Brandi Rhodes is a rare combination of beauty, brains, and braveness. While most people assume that becoming the wife of the very successful wrestler and entrepreneur – Cody Rhodes made her interested in wrestling, the truth is that she had already signed a developmental deal in the WWE before she got involved with him. So, it is safe to say wrestling brought them together.
She has worked on several interesting jobs in her life and was once a model, figure skater, and TV news anchor. Brandi Rhodes is a very creative individual, professional wrestler, ring announcer, and a reality TV personality. She is also the Chief Brand Officer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) a wrestling promotion company co-founded by her husband.
Brandi Rhodes’ Background
The stunning Brandi was born Brandi Alexis Reed in Canton, Michigan, the United States, on the 23rd of June 1983. She was an ardent sports lover even as a child as she began figure skating competitively at age four. She did this for 17 years but decided to stop once she got into college to have time to focus on her academics and her planned future in broadcasting. She attended the University of Michigan on a full scholarship.
Upon graduation, she worked as a local news reporter before relocating to Miami Florida to pursue a career in acting and modeling. In Miami, while looking for opportunities and modeling on the side, she attended the University of Miami and earned a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Who Are Her Family Members?
Brandi grew up in Michigan and has an elder brother. She has a thriving website where she personally writes and shares stuff about her life, family, fashion and career.
From her posts about her family, it appears that they all still reside in Michigan but she has been skeptical about sharing details like their names and what they actually do.
The only family member who appears on her social radar is her husband – Cody Rhodes whom she married in 2013.
Her Wrestling Career And Other Gigs
In 2011 after her master’s degree, she got invited to a WWE tryout and signed a developmental contract assigning her to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). She made her debut with the ring name Brandi and soon began to work as a ring announcer. She later changed her name to Eden Stiles and used that name throughout her career as a ring announcer for Superstars, Smackdown, NXT, Main Event, Raw and WrestleMania 31.
In 2016, around the time her husband asked for his release from WWE, she also requested for release and resumed wrestling in the independent circuit with him. She made her singles debut on the 15th of October 2016 against Jordynne Grace whom she defeated. She also appeared on Total Nonstop Action (TNA) wrestling alongside her husband. She made an appearance on Ring of Honor (ROH) to introduce her husband for his match and also teamed up with Sumie Sakai to battle Mandy Leon and Jenny Rose. Brandi Rhodes is a one-time Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship.
In 2019, Brandi earned the coveted position of a Chief Brand Officer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). In this capacity, she oversees the company’s partnerships, media relations, and community outreach. One of her very first achievement as the CBO was to secure a partnership with a nonprofit organization (KultureCity) that provides people with sensory needs the opportunity to attend large scale events.
She is also the head of the women’s division where she scouts and recruits talents and is in charge of filming their YouTube series titled “Being the Elite”. Brandi who is the company’s first contracted female superstar is also an in-ring talent. It’s phenomenal how she keeps breaking barriers silently especially in the world of sports management.
What is Brandi Rhodes Net Worth?
Brandi is a very hard working woman and has grown to become a trendsetter with her achievements in her career. She is the first African American Woman to be a ring announcer and also to hold an executive position in a major North American wrestling promotion.
Her net worth which was gotten mostly from her career as a ring announcer, wrestler, and several advertisement and endorsement has been estimated at $1 million. She also owns a personal line of swimwear called Confection Swimwear.