Former WWE Superstar to Make Surprise AEW Debut at All Out Under New Ring Name!

Published 08/06/2021, 9:32 AM EDT


AEW All Out will feature a Casino Battle Royal Women’s match. Tony Khan had confirmed this news a while back. However, new reports state that former WWE Superstar Ruby Riott will be the ‘Joker’ card for the match, i.e., she will be the final entrant.

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The last time the Women’s Casino Royal Battle match happened was in 2019. Nyla Rose won that match and that gave her the chance to become the first ever AEW Women’s Champion.

Ruby Riott completes her non-compete clause in August

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WWE released Riott from her contract on June 2nd, 2021. Her 90 day non-compete clause ends on August 31st. This is just prior to AEW All Out, and as a free agent, she can join whichever company she wants to.

Currently, Ruby Riott is going by the name of Ruby Soho. She has stopped taking bookings, which means she may have already signed with AEW, and she could be the biggest signing for AEW Women’s Division yet.

Prior to being released, the pro-wrestler was working with Liv Morgan as a tag team. They took part in the tag team turmoil at WrestleMania 37 as well.

Now, she is going by the name of Ruby Soho. Not only did she change her name, she even changed her appearance. She changed her hair colour, and now it’s bright red!

Coming to her name, she revealed why she chose Ruby Soho. “I would like to [keep the name Ruby] if it’s possible,” she said. “I feel like it fits me. Ruby came from ‘Ruby Soho,’ and so I hold that very dear to my heart.” H/t CBR

Also, when she revealed the name Ruby was inspired by Rancid’s Ruby Soho, she was offered to get that music cleared for her!

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This is how the conversation went

“Okay, well, that was gonna be one of my suggestions. Why not just do Ruby Soho? I got a couple guys I know who can clear the music for you”, said Lars Frederiksen (Rancid’s lead guitarist).

“Stop! You can’t say that to me and have me not lose my mind right now!”, said Ruby with excitement.

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Frederiksen responded, “Well, I swear to god… I can get on a group text right now and get you cleared in about ten minutes.”

“Oh my god! Yes!” – And that’s how she used Ruby Soho as her name and possibly the entrance theme.

It seems everything is falling into place for the former superstar as time moves on!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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