Ruby Riott spent years on the Independent scene before signing with WWE in 2016. Following her release from the company on June 2, Ruby has a chance to explore the Indie scene once again after her 90-day non-compete clause is up.
Things have changed since Ruby worked local events five years ago. When asked on The Wrestling Perspective podcast the advice she would give the up-and-coming female talent on the Independent scene, Ruby just wants them to be themselves.
"I feel like on the Indies, at least recently, it depends on how the female wants to represent herself. Sometimes I think that's what the girls have to be and if there was a way I could impact that to younger generations. If that's what you want to be, go for it, but for me, I hope a lot of women know that they don't have to sexualize themselves and it doesn't have to be that way in order to get booked. That's one thing I've never changed because it's uncomfortable if I tried. I'm not organically sexy, it's weird and awkward. It wouldn't come across as organic. If there was a message I could try and send out, it would be that it's not necessary to change based on what you think people want from you. Eventually, you will find your place and find somewhere that adheres to the version you would like to portray. If I could change anything within the industry, it would be to reinforce that message," she said.
While it is unknown where Ruby will land once she is officially a free agent, she recently revealed that she won't be going back to the Heidi Lovelace name. On Instagram, she changed her name to Ruby Soho.
You can find Ruby's comments on her potential new name by clicking here.
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