After Lucha Bros and The Young Bucks tore the house down at Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the Women’s Casino Battle Royale got the task to follow it on the All Out card.
Probably the right call, as a battle royal features time-filling stretches where the crowd could recompose themselves, and the group entry gimmick & future title shot stipulation guarantee at least some interest in the match.
Clubs were first (the 21 women draw cards and enter in suits of five, with whoever gets the joker entering last) - Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue, Emi Sakura, the Bunny, and Abadon. Hometown hero Blue and the scary Abadon were eliminated before the Diamonds were announced/
Anna Jay was first, and didn’t waste any time going after Bunny. She was followed by Kiera Hogan, KiLynn King, Diamante, and Nyla Rose. Several women are eliminated before the Hearts are out, many of them dumped by Rose. Thunder Rosa immediately goes after Nyla, as Penelope Ford, Riho, Jamie Hayter, and Big Swole follow her into the match.
Spades, consists of Tay Conti (who quickly joins her friend Jay against Bunny), Red Velvet, Leyla Hirsch, Jade Cargill, and Rebel. Nyla ended Cargill’s brief run, then it was Joker time, and it seems somebody had to catch a quick flight to Chicago after she finally got to NYC...
Ruby Soho was the crowd favorite among the final three, which consisted of fka Heidi Lovelace, Rose and Rosa. The former NWA Women’s champ sent the first ever AEW Women’s champ to the floor, and Ruby and Thunder squared up amidst dueling chants from the Chicagoland faithful.
They battled to the apron, and after fighting out of a carry hold, Soho kicks Rose into the ring post, which sends her tumbling to the floor.
Ruby’s Destination is now known, and it’s not just AEW... it’s a match against Women’s champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
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