Speaking after her AEW debut at All Out, Ruby Soho couldn’t hide her excitement at being the latest edition to the AEW Women’s roster.
At the event, Ruby Soho, formerly known as Ruby Riott in WWE, made her AEW debut as the ‘Joker’ in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale. Not content with simply making up the numbers, Soho went on to win the match, eliminating Thunder Rosa to earn at shot at the AEW Women’s Championship.
During the post-show media scrum, Soho said that AEW immediately felt like home. The star who was visibly moved by the monster ovation from the crowd when her music hit, said she had never experienced anything like it.
“I have never experienced anything like that before,”
“To have people have that anticipation for me and for people to want that and for people to get it, and getting excited is something that I think all of us in the wrestling industry thrive for. That moment of just being accepted and wanted and welcomed at this new Incredible company that you work for.”
“That’s always a scare, right? You’re working in a new place, ‘Am I going to be accepted? Am I going to fit in?’ It just felt like home immediately from the moment I walked out there and it was just incredible.”
Your Casino Battle Royale winner: @realrubysoho! #AEWAllOutpic.twitter.com/gRRcuDS9FH
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 6, 2021
Soho also discussed the series of vignettes that she released on social media ahead of her debut. The clips saw Soho moving away from her past and towards her new wrestling home. Ruby said that it was awesome to see the reaction that the vignettes received.
“The videos that were put out, I was happy with the reception of them because people understood the story and people could — it seemed like people felt the actual journey I went on and the struggle I went through and now, this rebirth that I am at now. So, it was awesome.”
Looking ahead to her new challenge in the AEW Women’s division, Soho was full of praise for the company’s existing female stars.
“I think [this division is a crucial part of women’s wrestling]. I think the level of importance that is put on the division here is so apparent. You see different women each week, it’s not the same people. You see different women who are of different backgrounds and all thriving and succeeding and intertwining with each other. You can go on these Journeys with these women and these women have a voice. I think this place is a crucial part in the evolution that is women’s wrestling and I think I’m very, very fortunate to be a part of it.”
Following her debut at All Out, it has been confirmed that Ruby Soho will appear at the upcoming edition of Dynamite from Cincinnati.
The show will also feature the huge clash between hometown boy Jon Moxley and Minoru Suzuki.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.