Former WWE star Ruby Riott who is currently working in the All Elite Wrestling under her new ring name Ruby Soho recently said her WWE release was completely unexpected. She said it was a “Full Blown Heart Attack” for her.
Ruby Soho was a very talented wrestler who worked on the independent circuit for quite a long time under her ring name Heidi Lovelace. She worked on the independent circuit for six years before finally signing with WWE. She first worked in the NXT for one year before making her main roster debut in 2017. Everybody was expecting a big push for her.
Ruby Soho Says Her WWE Release Was “Full Blown Panic Attack”
She was an extremely talented wrestler. It was a treat to see her on the roster of WWE. When she made her main roster debut WWE formed is stable with her featuring two more wrestlers, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan naming the stable Riott Squad. It seemed like when a stable is getting named after her, definitely WWE was planning a big push for her.
But the much awaited push for Ruby never arrived. Instead she kept on jobbing throughout her WWE career. She lost almost all of her main roster matches since last couple of years. She did get some title opportunities every now and then but all of them were losing efforts.
Finally, WWE released this year and she decided to join the biggest competition of WWE in the market right now, AEW. On her debut, she won the Casino Battle Royal. Quite surely she will be used as a main event star in AEW.
Ruby Riott who is currently working in the All Elite Wrestling under her new ring name Ruby Soho recently spoke to where she said her WWE release was completely unexpected. She said;
“Full blown panic attack. It was just unexpected, it was super unexpected. I did not see it coming by any means. I probably wouldn’t have bought a house (if I had). But I’m very happy that I did and that it all happened in the time that it did. But I definitely had full blown crying and freaking out, and I ate a couple boxes of Oreos. Just had a full blown meltdown. Thank god Sarah was immediately (there). I called her ‘hey, I got fired.’ ‘I’m on my way.’
“And she just came and gave me the biggest hug. Thank god for her, because I was freaking out. And I went through waves of that over the 90 day time period, of ‘oh no I’m good. I’m going to be fine.’ Then I would panic, then I’d be like ‘oh no I’m going to be fine’ and then panic. It was waves of it that that just kept coming. But right now I’m just so happy with how things have played out and how things have fallen into place so perfectly. I’m not mad at all.
“I knew that one of the steps in buying the house, whenever I bought houses previously it had been when I lived with a family member or for the guy I was dating at the time, or whatever. I had never bought a house for me. And this was the first step in buying something for me, buying a home for me. And then I kind of wanted to just be like ‘okay, I made that step. Now the decisions I make going forward, especially now having been released, I have to start making choices for me. I have to start being selfish a little bit.’
“I love helping. I wanted to take care of my family and now that I was financially able to when I was in WWE, I did a lot of that. But I didn’t focus on myself a whole lot. So that’s pretty much what I spent the next 90 days doing, is building a life for me when I wasn’t involved in wrestling in some capacity.”
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