AEW star Ruby Soho recently spoke with Inside The Ropes about a wide range of topics, including what her favorite part of her ALL OUT debut was, and how her experience in AEW has lived up to expectations. Highlights from the interview are below.
How she’s always had a good feeling about AEW and her experience has lived up to expectations:
“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.’”
On the reception she received from fans at AEW 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.”
Says her favorite part of ALL OUT was getting to celebrate with referee Bryce Remsburg when she won:
“My favorite part of that whole moment, to me, was that I won the match, I’m so excited and I saw a referee shirt. I was like ‘please be Bryce,’” Soho revealed. “And I looked up and I saw Bryce’s smiling face and I was just so happy. I was like ‘hi Bryce.’ And I just hugged him. I’ve known Bryce for a long time, I’ve known him since the independents. He’s seen all the gradual advances in my career and all of the steps that I’ve taken to get to this point. He knew how hard I’ve worked to get here and how true and happy my emotions really were. To celebrate that with him in that moment was a memory I will literally cherish forever.”