Ruby Soho talks tattoos and teaming with Willow Nightingale.
Ruby Soho and Willow Nightingale have formed a tag team in recent months in All Elite Wrestling. While at first, the pairing was a bit of an Odd Couple, Ruby and Willow were able to come together to find their groove as a team and along the way Ruby says Nightingale has helped her keep a smile on her face.
Speaking with Righteous Reg, Will Washington, and Phil Lindsey on Fightful's Grapsody podcast about her time teaming up with Willow Nightingale, Ruby credited Willow with always keeping things fun and grounding her, reminding her that wrestling can be the coolest job in the world.
"She was an amazing, amazing partner. She taught me a lot, and she helped me a lot, and she supported me a lot. I, overall, just love her as a person," said Ruby. "She brought out an enjoyment of wrestling that I haven’t had in a very long time. I go out there in my matches a lot of time, and I’m obviously I’m singing my song, I’m jamming out and having a good time, but sometimes I forget to really just enjoy this wild ride that I’m on and that I’ve been on for a long time. She forces me to just enjoy it. Even when I’m trying to be serious, I can’t not look at her and smile. It’s frustrating.
"She’s just so cute I can’t stand it. Any time I try to take anything too seriously, she’s always the first person that brings me back down to realizing that I do have the coolest job in the world and to be able to really enjoy it," Ruby continued. "So I am absolutely in any circumstance, in any way shape, or form, if that girl ever needs me, I am there. If that is in a tag capacity or just as a human being, I’m there for her because she has just brought a wonderful light to my life and is such a beautiful person inside and out, and so unbelievably talented that I’m here for her no matter what."
Ruby, someone who knows a thing or two about tattoos, also spoke about Willow Nightingale's ability as a tattoo artist. While Ruby says that she's currently covered up pretty well, making any future tattoos potentially less significant, she would love to have tattoo work done by Willow Nightingale.
"I don’t know that it’s very well known that she’s a tattoo artist. I don’t think a lot of people know that about her. I also don’t think that she gives the tattoo artist vibe. I don’t think she gives that off very often," said Ruby. "It’s also interesting because a lot people will look at me and think that I’m a tattoo artist, and every time somebody asks me that, I’m like, ‘No. I just have a lot of very talented friends.’ I can’t draw to save my life. Nobody wants me to pick up a needle and come anywhere near them, if I’m being honest. Yeah, I don’t know. I would love it. I would get work done by her in a heartbeat. Whatever you want to do. I wouldn’t even let her tell me what she was doing. I’d just have her do it. At this point, I’m covered. Once you get to the level of covered that I am at this point, the significance of your tattoo becomes a lot less. You just go, ‘Whatever you want to do.’"
Ruby recently competed for the AEW Women's World Championship at AEW Revolution, turning on Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter, aligning with Saraya and Tony Storm. Fans can check out our live coverage here.
Nightingale is scheduled to face Athena for the Ring of Honor Women's World Championship on the March 9 episode of Ring of Honor television. Learn more here.