction because, across the board, there was this thought that we didn’t have enough women to do tag team wrestling in AEW.

A lot of people got really downhearted when we had some injuries and things like that. So, I think that this showed everyone that we have the women available – we’ve got great women, great characters, great in-ring competitors, and we can hold people’s attention and put something really good together.

So, my hope is we continue to grow and go in that direction, but I can’t promise anything because it’s week to week these days. We just have from the very beginning been extremely careful, whereas we could’ve gone around some corners and saved some money without maybe doing the testing or doing as rigorous of the testing.

But we just decided it’s more important to make sure we know exactly what’s going on with everybody, so let’s just do all the medical. We’ve been doing that from the beginning – we took about a month off in the very, very beginning to get everybody together and make sure it’s safe to continue doing this, and then from there, every time you leave and come back, you’re tested here.

If I were to go home and come back, I’d definitely have to get tested again, so it’s just been really smart and we’ve had this great medical team that’s been on point with everything and everyone feels good and safe when they come here.

It’s also a testament of when people go home and go to their normal lives, it shows that they’re being safe and thinking of everyone else with what they’re doing because they know they’re coming back here…..we’ve tightened up for the family, and it’s made AEW more of a family which is great" - Brandi Rhodes explained.