Ruby Riott Discusses Creative Freedom In WWE, Wanting Her Ideas Challenged

Ruby Riott may have never won a championship during her time in WWE, but she was a regular fixture on television since making her main roster debut with the Riott Squad in November 2017.

Many wrestlers have talked about the creative pitfalls when it comes to WWE and the difficulties in having their voice heard, with Jon Moxley famously venting his creative frustrations following his WWE departure.

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Speaking on the Wrestling Perspective podcast, Ruby discussed her creative experience while in WWE.

"At least recently, a lot of my time and energy went into the tag team as a whole. A lot of my ideas that I tried to get across were in the context of the Riott Squad. There is a lot of me that I don't think I ever got a chance to show. I'm not saying that's through no fault but my own. There's probably a bunch of different things I could have done in hindsight to really show that. I don't know if 'stifled' is the word. I felt challenged a lot and I kind of enjoyed that. I kind of thrive on the idea of being put in a situation that's maybe not for my brain and adapting to it and trying to make it work for me and having it come across organically. We all thrive on creative control, but sometimes that can stifle your creative process because you're always getting what you want. Having things thrown at you and being like 'okay, make this work,' really advances you as a performer," she said. "I like to see my ideas, but I also like my ideas to be challenged I like to see things from other's perspectives, particularly if it's someone else within the context of the storyline because we're always told 'you're the one who knows your character best.' If it's just my idea and it's my idea for someone else, I'm not going to understand them as well as they understand them. They might have a different idea that fits perfectly in a way I didn't look at. I like to be heard, even if it's to be heard and be shit on. I like to be heard and work with people and be part of the machine and create something magical."

Aleister Black, who was released on the same day as Ruby, expressed a similar sentiment about being reigning in creativity and working within those boundaries. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

Elsewhere during the interview, Ruby discussed the original plans for the Riott Squad. You can find her comments by clicking here.

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