Brandi Rhodes is one of the most polarizing figures among AEW fans. Her statements on the recent reality show “Rhodes To the Top” about becoming AEW Women’s champion with so little experience inside the ring put lot of people off. Whether fans like it or not, though, she’s training for her in-ring comeback after giving birth to baby Liberty.

Brandi spoke with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate on Throwing Down recently. Rhodes gave an update on the timeline for her return. She also talked about how training is going and what she thinks of the critics.

“I’m back in the ring and been training hard. Probably a lot harder than people think. One thing that is funny, a lot of people have been critical of me in the past as far as in-ring work because they don’t know a lot about me and they just speculate. People just assume that ‘Brandi is Cody’s wife and he can just put her in whatever spot she wants to be in and she doesn’t have to work hard and she doesn’t train much.’

Right now, I’m in the ring at least three days a week and in the gym seven days a week. I’m busting it as hard as I possibly can because I want to do well. I want to be an actual contender and myself, doing all the work, that makes me more confident that when I do get back in the ring, I know exactly what I’m doing and what I’m capable of. Hopefully, that translates and people will actually pay attention or watch. I’ve seen a lot of people lately saying how I’m taking time away from other women and stuff. That shows me you don’t watch.


If that’s taking time away from women that shows that maybe we have one match a year and that’s a bigger problem. That’s not the case.”

Brandi Rhodes last wrestled on AEW Dark back in October of 2020. She tagged with Red Velvet to defeat Elayna Black and “Legit” Leyla Hirsch. She then took time off for her pregnancy and has since expressed a desire to get back into the ring.

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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