Chances are, few Black girls in Canton, Michigan, envision figure-skating careers.
Even fewer, perhaps, dream of moving South and being an executive for an upstart wrestling group.
Brandi Rhodes has done both. She’s also a wrestler, a new mom and a star (with her husband Cody, sown here) in “Rhodes to the Top,” a reality show that airs after wrestling, at 10 p.m. Wednesdays on TNT.
“The biggest surprise to me about wrestling is how engrossed you become in it …. I’m consumed by it,” she told the Television Critics Association. Read more…
This really isn’t one of life’s recommended pick-up lines.C
ody and Brandi Rhodes (shown here) met when he said her hair looked awful. “It was not ideal for a first encounter,” he said.
Then again, she admits: “It wasn’t an ideal hairstyle. I did change it.”
Now they’re married and at the core of TV’s latest wrestling surge. (See previous story.) They’re among the founders of All Elite Wrestling, where he’s one of the CEO’s, she’s chief brand officer, both are wrestlers … and neither fits into any loud-lout, dumb-hunk image. Read more…