WWE NXT Ruby Riot being herself, making a difference
Pro wrestling has helped Ruby Riot be a stronger version of herself, and now this punk rocking wrestler finds herself as a top member in the women’s division of WWE’s NXT.
“Instead of really shunning my weird oddities, professional wrestling embraced my quirkiness,” she said, “and really helped me embrace myself and stay true to myself and accept myself and really bring out even more of these oddities that people seem to embrace. It has really helped me with my confidence and really made me the woman who I am today.”
That woman is an inspiration, someone to admire, because she did not relinquish her beliefs nor herself to the established society.
“The name Ruby Riot was very much inspired by my punk rock background,” she said. “There is a song by Rancid that is inspired by a Ruby name. Riot, obviously, when you think of punk rockers, mosh pits, riots, everything like that.”
WWE NXT recap, reactions, video highlights
Ruby Riot starts alone in her rematch against The Iconic Duo, but when she’s taking a beating and Nikki Cross shows up, she accepts her as a tag partner willingly this time. Cross and Riot def. Peyton Royce and Billie Kay via pinfall after Ruby hits Kay with a Pele Kick. Lars Sullivan warns Danny Burch ahead of the match Oney Lorcan’s friend requested, saying he can control his rage – now Burch needs to control his fear.
Ruby Riot (Heidi Lovelace) NXT Debut 03/22/2017
Ruby Riot vs. Billie Kay: WWE NXT, Aug. 16, 2017