Brandi Rhodes Talks About How Equal Gender Pay Will Work In AEW

Feb 10, 2019 - by James Walsh

At the Double or Nothing Ticket Announcement Party, Brandi Rhodes spoke about the plan for equal pay between the genders in AEW will work, including establishing a base pay for the male and female wrestlers. Here are highlights:

On the base pay for incoming talent: “Obviously I’m under NDAs so I can’t tell you how much people make. So, if you’re someone coming straight from the indies, maybe you haven’t been on television for a while – if you’re male or female, you’re starting at the same spot. If you’re someone who has been on tv for a while and maybe you’ve been a champion at a company… there’s a lot of players who look the same whether they’re male or female. So, they start at the same spot.”

On how some companies treat male and female talent: “At places I’ve worked before, no matter what, you start at this [set level of pay] or this is your weekly or your per show. But then if you talk to a man, the per show is completely different and they may be a man who’s never been on tv before. I’ve worked for a company where I had a pay that was okay, but it was way below pays of people who had never been on tv before. I’ve been in this industry for a long time and worked for some of the top companies, so why is that? So that’s something we really didn’t want to do. We’re achieving that and it’s going really good right now. Everybody seems to be really happy so we’re gonna keep going.”

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