All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will address their “stance on women’s wrestling” at the Double or Nothing rally in Jacksonville, Fla. next week, according to a statement to Diva Dirt from Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes.
There’s been much speculation about the inclusion of women in the promotion’s roster since the promotion was announced. All In, the independent pay-per-view produced by The Elite members Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks, featured just one women’s match. The four-way clash between Britt Baker, Tess Blanchard, Chelsea Green and Madison Rayne received widespread acclaim, winning Best Independent Match of the Year in the Diva Dirt Fan Awards. But its token status as the sole women’s match was pronounced in an eleven-match card. Jordynne Grace was the only other women’s wrestler to compete at All In. She appeared in the pre-show battle royal to determine the number one contender to the ROH World Championship, making it to the final four.
Britt Baker signed with AEW earlier this week, making her their second women’s wrestler after Mrs Rhodes. But no further hints have emerged about the future of women’s wrestling in the company. Mrs Rhodes confirmed in her statement to Diva Dirt that this will change at AEW’s upcoming rally to promote their follow-up to All In. The Double or Nothing pay-per-view was announced on Being the Elite episode 132 on New Year’s Day, and the rally two days later. Mrs Rhodes stated the rally will provide “much anticipated answers” to speculation about their plans for a women’s division.
All Elite Wrestling will hold their rally to promote Double or Nothing on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. ES, outside TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, in Parking Lot J. The event is free and open to the public. Fans can also stream it on the “Being The Elite” YouTube channel, All Elite Wrestling’s official Twitter account, the Young Bucks’ Facebook page, and Brandi Rhodes’ Instagram.
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