September 20, 2020

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RUBY RIOTT

Dori Elizabeth Prange is a 29-year-old professional wrestler from Edwardsburg, Michigan. She wrestles for the WWE and performs on RAW under the ring name, Ruby Riott.

Prange started training in 2010 under Billy Roc at his wrestling School of Roc. Under the ring name, Heidi Lovelace, she made her wrestling debut in 2010 for Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the Arena Chicks at the Gathering! event, where she defeated C.J. Lane.

In May 2012, Prange received a tryout for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) against Taeler Hendrix, which she failed to win. She made her debut for the promotion under the ring name Heidi Lovelace on the May 23 episode of OVW episode 666, losing to C.J. Jane. On September 1, she defeated Taeler Hendrix in a no disqualifications match, earning a future championship match against her.

Two weeks later, she defeated Hendrix for the OVW Women’s Championship at a live event in Kentucky. Lovelace successfully retained her title with victories over Jessie Belle Smoothers, Epiphany, Josette Bynum and Scarlett Bordeaux. In January 2013, she lost the Women’s Championship to Taryn Terrell after the special guest referee Taeler Hendrix cost her the match.

On October 28, 2012, she also started wrestling for Shimmer Women Atheletes where she teamed with December in a losing effort to Pink Flash Kira and Sweet Cherrie. In May 2013, she also started wrestling for Chikara and went on to work for Beyond Wrestling and World Wonder Ring Stardom.

Prange signed with WWE in 2016 and she reported to the WWE Performance Center in Florida. She made her television debut on a March 2017 episode of NXT aligning with Tye Dillinger, No Way Jose and Roderick Strong attacking Nikki Cross and the rest of SAnitY. She was featured on a few NXT TakeOver matches but lost all of them.

In 2017, Ruby Riott made her main roster debut alongside Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan when they attacked Naomi and Becky Lynch backstage. They also attacked Charlotte Flair and Natalya in their match later that night. The following week Riott teamed with Morgan and Logan to defeat Flair, Natalya, and Naomi in a tag team match.

In May 2019,  Riott underwent shoulder surgery to repair a bilateral injury. She returned to action on February 3, 2020, attacking her former Riott Squad teammate, Liv Morgan. After WrestleMania 36, Riott continued her feud with Morgan. She lost two matches to Morgan at the end of April. In July, she teamed with Bianca Belair and defeated the Ilconics.

On August 3, 2020, Riott apologized to Liv Morgan at an appearance on the Kevin Owens Show but was interrupted by the Ilconics. Riott and Morgan then teamed up that night and beat the Ilconics. This would mark the beginning of a reformation of Morgan and Riott as The Riott Squad. The Riott Squad defeated the Ilconics at PayBack 2020.

Ruby Riott

Stats

Birth name: Dori Elizabeth Prange
Born: January 9, 1991, Edwards, Michigan, USA
Height: 5 ft 4 in (162 cm)
Weight: 122 lb (55 kg)
Ring Names: Heidi Lovelace, Ruby Riot, Ruby Riott
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Riot Kick, We Riot

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
    • AIW Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • All American Wrestling
    • AAW Heritage Championship (1 time)
  • Alpha-1 Wrestling
    • A1 Alpha Male Championship (1 time)
  • Channel Islands World Wrestling
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Chikara
    • Young Lions Cup XI (1 time)
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • Revolution Championship Wrestling
    • RCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Shimmer Women Athletes
    • Shimmer Tag Team Championship (1 time)