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AEW crowns the first ever TBS champion

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Ruby Soho came up through the independents, worked for the biggest company in wrestling history, then jumped into AEW’s main event scene. Jade Cargill took the lessons of amateur athletics, fitness modeling, graduate school & motherhood and applied them to a wrestling career.

Those different paths led them to the tournament to crown All Elite’s first TBS champion. Soho fought her way through Penelope Ford, Kris Statlander, and Nyla Rose to get to the finals. Cargill took on and defeated Red Velvet and Thunder Rosa. On Jan. 5 in Newark, New Jersey they stood across the ring from each other.

We weren’t too far along when Mercedes Martinez made her way to the ring while Ruby was on the outside. Jade’s feigned ignorance about it, but Martinez did help her beat Rosa last week. So it wasn’t surprising when TR from TJ ran in to take out Mercedes.

Jade lost the other ace up her sleeve when referee Aubrey Edwards sent Smart Mark Sterling to the back. That left it as Soho’s speed and experience vs. Cargill’s strength and resilience.

Jade was unable to hit her finish, and kicked out of everything Ruby threw at her. Then when they battled on the top, Cargill hit the most devastating Jaded of all.

With her daughter watching in the first row, Jade Cargill became the first to put the TBS championship belt over her shoulder.

Get complete results and coverage of everything that happened on Dynamite‘s TBS debut here.