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Ruby Riott issues statement after getting released by WWE

WWE released more wrestlers on Wednesday in the latest round of cuts due to budget cuts.

Those wrestlers who were let go included Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Murphy, Ruby Riott, Lana, and Santana Garrett. Most of these wrestlers have released statements on the cuts and that now includes Riott.

Riott took to Instagram to issue the following:

“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.”

Riott joined WWE and was placed in NXT back in 2016. Riott made her main roster debut alongside Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan by attacking both Becky Lynch and Naomi in 2017. While she never won any championships in WWE, she was well respected within the locker room and a good worker in the ring.


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