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Ruby Riott Reveals WWE's Original Plans For The Riott Squad

What did WWE originally have planned for the faction?

For much of her four-year run on the main roster, Ruby Riott wrestled alongside Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan as The Riott Squad. 

That wasn't originally the plan, though, Riott revealed on the Wrestling Perspective Podcast and the faction was only supposed to be together for six weeks. 

"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," Riott stated.

"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 rumour, but I wouldn't doubt it. A lot of my career was right place right time."

After debuting on the main roster in November 2017, The Riott Squad found themselves in the mid-card of the women's division, but Riott would intermittently enter the Raw or SmackDown Women's Title picture. They disbanded as a group following the 2019 Superstar Shake-up, but Morgan and Riott would later reform The Riott Squad in August 2020. 

The faction came to an end again earlier this month following Riott's WWE release. 

H/T to Sportskeeda

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