ALL OUT 2021was the site of numerous monumental moments, be it the first CM Punk match in seven years, the arrivals of Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole, or the top shelf title matches that went down over the course of the evening. One of the biggest moments of that evening in Chicago, and certainly one fans were desperately hoping would take place, was the arrival of Ruby Soho as the Joker Card of the Women’s Casino Battle Royale!
Emerging into All Elite Wrestling accompanied by the Rancid song that bears her name, Ruby Soho hit the ring with the fury of a woman who had been caged up for far too long, and when the final two women standing where her and Thunder Rosa, the energy was palpable. For three electric minutes the two competitors battled to see who would be the next to challenge Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D for the AEW Women’s World Title she successfully defended against Kris Statlander earlier in the evening, and ultimately, to a joyous response from the crowd and an elated on herself, Soho dumped out Rosa to earn the title opportunity.
The emotional embrace delivered to referee Bryce Remsburg by Ruby when the realization of victory set in encapsulated just how much this moment meant to her, but the celebration couldn’t last forever, and the work began immediately the following Wednesday. That night Soho issued the challenge herself, and the opponent for the evening would be the Good Doctor’s heavy, Jamie Hayter.
As seen in that video, Soho’s attempt to give Bryce another celebratory hug was spoiled by Baker and her cronies, but Riho and Kris Statlander were thankfully there for the save, and that directly led to the trios bout on RAMPAGE two days later. Once again Soho, along with Statlander and the original AEW Women’s World Champion, was victorious but this time with Rebel once again being sacrificed by Baker.
The war of words between champion and challenger that went down last Friday night on RAMPAGE certainly saw no punches pulled, and that will absolutely be the case on DYNAMITE: GRAND SLAM when the Women’s World Title is on the line in front of the largest house in AEW’s history! Can Ruby Soho achieve the dream so soon into her AEW tenure, or will Dr. Britt Baker and her cronies find a way to halt the momentum of the challenger and once more emerge as champion from her fourth title defense?