Ahead of tonight's AEW All Out PPV, it's been announced that Julia Hart will no longer be competing in the Women's Casino Battle Royale.
Previously, many were wondering how AEW would handle this match due to them having already announced 21 names for the bout, with one unannounced surprise entrant also confirmed. Considering the match is meant to feature 21 wrestlers, the big question was whether AEW would change things up and make the contest a 22-person affair or whether somebody would instead be pulled from the match.
In a kayfabe sense, Hart was taken out of action by a post-match Nyla Rose and Jade Cargill beatdown during the latest AEW Dark taping, with the unsigned Blue Skye replacing Julia.
Because of the attack on @TheJuliaHart earlier by Nyla & Jade, there's an opening in tomorrow’s Casino Battle Royale & #AEW GM @TonyKhan, impressed w/ @Skyebyee's losing effort vs @Thee_Red_Velvet, adds her to the match!Advertisement— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 4, 2021
As it stands, the Women's Casino Battle Royale will feature Thunder Rosa, Hikaru Shida, Nyla Rose, Jade Cargill, Riho, Anna Jay, Tay Conte, Big Swole, Leyla Hirsch, Jamie Hayter, Rebel, Penelope Ford, The Bunny, Abadon, Emi Sakura, Red Velvet, Diamante, KiLynn King, Kiera Hogan and Syke Blue.
Where the mystery, unannounced entrant is concerned, many are speculating that this could well be the former Ruby Riott, who is these days going by the name Ruby Soho.