As seen during last night’s All Out pay-per-view event, Ruby Soho (Ruby Riott in WWE) made her AEW debut during the 21-woman Casino Battle Royal.
During the post-show media scrum, Soho commented on the reaction she got from the fans in Chicago, IL, and more. You can check out some highlights from the scrum below:
On the reaction she got at All Out: “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 loathe 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.”
On the videos she put out on social media: “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.”
On the AEW Women’s division: “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.”
(h/t – Fightful)