Ruby Soho speaks out on the inception of her prior name; David Finlay on Impact and NJPW. All that and more in this piece.
David Finlay speaks on Impact and NJPW
David Finlay, son of the great Fit Finlay (WCW, WWE), speaks on the differences between NJPW and Impact Wrestling. He spoke with the Wrestling Perspective Podcast, and said of starting with Impact:
“…I got a text from Rocky (Romero) one day. He said, ‘Hey man. Do you and Juice want to do Impact?’ Of course, I texted Juice real quick, and I’m like, ‘We’re obviously going to do Impact, right?’ There’s no way we’re going to say no to this especially with Covid(-19) restrictions in Japan and travel restrictions. We spent the last year sitting on our (expletive). I like staying busy. I love wrestling, and when I don’t get to do it, I’m not as happy. It was an opportunity to get back in the ring, so I was like, yea, let’s do it…”via Wrestling Perspective Podcast / wrestlingnews.co (Transcription)
On the differences between the two promotions, he said:
“…I think it was just learning a new style of wrestling because in Japan, it’s not TV wrestling, it’s a live event. Adapting from that to TV wrestling, I’ve never done it. Juice hasn’t done it since he left NXT. I think he was rusty and I was inexperienced at it, so we learned on the go with all this. It was a new experience for us in trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, what works better, and what do we stay away from. It was a learning curve for us…”via Wrestling Perspective Podcast / wrestlingnews.co (Transcription)
Ruby Soho created her own name in WWE
It was while she spoke and answered questions on Talk Is Jericho, that Ruby Soho spoke about her time in WWE—(Ruby Riott). She said:
“…So I am actually the one who pitched that. Ruby was originally from ‘Ruby Soho.’ At the time I wasn’t pals with Lars, so that wasn’t an option. So Ruby was from that, and then I just was trying to figure out a last name that was to the point, was kind of like — that expressed my personality, and that really felt like I could let loose a little bit…My entry into when I debuted with NXT, I think it was very last minute like, ‘Okay, let’s just give her this name.’…”via Talk Is Jericho /E-Wrestling News (Transcription)
She has had quite the debut after debuting in AEW, already having gone up against AEW Women’s World Champion, Dr. Britt Baker, and although she lost that match at AEW Grand Slam, she has had quite the beginning at AEW…especially after being underutilized over at WWE. Her talents and strengths in the ring are evident now, when while at WWE, it was kind of hard to judge.
You could say, WWE only gave the audience the cover of what this young woman was capable of, and you all know, friends and readers, you never judge a book by its cover.
Fandango in GCW
Perhaps it was classic rock band, Queen that said it best:
“…I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango!
Thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening mevia Queen
Galileo, Figaro – magnificoo…”
And if it sounds like gibberish to you, then you’ve missed out on an epic song from the annals of rock music history, and probably one of the greatest bands to ever do it.
It seems like GCW (Game Changer Wrestling) is about to wind up and do the Fandango after all, only in GCW, they’ve got to make it a tad seedier. I mean have you watched GCW?!
As has been reported by Wrestling Inc, it would appear that former WWE star, Fandango, will be premiering at the company—specifically the Fight Club and/or Aftermath events that have been announced for the weekend of October 9th and 10th.
Ladies and gentlemen…somebody call Patrick Swayze in the afterlife, because the Fandango just got a tad dirtier. Cue the comic rimshot now, please…. No? Okay then. Anyways…he will now be going under the name Dirty Dango, and perhaps for obvious reasons.