Ruby Riott comments on WWE departure

Jun 3, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Ruby Riott took to Instagram this morning and issued a lengthy statement on her WWE release.

As noted, WWE announced on Wednesday that Riott, Braun Strowman, Lana, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, and Santana Garrett have all been released from the company, as a part of budget cuts.

Riott revealed her initial reaction to the release, and talked about how she never thought she would make it to WWE. She also thanked everyone for their support and said her career is far from over.

“Well… here it goes,” Riott wrote. “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. Thank you.”

Stay tuned for more. Below is the full Instagram post from Riott:

One Response

  1. Joe A says:

    @mth blows my mind that people like her, Lana & Iiconics were cut but Tamina is a tag champ and Eva Marie is returning. Vince is senile and needs to go ASAP

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