Ruby Soho made her AEW debut in the Casino Battle Royal at AEW All out 2021. In was an all around success. Not only did she win the Battle Royal and earned a championship for Britt Baker’s AEW Women’s World title but possibly even more important, the crowd welcomed her with open arms and even started chanting her name before she even came out for her entrance. A much needed confidence booster after she got released by WWE earlier this year.
In an interview with Inside The Ropes, Ruby Soho spoke about her experience in AEW so far:
“I kind of always had a good feeling (about AEW). A lot of my friends had worked in AEW and they’ve always said wonderful things about it. To be honest, I’m waiting for something to go wrong, because it’s too good to be true at this point. It’s so rad and it’s so much fun, and I love coming to work and everything like that. But they always had good things to say about it. I’ve always been a fan of the product. But the moment it was for sure ‘this is where I’m meant to be’ was All Out, when I debuted and I came out to the amazing reception in Chicago. It was after that where I was like ‘this is where I’m meant to be. This is home for me for sure.’”
She also described the overwhelming feeling she got from the reaction from the audience at All Out:
“I was so nervous. I had no idea how the crowd was going to respond to me. But I knew it was a really big night and I was worried. I hoped that they were going to welcome me with open arms. When they started to chant ‘Ruby Soho!’ prior to me ever coming out, it was real to me in that moment. I almost started crying. But it was everything that I wanted it to be and more. It was more than I expected. I was so nervous before that. It was just that crowd, that night, was such a special moment. It was probably the best moment in my career to date, because it was just like a culmination of eleven years of work that I had done. I had a lot of nervousness coming into it, and I was so grateful for all the fans for their warm welcome. It was awesome.” (h/t wrestlinginc)