Ruby Riott opens up on original plans for Riott Squad. The faction made their main roster debut together on SmackDown attacking Becky Lynch and Naomi.
On the November 21, 2017 Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan made their WWE main roster debut. The three attacked Becky Lynch and Naomi to announce their arrival to the WWE Universe. Together they would be known as The Riott Squad.
The group remained together until 2019. During a recent interview with The Wrestling Perspectives Podcast however, Riott revealed that the group was only meant to last for around a month and a half. Impressed by their chemistry, the decision was then made for the trio to stay together longer.
Ruby Riott opens up on original plans for Riott Squad
“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.”
Click here for more Wrestling News