Ruby Soho has discussed what it’s like working for Tony Khan and says the AEW President’s passion is “infectious throughout the locker room.”
Soho left behind her life as Ruby Riott in WWE when she was released from the company at the beginning of June alongside Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Santana Garrett, Lana, and Buddy Murphy.
The Runaway made her shock AEW debut as the Joker in the Casino Battle Royale at All Out winning the chance to face Dr. Britt Baker DMD for her AEW Women’s World Championship.
“It’s been amazing, it’s so great. Tony is the best boss, like he’s the best, honestly. His excitement and his passion for professional wrestling is infectious throughout the locker room. When he comes up to you and he is excited about something, you’re excited too.”
“You haven’t even heard what he has to say, but you can feel how stoked he is about stuff. It’s amazing, it’s such a positive and inviting energy, and a productive one that makes you want to work hard, it makes you want to go that extra mile. Because your boss is so excited, you want to do well for him, your product, your peers, you want to do well overall, it’s a very encouraging environment.”
Ruby Soho then discussed sharing the locker room with friends she hadn’t been around in a while and how her emotions got the best of her at her debut AEW event when she was surprised by her former Riott Squad partner:
“A lot of these people I’ve worked with years ago. Granted, it feels like a lifetime ago when it was 5 years ago. But they are still friends and people I still road tripped with and stuff. So it felt new, but it kind of felt old if that makes sense. It was awesome. I had a lot of people in the back and I just kind of broke.”
“There was so much emotion and so much time had built up to that moment. Like I said, it was overwhelming and more than I could have ever expected or could have asked for. I just broke. A lot of people were there to hug me, Tony was one of them, Eddie Kingston was one of them, who I have known for a long time. But the one that still warms me to my heart was Sarah Rowe.”
“My best friend flew in from Ohio with her 6 month old child to be there for me on the biggest day of my career. She was there and had tears in her eyes and I had tears in my eyes, Cash probably had tears in his eyes too but he was smiling. I just hugged them so tight. She’s been there every step of my career and the same with her. It really meant a lot to me to have her there and it just made that day perfect, honestly.”
Ruby Soho will face Kris Statlander in the quarter-finals of the TBS Title tournament after she knocked off the Superbad Girl Penelope Ford in the first round.