A recently released WWE star has revealed that they want to keep using the name they chose in WWE rather than their previous ring name.
Before Ruby Riott joined WWE, she wrestled as Heidi Lovelace. Riott has now revealed that she will not use go by Lovelace, following her WWE departure.
Speaking on The Wrestling Perspective podcast, Riott noted that the name “Ruby” means more to her. Discussing potential new ring names, Riott said:
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.”
Riott was released at the beginning of the month, along with the likes of Braun Strowman and Aleister Black. Following her departure, Nikki Bella praised Riott, stating that their match together was one of her favourites.
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