Ruby Soho Makes AEW Debut in All Out Women’s Casino Battle Royale

Ruby Soho AEW Debut All Out

Originally slated for the Buy In, the main show of AEW All Out saw 21 competitors take part in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale. The competitor that emerged victorious, overcoming 20 opponents, would earn an AEW Women’s World Championship match. Not only was this a proving ground for the AEW women’s division, but it featured one major surprise. The 21st, and final, entrant known as the Joker had rumors buzzing. These were amplified further with the various videos shared on the debuting star’s Twitter account. The rumors in question were realized tonight, as Ruby Soho, formerly known as Ruby Riott in WWE, made her AEW debut at All Out, entering the Women’s Casino Battle Royale in the final spot.

Destination Known – Ruby Soho Makes AEW Debut

Ruby Soho entered the Women’s Casino Battle Royale to the song – appropriately enough – Ruby Soho by Rancid. By the time Soho entered the match, the match was down to its final handful of competitors. However, “The Runaway” was set to make a statement in her AEW debut. Ultimately, the match came down to two final competitors: Soho and current Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa.

The two exchanged strikes, seemingly even against one another. The action came down to the wire as they battled on the ring apron. Soho escaped a Death Valley Driver attempt, sending Rosa into the ring post before hitting a final enziguri, eliminating “La Mera Mera” and earning a future AEW Women’s World Championship match against current titleholder Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.

What to Know About “The Runaway”

As far back as early August, rumors circulated regarding the impending AEW debut of Ruby Soho. This past June, she was released from WWE along with several other talent, Braun Strowman and fellow AEW star Malakai Black included. As Ruby Riott, she signed with WWE in late 2016. In early 2017, she debuted on NXT television, feuding with Nikki Cross from the get-go. Later that November, she made her main roster debut alongside Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan; together, they became known as The Riott Squad. The group disbanded and reunited multiple times, even with the release of Logan in April of 2020.

Beyond her work in WWE, and inevitably AEW, Ruby Soho saw success on the independent scene as well. Absolute Intense Wrestling, CHIKARA, and SHIMMER Women Athletes were just a few organizations “The Runaway” plied her craft. Under the alias of Heidi Lovelace, Soho captured the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship and won CHIKARA’s Young Lions Cup XI, just to name a few accolades. Now that Ruby Soho is “All Elite,” expect her to add even more accomplishments to her resume.

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