Becky Lynch returns to the ring tonight to seek revenge on Ruby Riott of The Riott Squad. Lynch was taken out of action by the Riott Squad in late November and has been on the shelf ever since. She wasn’t seen on WWE television again until last week’s episode of SmackDown Live when she saved her allies Naomi and Charlotte Flair from the wrath of The Riott Squad. Tonight, she steps back into the ring to battle the villainous raven-haired Ruby Riott in Lynch’s first match back since the 2017 Survivor Series.
Who is Ruby Riott?
Ruby Riott is the leader of The Riott Squad who has run roughshod over WWE’s blue brand ever since her arrival on the November 21st (2017) edition of WWE SmackDown Live.
Riott has been touring the independent circuit since 2010. Over the years, she wrestled for promotions such as Chikara, Shine Wrestling, World Wonder Ring Stardom, Ohio Valley Wrestling, and more. She’s won numerous championships, including the Shimmer Tag Team Championship, the AAW Heritage Championship, the RCW Heavyweight Champion, the OVW Women’s Championship, and more.
She was officially signed by WWE on December 15, 2016. She made her in-ring debut a month later at an NXT live event. She made her NXT television debut on March 22, going by the name of Ruby Riot. When she arrived on the WWE main roster in fall 2017, she altered her in-ring name to Ruby Riott.
Her full name is Dori Elizabeth Prange. She was born on January 9, 1991, in Edwardsburg, Michigan. She turns 27 years old today. Happy birthday, Ruby Riott!
But can Ruby put a damper on Becky Lynch’s return to the ring? Can she snuff out the fire of the Irish Lass-Kicker?
Who is Becky Lynch?
Becky Lynch is the first-ever WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. She has been with the WWE since 2013, first assigned to their farm league NXT based in Florida. On July 13, 2015, Lynch was promoted to the main roster, appearing alongside “The Boss” Sasha Banks and “The Queen” Charlotte Flair. Together, the trio ushered in WWE’s Women’s Revolution.
Lynch’s real name is Rebecca Quin. She was born on January 30, 1987, in Limerick, Ireland. As a child, she enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, and basketball. The Irish-born superstar now resides in Los Angeles, California.
At the age of 15, Becky Lynch made her professional wrestling debut (under her real name). Lynch hasn’t looked back since and, over the years, she has transformed herself into the Irish Lass Kicker, becoming a mainstay on WWE television. In 2016, she ranked number four on PWI Female 50.
Lynch was taken out of action in late November after being jumped backstage by a debuting Riott Squad. She returned on the January 2nd episode of SmackDown Live to save her friends Charlotte and Naomi from a Riott ambush. She returns to the ring tonight to battle Ruby Riott, the group’s leader.
The Beck is back. pic.twitter.com/eGCaCFF01x
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 3, 2018
Will Lynch make a red-hot comeback tonight on the January 9th edition of SmackDown Live? The best way to find out is to see the match for yourself!
Becky Lynch vs. Ruby Riott Video
Take a look at the match between Becky Lynch and Ruby Riott on the January 9th edition of WWE SmackDown Live: