Ruby Soho reflects on main eventing the first-ever wrestling television program emanating from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.
Ruby Soho had only arrived in AEW weeks prior to getting her first opportunity at the AEW Women's World Championship. Competing against Britt Baker, the former Ruby Riott was afforded the opportunity to headline the biggest AEW television show up to that point. Something that she says, in a new interview with Denise Salcedo, is a feeling that spoiled her while also filling her with pride.
"It meant so much more than just a really big match, or even a title match. It meant to me that AEW trusted me and that to me means the world because I want to be able to grab the ball and for them to never see it again. I want to be able to be part of these milestones, to be a part of these things. On a show that has Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega in it and for us to be the main event was huge to me. I still have a hard time being on the same flyers as them, seeing like CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega and then there's me. It's still mind-blowing to me, I still can't wrap my head around it. But it was an honor honestly, this was a historical AEW Dynamite...I felt spoiled, I felt honored, I felt pressure, I felt all of these things. So the fact that I was trusted enough to be in that position meant the world to me and I really felt in that moment that I had to deliver.
"I needed to prove to myself that I could still do it, that this is where I belonged and this where I am supposed to be, and it was a lot of proving to myself and proving to them (the fans) that is why you're happy to see me and to Tony 'this is why you allowed me to part of this historical Dynamite.' So It was a lot of proving."
As of yet, she still hasn't won a Women's Championship on national television. For Ruby, this is something that still bothers her.
"It would mean everything. It would be validation first for the last 11 years of my career. It's not just validation since I've been here. It's been validation since my previous time with WWE, my previous time in the independents working for 10 bucks and driving 12 hours and cars breaking down and things like that. I have never held a title on national television in the time span that I've been a part of and I really feel this is something that making history and being the first and representing the title with honor and fighting tooth and nail like really defend it, would mean the world to me and I am going to do absolutely everything that I can to be that first [TBS] Champion."
You can see the full interview with Denise and Ruby embedded above. Fightful has live coverage of AEW Dynamite every Wednesday.