AEW has a few people around backstage who used to work for WWE. For one reason or another, they ended up in Tony Khan’s company, but they continued to contribute in their own way. Now, Sandra Gray has decided to put up her legendary sewing machine.
Sandra Gray, who was once featured on Total Divas, worked for WWE as a costume designer for years. She departed from that company and joined AEW when they opened up, and her shop continued backstage with Tony Khan’s company. Now, she has decided to retire.
According to a report from Fightful’s paywall, Sandra Gray is finishing up on the road with AEW. After this tour is over, she will retire from the business.
Fightful has learned that seamstress Sandra Gray is finishing up on the road with All Elite Wrestling imminently. She’s been with the company since the beginning.
Gray is well liked by the AEW roster, and has been making wrestling gear since the 90s when she was approached by Sable to make Johnny B. Badd’s gear in WCW. She ended up working with WCW until it was acquired by WWE, and then with WWE until 2015.
It was noted that when “All Elite Wrestling started, Brandi Rhodes was instrumental in getting Gray hired for the upstart company. We’re told that even in retirement, she’ll continue to make Cody Rhodes’ attire, which she’s done for years.” Obviously, Sandra Gray had fans in the pro wrestling business in very high places, and her work is also legendary.
We’re hoping that Sandra Gray finds happiness in her retirement. Now that she is officially no longer working, it will be interesting to see if she agrees to do special pieces for pro wrestlers if they decide to give her a call.
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