Ruby Soho: AEW Debut Was Everything I Wanted It To Be
“I started crying, I was like OK I’ve got to pull this together, I’ve got to go and wrestle.”
Ahead of her surprise debut during AEW All Out’s Casino Battle Royale, many assumed Ruby Soho would show her face in AEW, evident by the loud chants the crowd in Chicago aimed Soho’s way.
Since then Sohho has slotted into AEW’s Women’s Roster, and in an interview with Inside the Ropes, Ruby has admitted that her AEW debut was everything she wanted it to be:
“Honestly, it was probably the moment, I’ve always had a good feeling, a lot of my friends have worked in AEW and they’ve always said wonderful things about it. To be honest I’m just waiting for something to [go wrong], because it’s just too good to be true at this point. This place, it’s so rad, and it’s just so much fun. I love coming to work and everything like that. But they have always had such good things to say about it, I’ve always been a fan of the product.
“But the moment where it was like, for sure, this is meant to be, was at All Out. When I debuted and came out to the amazing reception in Chicago, there was not a doubt after that. It was like this is where I am meant to be, this is home for sure.”
The loud reaction Ruby received at the PPV came as no surprise to wrestling fans watching at home, but Soho herself wasn’t sure how they’d react:
“Oh yeah I was so nervous, so nervous,” continued Ruby “I had no idea how the crowd was going to respond. To me, I knew that it was a really big night, and I was worried. I hoped that they were going to welcome me with open arms, and when they started to chant Ruby Soho prior to me even coming out, it was real to me in that moment. I started crying, I was like OK I’ve got to pull this together, I’ve got to go and wrestle. But it was everything that I wanted it to be and more, it was more than what I expected.
“I was nervous before that, but that crowd that night was such a special moment. That was the best moment in my career to date, because it was a culmination of 11 years of work that I had done, and a lot of nervousness coming into it. I was so grateful to the fans there for their warm welcome, it was awesome.”
Ruby’s debut was capped off with a a win, but apparently the highlight of the moment was not in the victory, but in seeing old pal referee Bryce Remsburg:
“I was ecstatic, that was a huge opportunity for me to gain the moment I got there. I didn’t waste any time and I didn’t skip any steps. I just was granted the opportunity to a AEW Women’s World Championship match on my first night. There were some amazing women in the ring with me prior to that, so it was super overwhelming because it was like, OK, it’s time to get to work.
“But my favourite part of that whole moment to me was I won the match, I am so excited, then I look to my left and I just saw a referee shirt. I was like please be Bryce [Remberg]. I looked up and I just see Bryce’s smiling face and I was just so happy. I was like ‘HI Bryce!’ and I just hugged him. I have known Bryce for a long time, I’ve known him since the independents.
“He’s seen all of the gradual advances in my career and all of the steps I have taken to get to this point. So he knew how hard I worked to get here and how true and happy my emotions were. So to celebrate with him in that moment was a memory that I will literally cherish forever.”