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Brandi On How She Accidentally Became A WWE Ring Announcer

Prior to Brandi Rhodes becoming an executive for AEW, she became a ring announcer for WWE, but that wasn’t something she really intended to be when she got into the business as she originally trained to be an in-ring performer at FCW, which was one of WWE’s developmental promotions prior to NXT.

Despite Rhodes having a master’s degree in broadcast journalism, she never intended to be a professional wrestler, but she did give FCW a shot after moving down to Florida to pursue a career in entertainment. Brandi recently spoke with Bleacher Report on how she was asked to do the ring announcing for FCW since the regular announcer wasn’t there.

This is what Brandi Rhodes said:

“About a week into training at FCW, I went to one of the local shows, and they were asking who could do the ring announcing since the normal guy wasn’t there.”

“All the girls were freaking out and didn’t want to do it, and I was like, ‘You guys know I am a broadcast journalist, right?’ So I did it, and the next thing I know, [Senior Vice President of Talent Relations] John Laurinaitis called and said, ‘Hey, you’re on the road.’ I told him I only did it one time at this little show in Florida, and he said, ‘It’s OK, kid. You’ll be good.’ The next week I went and announced in front of 10,000 people, which was pretty terrifying.”

Brandi then transitioned from being a ring announcer to being an executive and a wrestler, and said that she would love to wrestle Serena Deeb as she is amazing, she is somebody you pick things up from without knowing you are doing it and she thinks they could have a nice match.

This is what Brandi Rhodes said:

“I would love to wrestle Serena [Deeb].” “I think she is amazing. Training with her here and there, she is somebody you pick things up from without knowing you’re doing it. She’s very fluid in the ring, and I think we could have a really nice match.”

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