The Riott Squad were in a multi-team match during the first night of WrestleMania 37. Natalya and Tamina won that match and then they went on to lose on night two. That was followed by Nattie and Snuka feuding with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler until they eventually got their titles. None of that was not the original plan.
WWE is known for changing plans, and sometimes that happens on the day of the show. We heard about some WrestleMania changes this year, and the women’s tag team match during night one is one example of that.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez brought up Ruby Riott’s firing today. He also revealed that the Riott Squad were supposed to win that match and then go on to lose on night two instead of Natalya and Tamina.
“At night one of WrestleMania they did a match where the winners were going to get a tag title shot on night two. The day of the show Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan were going to win that match and then they were going to go on to night two and lose when they challenge for the titles, but instead they came up with — the day of the show they changed everything — they beat them and then they had Nattie and Tamina win and go on to night two where they lost which leads to a feud where they kept wrestling! Why did they do this? I have no idea!”
This is one example of WWE’s booking not showing any consistency. We’ll have to see if they change things. Perhaps a new owner might care more about how storylines flow, begin and actually finish.
Ruby Riott’s WWE release was met with an outpouring from the WWE locker room and the pro wrestling community. Her indie name Heidi Lovelace is trending today for a reason. Sadly, she had a WrestleMania moment taken from her this year, months before she was released.
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