AEW Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes has given the latest on what All Elite Wrestling has planned for its Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw.
This tournament was announced last week on Dynamite, but the promotion did not provide many details on it at the time.
We do know that it features all of the top women wrestlers in the company as there will be 16 women and 8 teams competing in the tournament. Also, Rhodes and Allie have been confirmed for it.
Rhodes talked to Christy Olson during an appearance on CHRISTYreports about what fans can expect from the tournament.
"Wednesday that’s all going to be crystal clear. We’re going to explain how the teams come together and then you might see a team or two come together. So it’s going to be a fun episode, definitely wouldn’t miss that if you are interested in the tag team cup tournament. So we’ll leave you in a little bit of suspense."
"There is the factor that [the Nightmare Sisters] could maybe not be together in the tournament, since that hasn’t been clear. So we will also see on Wednesday with the rules what that means for the Nightmare Sisters. I’m honestly hoping that we are together, because again, I feel like we’ve just gotten our footing so it would be kind of sad to tear us apart at this point."
Dave Meltzer was the first to report that the tournament could be an annual thing but only if it gets support from fans by watching the matches. Rhodes confirmed the report.
"I think that’s how you look at a lot of things. You try things, you see how they go. I, of course, am very hopeful that this tournament is something that can continue to happen as it’s going to bring great opportunities to a lot of women who don’t normally get to be seen on Dynamite or on AEW Dark as often as we’d like to."
Rhodes also spoke about deciding how AEW would handle #SpeakingOut, the lasting effects of it, how the pro wrestling business has changed, and more.
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About CHRISTYreports: Christy Olson is a YouTube personality covering the latest reality TV & pro wrestling news and interviewing celebrities on her channel, CHRISTYreports. Christy is known as the Hollywood YouTuber who gets answers fans want, and has appeared on E! Entertainment, Conversations with Maria Menounos, WWE Network and more. She is the host of the first ever podcast about a podcast, After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson, available on Apple Podcasts with live video on Eric Bischoff’s ’83 Weeks’ YouTube channel.