The last few days have been really hard for the entire WWE roster, both for those who have been released and for those who have seen colleagues with whom they had bonded for years leave, not feeling safe anymore, given that WWE has made it clear that everyone is useful and no one is indispensable to their cause.
Among the many athletes who between 2020 and 2021 found space in the dismissals of the McMahon-owned company, in the latest wave, there was also Ruby Riott, one of the last protagonists who had remained in the women's tag team division of the company that's based out of Stamford, who took a while to get back to speaking publicly after his bad blow with her firing.
With a long post dedicated to the thing, written in her own hand on her Instagram account, Ruby Riott wanted to thank fans and insiders for this long journey and at the same time she also wanted to make it clear how she felt these days.
Ruby Riott breaks the silence after exiting 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 to 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 a part 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.... at 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," posted Ruby Riott.