One of the most shocking WWE releases this week was Ruby Riott, a wrestler seemingly beloved backstage and by fans and one of the best wrestlers on the WWE roster. But Riott was the only person released by WWE on Wednesday who didn't immediately comment on social media. But now, Ruby Riott has finally issued a statement on her release.
"Well… here it goes," Riott posted on Instagram. "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."
One thing Riott's peers seemed to universally believe in the wake of yesterday's shocking news is that Riott, of everyone released, is certain to land on her feet with another company. The Chadster can't wait to see where that is.