With less than two months until the Squared Circle Expo II, the promoters are still not done making it bigger and better. The latest addition to the already jam-packed wrestler lineup is All Elite Wrestling star Ruby Soho.
Michigan-born Soho made her wrestling debut in 2010. Soho has had stints in Ohio Valley Wrestling, Shine, Chikara, WWE and other companies before joining AEW in 2021. Along the way, Soho won several titles, including the OVW Women's Championship.
Soho won her AEW debut match, earning a shot at the AEW Women's Championship. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. defeated Soho to retain her title, but only with interference from Baker allies. Soho continued being a main event player, even competing in the finals of the TBS Champion tournament losing to Jade Cargill making Cargill.
At C2E2 last year, Soho was one of the most popular guests. Fans waited several hours to meet her and she did not disappoint, making each encounter special for the fans. When I met her, I commented on her purple gel pen, which became a running joke between us the rest of the weekend any time I was around her booth. She had fun with the photo ops, too, posing in different ways.
These little touches might not sound like much, but within the constraints of comic cons, these special touches really make a difference. Soho had lengthy lines, but I think she gained even more fans after the appearance.
It's not a surprise she has been added to the wrestler lineup at SCX II. I have previously written SCX last year had the most fan-friendly collection of guests I have seen at any convention. I'm sure that is no accident. The promoters of SCX work tirelessly to make the event extremely fun for all attendees.
Soho joins a lengthy, star-studded list of wrestlers already announced for SCX II. That list includes Danhausen, Jeff Jarrett, John Morrison, Shane Douglas, Mickie James, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, John Bradshaw Layfield, Ron Simmons, Ted DiBiase, New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn), Rikishi, Lex Luger, Carlito, Matt Cardona, Hangman Adam Page, Brody King, Brian Cage, Swoggle, Santana and Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, the Lucha Bros., the Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher), Primo and Epico, FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood), the Good Brothers, Dalton Castle, Ethan Page, Alan 5 Angel, Chelsea Green, Fuego Del Sol, Abadon, Brian Myers, Sharkboy, the Steiner Brothers, the Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman, Jr. and Griff Garrison), Larry D, Crazzy Steve and Wolfie D. With about seven weeks until the event, I am betting they still aren't done adding wrestlers to the lineup.
A convention for the wrestling fans, run by dedicated folks, SCX was the best convention debut I have attended and SCX II promises to top it. SCX II is a two day convention running April 15-16 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. There will be photo ops, meet-and-greets, panels, Q&As, vendors and more, including a full wrestling card on Saturday night.
I will be "On the Beat" at the Squared Circle Expo II from start to finish and beyond, as after the convention ends, I expect several smaller groups to hang out somewhere and continue the fun. I will provide updates before the event and a full recap after it.
Go to SquaredCircleX.com for more info. Be sure to check back here for updates.
Ruby Soho and me in Chicago, IL-December 2021.