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Ruby Riott comments on her release from WWE


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In an Instagram post on Thursday, Ruby Riott (real name Dori Prange) commented on her release from WWE and reflected on what she's been able to accomplish in her career thus far.

Riott wrote that she's overwhelmed by the amount of support she's received from friends, family, fans, and former co-workers following her release. Riott said that they'll never know how much that support helped her. Riott said that -- while she doesn't know what she'll be called or where she'll end up -- her time in pro wrestling is far from over.

Riott's full post is available below:

Well... here it goes.

I’ve never been good at this sort of stuff. Yesterday in a matter of minutes, my life changed very drastically. But after some tears, some panic and a full box of Oreos, I was able look back at how lucky I’ve been to accomplish what have. I never thought I’d make it to WWE. I’ve been honored to be apart of a Squad of the most incredible women I’ve ever met, I’ve gotten to see the world, share locker rooms with some of the most talented women I know, some of which I’ve made lifelong friendships with. I’ve gotten to meet fans that were just like me, introverted kids, who never quite felt like they fit in. And between the locker room and those fans, I felt like I belonged and I’m so grateful for that feeling. With that, I am overwhelmed by the amount of calls/texts/tweets and support that I have received from former coworkers, friends, family and fans. Thank you so much for the kind words. You’ll never know how much it helped. As for what’s the beginning 'Heidi Lovelace' was given to me, at the end 'Ruby Riott' was taken away. So I don’t know what I’ll be called or where I’ll end up. But please know this is far from over. Thank you.

In Riott's final match for WWE, Riott & Liv Morgan lost to WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina in a non-title match on SmackDown last Friday. Morgan tweeted following Riott's release: "Whoever is lucky enough to get Heidi Lovelace on their roster, you win."

WWE announced on Wednesday that Riott, Braun Strowman, Lana, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, and Santana Garrett had been released from the company. Budget cuts were the reason given for the releases.