Ruby Riott: I Want To Keep The Ruby Name, Not Heidi Lovelace

Those hoping for a return of Heidi Lovelace will be disappointed.

Following her WWE release on June 2, Ruby Riott is a free agent in the world of wrestling. Once her 90-day non-compete clause expires, she will be free to sign with any company.

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Before becoming Ruby Riott in WWE, Ruby was Heidi Lovelace on the Independent scene. Though there have been references to Heidi Lovelace since her release, she won't be returning to that name once she signs elsewhere.

"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," Ruby said on The Wrestling Perspective podcast. "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."

Ruby Soho is a Rancid song and Lars Frederiksen, the singer and guitarist for the group, said he could get it cleared for her, they could work together, the band would back her.

While Ruby seemed set on Ruby Soho, she did listen to other suggestions and gave her list.

"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," she said.

It is unknown which name Ruby will use once she is signed by another company.

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

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