The Riott Squad were one of the mainstays of the WWE women’s division after making their debut on the November 21, 2017 episode of Friday Night Smackdown. It comprised of Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan.
The group would cause a lot of chaos on both Monday Night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown until the 2019 draft, where Liv Morgan was drafted to another brand, officially separating the group.
While speaking on The Wrestling Perspective podcast, Ruby Riott talked about the inception of the group. She stated that the Riott Squad wasn’t supposed to last more than six weeks.
On top of that, Ruby Riott claimed that she was told Vince McMahon saw 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’ and wanted a team with a Joker, Harley Quinn and a beast.
From what I understand, we weren’t supposed to last more than six weeks. It was supposed to be like an entry and then we’d go our separate ways. We didn’t change anything about our characters to adhere to each other, we just stayed ourselves. What ended up happening was those three very different characters ended working well together and in contrast, so they kept us together. It’s one of the most amazing parts of my career, working with those girls. Since it wasn’t supposed to go anywhere, we were able to morph it into what we thought it should be. I was also told that [Vince McMahon] had seen Suicide Squad and he wanted a Joker, a Harley Quinn, and a beast. Then, the Riott Squad was born. I don’t know how much truth there was to that, it was a rumor, but I wouldn’t doubt it. A lot of my career was right place right time.
Sarah Logan was released as part of the COVID-19 budget cuts last year and the same was done to Ruby Riott this year. Only Liv Morgan remains in the company and it is not known whether she will stay in the company always.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes.