The trio formerly known as WWE’s Riott Squad have talked for years about how their bonds extended well beyond kayfabe. So when Ruby Soho’s post-WWE journey led her to debut for AEW last night (Sept. 5) at All Out in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, you knew Liv Morgan and Sarah Rowe (fka Logan) would be among the first to react:
Tears! You are a star RubyRue— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) September 6, 2021
And an entire industry of peers & fans erupt. https://t.co/Be35yHjmyu— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) September 6, 2021
Good things for good people. You love to see it. #AEWAllOut— Veda Scott (@itsvedatime) September 6, 2021
For her part, Soho told the media after All Out she was blown away by the fan reaction. Fans chanting her name - especially a name she’s never performed under before - was new to Ruby:
“I have never experienced anything like that before. And to have people have that anticipation for me to come out, and for people to want that, and for people to get it, and get excited - is something that I think all of us in the wrestling industry thrive for, just 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 with it?’ It just felt like home immediately from the moment I walked out there and it was just - it was incredible.”
Get used to it. With an AEW Women’s title match against Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. in your future, you’re gonna be hearing quite a few “Ruby Soho” chants.
I’m sure Liv, Sarah, and quite a few other former co-workers will be chanting along at home, too.