When Ruby Riott was released from WWE, “Heidi Lovelace” trended all day and into the night. Many fans loved that indie name and couldn’t wait to see her perform under that moniker once again. That is not going to happen.
Many were surprised that WWE cut such a veteran force on their roster. Ruby Riott was leader of the Riott Squad and inspired a ton of girls in the process. That Heidi Lovelace name, while expected, is not coming back.
During The Wrestling Perspective podcast, Riott noted that the name “Ruby” means more to her, and she’s not going back to Heidi Lovelace for a multitude of reasons.
A lot of people think that I’m going back to Heidi Lovelace. There are a multitude of reasons why I don’t want to do that. I was not a fan of that name. It was given to me by the people who trained me in the backyard. They were watching Raw and a commercial for The Hills came on and they were like ‘Heidi, that’s a name’ and they gave it to me.”
“Nobody ever pronounced Lovelace correctly. Why come up with a wrestling name that people can’t pronounce? That’s a terrible idea. A lot of people thought I was going to go back to it. I have no intentions of going back to Heidi Lovelace. I am shopping for a new name I would like to keep [the name Ruby] if it’s possible. I feel like it fits me. Ruby came from Ruby Soho and that’s dear to my heart.”
“Liv (Morgan) came up with Ruby Reckless. Ruby Ramone was the other one, which is funny because Ramona was the other name I had pitched when I first got my name because my entrance music used to be Black Sheep by Metric, which was on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Ramona Flowers. I liked that name. Ruby Blue from Lola Blue (Rancid song) and Ruby Vandal was the last one I had.”
We’ll have to see where Ruby ends up next, but she won’t be Heidi Lovelace. She also made her reason for this decision very clear. If anything far more fans know her as Ruby than as Heidi on a global scale.
It will be interesting to see where Ruby ends up next as she starts a new chapter in her pro wrestling journey.
Where will Ruby end up next? Sound off in the comments!