The Brandi Rhodes segment didn’t work: Wrestling Observer Radio

Bryan and Dave review both the Kris Statlander vs. Hikaru Shida match and the angle that took place after the bout featuring Brandi Rhodes from this week’s Dynamite. Both seem to think the gimmick is too similar to two other gimmicks in AEW. [December 5, 2019]
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  • Brandi is hot as f***...damn Cody is lucky

    Paul GarciaPaul GarciaVor 9 Monate
  • Maybe Cody just really doesn't know what he's doing? Maybe?

    Dom TesDom TesVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi Rhodes feels like the Stephanie McMahon of wwe she is going to get to do storylines because she is related to Cody.

    Dilbag JhutyDilbag JhutyVor 9 Monate
  • Stephanie 2.0 🤓

  • One of the sexiest segments since Stephanie McMahon beat up Test

    John GJohn GVor 9 Monate
  • I dont like or even watch #AEWhatever but even I can tell this is leading to a moment where Brandy gets her head shaved. You can get to XYZ without going through ABC the problem is the build to this isnt worth the payoff

    Henry WeinerHenry WeinerVor 9 Monate
  • I thought AEW was supposed to be sports based? Like New Japan... Sheesh this turned into 2000 Nitro real quick.

    Aaron LesterAaron LesterVor 9 Monate
  • I am just laughing at the fact that they have two black women out there whose gimmick is stealing hair. What are making, the infinity weave?

    Clyde HoganClyde HoganVor 9 Monate
  • It seemed like Dave was right on the cusp of saying that Brandi shouldn't be doing angles like this because she has no talent. And he would haven been right.

    Planet SchlockPlanet SchlockVor 9 Monate
  • I don't know why they're wasting Kong by putting her with garbage. Put Nyla with Brandi instead.

    Chiko was hereChiko was hereVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi Rhodes is shit at talking and wrestling, and was ONLY hired because she's Cody's wife. In other news, water is wet.

    Chiko was hereChiko was hereVor 9 Monate
  • This is reason why I don’t watch AEW wrestling. The AEW women division sucks. There is no storyline and storytelling in the women division. Everything is disorganized within AEW women division. Brandi Rhodes should be a manager as a face. Brandi have a great mic skills and charismatic personality. She doesn’t have to wrestle to get people to love her. Brandi got great fashion style, great mic skills, amazing personality.

    TY WilliamTY WilliamVor 9 Monate
  • I dont mind a bunch of factions but just put Brandi with Cody and call it a day, she is cringe rn.

    Mr. GeoMr. GeoVor 9 Monate
  • Thank you Chris Jericho

    ChrisIsErrorChrisIsErrorVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi watches too much Vampire Diaries. Cody needs to learn how to say NO to his wife. Plus they are wasting Awesome Kong in this garbage.

    What AboutWhat AboutVor 9 Monate
  • When spitballing ideas goes wrong, this isnt working smh, i hope AEW understands and pulls the plug eventually, shit like this can turn into a ratings killer!

    Miami MouseMiami MouseVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi should speed up her game, this hair cutting ceremony is going on for ever. Ok, u have established Awesome Kong as indestructible heel. Then where is the babyface? Where is Ajakong? Britt Becker?? Nyla Rose has again stepped up as heel. Now it's time to bring up the face of women section.. otherwise these segments don't create any impact.

    K RK RVor 9 Monate
  • this brandi thing was as bad as the librarians

    TrojansfanTrojansfanVor 9 Monate
  • Dave STOP!!! You’re criticizing the Brandi Rhodes segment, so you’ve obviously forgotten that this segment was on AEW, since I’m sure you wouldn’t dare criticize ANYTHING on AEW. Bryan maybe sometimes if it’s a full moon, but not you Dave. I’m sure you’re so relieved I caught this....

    Matt KrywyjMatt KrywyjVor 9 Monate
  • If this was going on in WWE Meltzer and Alvarez would be absolutely destroying this segment, destroying creative, destroying Brandi. They would go on and on about how Brandi should not be in any way doing this, that because of who her husband is and her position in the company is the ONLY reason she has this spot, this importance. Instead it sounds like Meltzer is fighting back tears as he is in a position to actually be critical to AEW. Since he's constantly orgasming about everything AEW does. Is this the first time he has been critical of something AEW did?

    paladyn caladynpaladyn caladynVor 9 Monate
  • That whole story is just odd and unneeded....

    Dagon BriggsDagon BriggsVor 9 Monate
  • Wtf is this, brandi has a segment on TV and omega doesn't????

    Neelam YadavNeelam YadavVor 9 Monate
  • What do you mean it didn't work? Every indie random female wrestler who just coincidentally happens to be in the front row of AEW Dynamite shows wants to join the Nightmare Collective Viking Experience.

    Michael PriceMichael PriceVor 9 Monate
  • There are like three cult/like stables/teams on dynamite right now. For now if you don´t want to count Allie and the guys as cult that is fine (Even if they look like one) but the other two are just cultists. "The Inner Circle" even if they don´t have the cultist gimmick sound like one by the name alone. Not only having more than one or two cultist factions makes the other two look weak, nobody is going to really care about them because the most succesful and dangerous faction is a heel stable. The cult gimmick is delicate, cultists need to recruit people ON A CONVINCING MANNER and make themselves look dangerous and effective and there is not just enough food in the table for everyone. If Allie and the guys end up being some class of renegade anti-heros against the system ala V of Vendetta I will buy that but I guess they are already stablished heel character from other companies and some people will complain about the change but what the hell I know because Excalibur never told us.

    Libe JenkinsLibe JenkinsVor 9 Monate
  • This segment really highlighted that Brandi only has a job because of Cody.

    Josh KaidJosh KaidVor 9 Monate
  • How about that Aubrey Edwards over reacting to every single spot. That was getting on my nerves.

    Adam BarretteAdam BarretteVor 9 Monate
  • I don't get why this had to happen after a really good match. It left me baffled.

    Kevin EricksonKevin EricksonVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi with Awesome Kong had bad timing, should've waited a few more weeks, sometime next year would've worked.

    madg27nymadg27nyVor 9 Monate
  • How many fucking cults does one show need

    BACHURBACHURVor 9 Monate
  • I feel like Tony Khan will double-down on this because people hate it. He's done that with the librarians and Dark Order. it seems like he gets offended if his ideas flop and it makes him believe in them even more. Next week there will be a commercial for the "Lesbian Barbershop Cult" replica hair knife for only $49.99

    Bloody BluefieldBloody BluefieldVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi is definitely great to look at. But I have no idea what she’s supposed to be... a witch? Just let her manage Kong and that’s all you need. Cut all the other bullshit

    Marcus JoynerMarcus JoynerVor 9 Monate
  • This instantly reminded me of the straight edge society stuff, only not as good. It was just odd. I don’t have a problem with too many dark gimmicks/factions, but they need to tell a good story. Maybe this will eventually go somewhere, but right now it’s just a miss.

    Stephen_L94Stephen_L94Vor 9 Monate
  • No offense but Brandi is terrible as an on air character

    David JaneiroDavid JaneiroVor 9 Monate
  • Statlander is gonna be a beast

    David JaneiroDavid JaneiroVor 9 Monate
  • It worked for me. I’m glad they did something dark with the women. Something WWE could have done with Bayley and Sasha Banks when they turned heel but failed miserably. Looking forward to what’s next for the nightmare collective

    Notlar LinNotlar LinVor 9 Monate
  • AEW needs to chill on trying to push women’s wrestling and start making some compelling wrestling. Last two weeks have been dull. It should be just watch tv every week. You shouldn’t be able to skip a week or two and know exactly what’s going on the next week.

    Real Heel RyanReal Heel RyanVor 9 Monate
  • Kong needs to be by herself, unless she’s hurt then she can be a bodyguard for someone else but this storyline is not working

    King TKing TVor 9 Monate
  • Really like Brandi Rhodes as a person and what she stands for, she also looks like a star. But this promo combined with her in-ring work, I just don’t ever buy her being anything significant in this business as an in ring talent. She’ll probably get pushed because of her place in the company and who she is married to, which I totally understand and don’t blame her for. But she don’t got it in my eyes and this promo was a prime example of why.

    EvzEvzVor 9 Monate
  • Statlander has a nice ass.

    vitarivitariVor 9 Monate
  • All she had to do was manage kong and it would work. But I think she's a little overzealous..which means I think she's trying too hard.

    Bhumi RushingBhumi RushingVor 9 Monate
  • Three is the magic number.

    Raf ManRaf ManVor 9 Monate
  • I didn't hate this, but I do agree with Dave that this and Dark Order shouldn't really be on the same show. They should have had Kong being the muscle for Brandi as she weasels her way through the division. Not keen on the hair cutting and Straight Edge Society style recruitment policy. If Brandi is desperate to be a heel, give her a story that she just cheats her way to a title match and then have Kong turn on her later or something like that. Although we do now have a couple of stories for the women's division so that's good.

    Andrew WoodhouseAndrew WoodhouseVor 9 Monate
    • I will say that this segment is getting a lot of hate. I'm neither loving it or disliking it but yeah I'm surprised there is this level of complaints about it

      Andrew WoodhouseAndrew WoodhouseVor 9 Monate
  • You already have Dark Order (who look like dorks) and Butcher/Blade/Bunny (very few know of them), how many dark cult gimmicks does this need?

    Bamethyst 38Bamethyst 38Vor 9 Monate
  • That is two weeks in a row for me they have now done bits that made no sense and have no initial context to them. Normally for this kind of thing to work you need to kind of reason why they have started doing it in the weeks prior. Again like the Butcher, Blade and Bunny segment last week the crowd was equally as confused. I know they claimed at one point to have loads of long term stories planned for loads of people but so far it seems like they only have them for the top few guys and the rest they are making up as they go and try and fill people in as to what you were confused about in the week after. Some of it seems to me like they are doing things with no real planning and hopping it comes together.

    Freddie JohnsonFreddie JohnsonVor 9 Monate
  • Has there been a situation with the women in AEW that actually has worked? The matches are usually bad (thank god they signed Statlander. Been watching her on the indies and she's awesome), the segments don't work, Brandi needs to stick to being Cody's valet, and the champ is unbelievable as a champion, isn't that good in the ring and the best use of her is sending her back to Japan and never mentioning her again on American television.

    The GolemThe GolemVor 9 Monate
  • Dave come on bruvva spit it out

    O FazO FazVor 9 Monate
  • This segment was god awful... I changed the channel with the quickness

    Manny EspinozaManny EspinozaVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi is awfull, she was never really a in ring talent or manager, she's Codys cheerleader and was over doing so.

    d kd kVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi Rhodes is pushed on the fans, honestly does anyone want to see cody's wife?

    MagicKirin1MagicKirin1Vor 9 Monate
    • MagicKirin1 FACTS, We Are Pretty Much FORCED To Care For Her

  • There company is a fucking mess they have good matches but from a crowd and creative it's unwatchable

    Kai woodKai woodVor 9 Monate
  • Ummmm that girl is big and pretty but she's super GREEN and her timing was way off.... I just really didnt like that match but imma give her a chance

    Deтroιт313Daѕн!Deтroιт313Daѕн!Vor 9 Monate
  • They need to stop with this sports entertainment stuff. That's not what they promised to deliver. The only thing that's left from the "sports"-idea is the match records. And even that will be resetted and basically be meaningless at a certain point. I really thought they would have more of a NJPW influence, but now it's something in between TNA and WWE and I don't think more of that style is needed.

    The PhenixThe PhenixVor 9 Monate
  • I wish Brandi would work more behind the scenes instead of having to hide behind women who can actually wrestle because she can't.

    Criminal Minds GirlCriminal Minds GirlVor 9 Monate
  • Wow

    Ohio ManOhio ManVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi will Yoko Ono this whole thing

    RG BlinkerRG BlinkerVor 9 Monate
  • How did some random know they formed a group is what I wanna know. The fan shoulda joined next week.

    Mark KelsoMark KelsoVor 9 Monate
  • Very strange segment. I didn't cringe at it and maybe down the line it will build tio something but right now I don't understand where it's going.

    Kris DunlapKris DunlapVor 9 Monate
  • When's the last time Kong had a singles match?

    LetsGoFive5LetsGoFive5Vor 9 Monate
  • I think the fan segment ruined it. It was all going well till that just led to some hair cut off, nothing else. Why do we care if a random person gets their hair cut? Didn't appear that she joined them or is a wrestler, so its kinda redundant. If they manage to get a wrestler and take their character to the next level by joining, yeah, fine. I could understand it if say, Hikaru Shida lost to Riho and went "dark" but this shit is just so fucking weird and going nowhere, its depressing. At least plan these things out, don't just cut hair and not tease something happening or building. They need more likable characters in their womens division, they have a few, but their competition has a stacked roster of well liked heels & babyfaces.

    Danger ZoneDanger ZoneVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi has potential on the mic but the stuff she's saying makes her unwatchable Id honestly rather see her wrestle, They need to give Awesome Kong a lot of squash matches instead of pointless segments I mean the hair cutting stuff is fine but damn they had to know this segment would be bizarre before they walked out there

    EBAG tvEBAG tvVor 9 Monate
  • It’s the EXACT SAME THING AS THE DARK ORDER. So far Brandi makes Stephanie McMahon look like Frances McDormand. Totally “just married to the boss” level of talent. I’m still waiting to see Kong or Jake Hager have a match or are they just hired goons? The lustre of AEW’s shiny newness is rusting away and I see a CORPUS CHRISTI, TX show next week? That’s a tough crowd to please. They, like wwe, have ideas for the top guys, but the midcard finishes barely get any reactions. Really bad when the crowd is silent at end of just having seen Jimmy Havoc staple a check to Brandon Cutler.

    JaysonJaysonVor 9 Monate
  • it's the "serena joins punk's straight edge society" storyline!

    Dylan ParkerDylan ParkerVor 9 Monate

    Relek GRelek GVor 9 Monate
  • Dark Order & Brandi Rhodes doing the same stuff...

    Mike MirchMike MirchVor 9 Monate
  • The booking in this women’s division is bananas 🙄

    The BassmanThe BassmanVor 9 Monate
  • Brandi Rhodes is incredibly luscious........

    Gareth JoyceGareth JoyceVor 9 Monate
  • I just wanna point out 1 thing. The butcher, blade, and bunny are not similar to the dark order or this nightmare collective, they are dark but they aren't necessarily evil or a cult. BBB is just a ruthless tag team from what we've seen, they haven't done anything spooky outside of appearing from under the ring, which worked for the blade/butcher idea. BBB is comparatively equal to Sanity, in terms of goal.

    InfiniteTranquilo _InfiniteTranquilo _Vor 9 Monate
  • This was complete dogshit!!! If AEW keeps doing these types of segments, it will hurt over time. Why is Brandi getting any camera time, dreafdul as fuck

    sj legendsj legendVor 9 Monate
  • Too many factions. This was a dud segment for sure

    dwood138dwood138Vor 9 Monate
  • Of course the only thing that Dave and Brian hate about aew is the black chicks

    HoopJabHoopJabVor 9 Monate
The Brandi Rhodes segment didn’t work: Wrestling Observer Radio