Ruby Riott has definitely faded into the background over the last year. Her matches are short and she has been reduced to essentially enhancement talent. Case in point, there was her match at Elimination Chamber. She submitted to an undefeated Ronda Rousey in under two minutes.
The rest of the Riott Squad didn’t fare much better. Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan entered the Elimination Chamber but failed to become the first ever Women’s Tag Team Champions. Many fans hoped that they would pick up the win and defend the titles under Freebird Rule.
Riott didn’t switch brands but the recent Superstar Shake-Up still affected her. Liv Morgan was drafted to SmackDown Live, breaking up the Riott Squad. With Riott now on her own, what better way to start her new journey than with a championship opportunity?