Ruby Soho and Hikaru Shida have advanced to the semi-finals of the AEW TBS Championship tournament.
On the October 22 episode of AEW Rampage, the bracket was unveiled for the AEW TBS Championship Tournament, with four first-round matches and four women receiving byes.
Ruby Soho faced and defeated Penelope Ford in the first round. The ending of the match happened after Rick Knox caught Ford trying to use brass knuckles but kicked them out of the ring. This took Ford’s attention off of Soho long enough to be rolled up for the 1-2-3.
.@Thee_Red_Velvet evens the odds with @realrubysoho against #TheBunny and @thePenelopeFord – Tune in NOW for Saturday Night #AEWDynamite LIVE on @tntdrama pic.twitter.com/M4asJgedRO — All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 24, 2021
After the bell, Ford and The Bunny encircled Ruby, but just as they were about to strike, Red Velvet came to her assistance and, along with Soho, ran them off. The Bunny and Red Velvet will meet in another one of the first-round matches. The winner will go on to face Jade Cargill.
Soho now pushes forward to the quarterfinals and will face Kris Statlander.
On Wednesday (October 27), Hikaru Shida defeated Serena Deeb in the first-round match on AEW Dynamite. She advances to the second round to face Nyla Rose. After Shida gained a pinfall on Deeb, she attacked the Japanese star by destroying Shida’s leg with a chair.
That's win No. 50 for @shidahikaru and she moves on in the TBS Women's Championship Tournament! Tune in Live Nationwide for #AEWDynamite on @tntdrama NOW pic.twitter.com/HYIljvLHa4 — All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 28, 2021
With two remaining first-round matches in the TBS title tournament between The Bunny vs. Red Velvet, the winner faces Jade Cargill. Anna Jay and Jamie Hayter’s match will take place next week. The winner will take on Thunder Rosa.
The finals will take place on January 5, 2022, after AEW Dynamite officially moves to TBS.