Brandi Rhodes

Jun 18, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


Real name: Brandi Alexis Runnels
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 115 lbs.
Date of birth: June 23, 1983
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pro debut: April 2011
Trained by: FCW
Finishing move: Shot of Brandi


– Brandi graduated from the University of Michigan. She worked as a TV news reporter in Michigan for two years. She then began modeling, working for Maxim, Hawaiian Tropic and other magazines and pageants.
– In March 2011, Brandi signed a developmental contract with WWE and was later assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
– On July 12, 2011, she made her WWE debut under the name Eden Stiles on WWE NXT as a ring announcer.
– In December 2011, at her request, Brandi was released from her WWE contract.
– On September 12, 2012, Brandi married WWE superstar Cody Rhodes.
– A short time later, she announced her return to the WWE developmental roster.
– In October 2014, Eden became the regular ring announcer for Smackdown.
– In March 2015, Eden replaced Lilian Garcia on Raw during Garcia’s recovery from surgery.
– At Extreme Rules ’15, Eden made her PPV announcing debut
– Following the departure of her husband from WWE, Eden was granted her release on May 24, 2016.
– Rhodes signed with TNA in September 2016.
– Rhodes made her first in-ring appearance in over 5 years on October 4, teaming with her husband to defeat Mike & Maria Bennett
– On October 15, Rhodes wrestled her first singles match, defeating Jordynne Grace at a Pro Wrestling Magic event in New Jersey
– Brandi joined the new AEW promotion as their ‘Chief Brandi Officer’, a parody of Stephanie McMahon’s Chief Branding Officer position
– At AEW Fight For The Fallen, Brandi defeated Allie
– Brandi would go on to form The Nightmare Collective, alongside Awesome Kong, Mel and Luther. The group was poorly received and the idea shelved after a short run, with Brandi returning to her previous valet role
– At Fight For The Fallen 2020, The Nightmare Sisters (Brandi & Allie) defeated Kenzie Paige & MJ Jenkins
– The Nightmare Sisters entered the AEW Womens Tag Team Cup Tournament, but lost in the final to Ivelisse & Diamante
– Brandi & Cody left AEW on February 15, 2022

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