Ruby Riott opens up about her release from WWE

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On Wednesday, WWE confirmed that Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Murphy, Ruby Riott, Lana and Santana Garrett were released from the company. Thus far, all six talents have publicly made a comment or gone into detail about their departures and the latest to do so was Ruby Riott.

She took to her Instagram page and noted that after the initial shock, she was able to think about what she accomplished by just making it to WWE in itself.

She closed with writing that “Heidi Lovelace was given” to her and “Ruby Riott was taken” from her. Riott does not know where she’ll end up next but her journey is not over.

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. Thank you.

Former WWE announcer Tom Phillips spoke about his WWE departure on the Sports Media podcast and POST Wrestling has transcriptions from that interview which can be read here.