The women’s Casino Battle Royale already has surprises, and we’re not even at All Out yet. The pay-per-view (PPV) takes place on Sept. 5, 2021, in Chicago. Unfortunately, one participant went down with an injury during the special extra edition of Dark. Tony Khan filled the vacancy with a hometown darling.
Chicago’s Skye Blue competed against Red Velvet. Blue had full support from the crowd popping them with a flying crossbody. Blue rallied by ducking a pair of head kicks to score a roll-up. Velvet kicked out, so Blue unloaded a thrust kick and a DDT.
Despite Blue’s strong effort, Velvet put her away with the Final Slice.
Blue must have made a positive impression, because Khan came out to offer her a spot in the Casino Battle Royale. It looked like that news was a complete surprise to Blue.
Because of the attack on @TheJuliaHart earlier by Nyla & Jade, there's an opening in tomorrow’s Casino Battle Royale & #AEW GM @TonyKhan, impressed w/ @Skyebyee's losing effort vs @Thee_Red_Velvet, adds her to the match!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 4, 2021
Watch a special Saturday #AEWDark: https://t.co/ljLGbpUlno pic.twitter.com/7KLBzpWedT
If you’re counting at home, Blue would make 21 participants. So, no surprise entrant, you ask? Not so fast, my friend.
Julia Hart was put out of action by the rudo pair of Nyla Rose and Jade Cargill. Hart was victorious earlier in the evening against Heather Reckless, but milk didn’t do her body good. It appeared that Hart tweaked her knee on a handspring axe kick in the corner. She persevered to achieve success with a running splits bulldog to win.
As Hart hyped her spot in the Casino Battle Royale, the bullies rolled in to damage her knee with a steel chair. Hart is officially out.
BREAKING: #AEW doctors won’t clear @TheJuliaHart to compete in tomorrow's Casino Battle Royale due to the injuries from this attack by @NylaRoseBeast and @Jade_Cargill earlier on #AEWDark. pic.twitter.com/AwJMFzCNX6— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 4, 2021
It seems like that scene was a story reason to cover for a real injury.
Yes my leg hurts. That’s all I gotta say right now.— J U L I A (@TheJuliaHart) September 5, 2021
Blue will join Nyla Rose, Thunder Rosa, Bunny, Big Swole, Tay Conti, Diamante, Penelope Ford, Red Velvet, Hikaru Shida, Emi Sakura, Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan, Abadon, Leyla Hirsch, KiLynn King, Reba, Jamie Hayter, Anna Jay, and Riho as twenty of the contenders.
What are the odds Skye Blue can play Cinderella to win the Casino Battle Royale at All Out?