Earlier today WWE confirmed the unfortunate news that Ruby Riott has been released from WWE alongside fellow female Superstars Santana Garrett and Lana.
Ruby signed with WWE back in 2016 were she originally started a singles run in NXT before being partnered with Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan on the main roster to form the fan favourite stable ‘The Riott Squad’. Although none of the members managed to capture gold as a tag team, they quickly became a fan favourite faction due to each of their differences and what they were ultimately trying to represent in WWE.
Unfortunately in 2020 the group would disband after Ruby returned from a shoulder injury before blindsiding Morgan with an attack which was then led by the release of Sarah Logan some short time later. In recent months Ruby and Liv reformed the Riott Squad with tag team championship gold in their sights, most recently competing in tag team action against the current Women’s Tag Team champions Natalya and Tamina.
Following her release, Riott took to social media to discuss her departure from WWE:
“Well… here it goes.
I’ve never been good at this sort of stuff. Yesterday in a matter of minutes, my life changed very drastically. But after some tears, some panic and a full box of Oreos, I was able look back at how lucky I’ve been to accomplish what have. I never thought I’d make it to WWE. I’ve been honored to be apart of a Squad of the most incredible women I’ve ever met, I’ve gotten to see the world, share locker rooms with some of the most talented women I know, some of which I’ve made lifelong friendships with. I’ve gotten to meet fans that were just like me, introverted kids, who never quite felt like they fit in. And between the locker room and those fans, I felt like I belonged and I’m so grateful for that feeling. With that, I am overwhelmed by the amount of calls/texts/tweets and support that I have received from former coworkers, friends, family and fans. Thank you so much for the kind words. You’ll never know how much it helped. As for what’s next….in the beginning “Heidi Lovelace” was given to me, at the end “Ruby Riott” was taken away. So I don’t know what I’ll be called or where I’ll end up. But please know this is far from over.
Ruby Riott is undeniably talented both on the mic and in the ring and would be an absolute steal for whichever company picks her up in the coming weeks, we wish her nothing but the absolute best and we can’t wait to see what she does next!