Brandi Rhodes made her long-awaited return on AEW Dynamite as she got involved in the Atlanta Street Fight between her husband Cody and Andrade El Idolo.
Brandi has not been seen on AEW television since the beginning of 2021 after she found out that she was pregnant. Originally Rhodes was a key part of the feud that led to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal competing on AEW Dynamite back in March. Brandi and Cody Rhodes were meant to team up against Shaq and a debuting Jade Cargill but her pregnancy meant that Brandi was replaced in the bout by Red Velvet.
Since then Brandi Rhodes has given birth to a baby daughter, the couple’s first child named Liberty Iris Runnels. Rhodes has also been seen on television as part of the reality series Rhodes To The Top which followed Cody and Brandi’s lives. That series had just had a second season greenlit by TNT.
On AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes shared the main event with rival Andrade El Idolo as the bad blood between the stars continued to boil over. Competing in an Atlanta Street Fight, anything went with El Idolo’s assistant Jose even channelling his inner Scott Hall and brandishing a Taser at one point.
The biggest shock was yet to come with Cody Rhodes having Andrade El Idolo prone on the top rope looking ready to suplex him through a table in the ring. At that point, a masked figure entered the squared circle before revealing herself to be Brandi Rhodes. Brandi emptied two tins of lighter fluid on the table before igniting it. Cody Rhodes then drove himself and Andrade through the flaming table to pick up the victory.
Another AEW star has also recently made their return to the company after not being seen since Double Or Nothing back in May.