Arguably, one of the most popular video series on the official WWE YouTube channel in the past few months has been the “Formerly Known As” series. This series takes a look at the very beginning of a Superstar’s career, showcasing their path to reaching the WWE stage.

RAW Superstar Ruby Riott of The Riott Squad is the latest WWE Superstar receiving the “Formerly Known As” treatment. As Heidi Lovelace, Riott debuted on the independent circuit back in 2010.

After working for a number of prominent independent promotions including Shine, Ohio Valley Wrestling, Chikara, Beyond Wrestling and Stardom. She would then sign with WWE in late December of 2016 and quickly make her debut on NXT television.

In the video shown below, Riott attempts to explain her early beginnings, through to her time as a prominent face on NXT television right through to being on RAW right now. Check it out.


Were you a fan of Riott before her time in WWE? What about now? Sound off in the comments below.

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