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Ruby Soho says AEW women’s division is crucial to women’s wrestling

Ruby Soho is officially All Elite after she made a huge debut at AEW’s All Out event on Sunday.

Soho debuted in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale Match drawing the card of ‘The Joker.’ With her new name comes her new theme music which is ‘Ruby Soho’ from punk rock band Rancid. The instant smile on Ruby’s face the moment she stepped through the entrance tunnel lit up Chicago.

Soho, who was released by WWE at the beginning of June, aired three vignettes in August hyping her return to wrestling. Her debut with AEW found her winning the Casino Battle Royale by last eliminating a favorite to win, Thunder Rosa.

Although a future one-on-one match between Soho and Rosa is a match many now want to see, Soho has won a championship opportunity by winning the battle royale. The current champion Dr. Britt Baker retained the title earlier in the night against Kris Statlander.

During a post-show media scrum, Soho talked about her debut and how she has never experienced anything quite like this moment.

“I have never experienced anything like that before,” said Ruby. “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.”

She goes on to talk about the vignettes that aired in regards to her debut and where her “destination” would end up being.

“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.”

Soho adds that the women’s division is crucial in women’s wrestling and she feels fortunate to be a part of it.

“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.”

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