AEW took to Twitter to announce that Awesome Kong is dealing with an undisclosed illness. So, she won’t be able to compete on tonight’s Bash at the Beach episode of Dynamite.
Kong was scheduled to team up with Mel to square off against Kris Statlander and Hikaru Shida in a tag team match. Kong’s replacement will be none other than Brandi Rhodes, who is also the Chief Brand Officer for AEW.
Rhodes hasn’t wrestled in a match since August, when she was one of the participants in the Casino Battle Royal at All Out. This will be Rhodes’ in-ring debut on Dynamite and her third match for AEW.
Brandi is the leader of the Nightmare Collective, which includes Awesome Kong, Mel and the newest addition—Luther. Dr. Luther made his debut on last week’s episode in the much-maligned championship match.
Check back with Bell to Belles for the results of tonight’s match and any updates on Awesome Kong.