Dori Prange (January 9, 1991), professionally known as Heidi Lovelace, is an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where she competes on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Ruby Riott.
- 1 Professional wrestling career
- 1.1 Independent circuit (2010–2016)
- 1.2 Ohio Valley Wrestling (2012–2013)
- 1.3 Shine Wrestling (2012–2016)
- 1.4 Chikara (2013–2016)
- 1.5 Beyond Wrestling (2014–2016)
- 1.6 World Wonder Ring Stardom (2015)
- 1.7 World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2017–present)
- 2 In wrestling
- 3 Championships and accomplishments
- 4 See also
- 5 External links
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2010–2016)
In 2010, Prange began training with Billy Roc at his School of Roc. Lovelace made her debut for JCW, at the Arena Chicks at the Gathering! event, where she defeated CJ Lane. Lovelace made her debut for SHIMMER Women Athletes competing in SHIMMER Women Athletes Volume 51, where she teamed up with December in a losing effort to Pink Flash Kira and Sweet Cherrie in a tag-team match.
On May 18, 2013, Lovelace made her debut for Chikara, when she and Saturyne entered the 2013 Tag World Grand Prix. They were, however, eliminated in their first round match by Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin. On December 6, 2014, in the pre-show of the Tomorrow Never Dies iPPV, Lovelace defeated Missile Assault Ant in the finals of a tournament to win the Chikara Young Lions Cup.
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2012–2013)
On May 16, 2012, Douglas received a tryout in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) against Taeler Hendrix, which she failed to win. Douglas made her debut for the promotion under the ring name Heidi Lovelace on the May 23 episode of OVW episode 666, where she lost to CJ Lane. On the June 6 episode of OVW episode 668, Lovelace was defeated by Epiphany in a dark match. Lovelace made her television debut on the June 27 episode of OVW episode 671, where she competed in a fatal–four-way match, which was won by Hendrix. On the July 11 episode of OVW episode 673, Lovelace competed in dark match losing to Jessie Belle Smothers.
On September 1 at OVW's Saturday Night Special, Lovelace defeated Hendrix in a no disqualifications match, earning a future championship match against her. Lovelace defeated Hendrix for OVW Women's Championship on September 15 during a live event in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Since winning the Women's Championship, Lovelace had victories over several divas: Jessie Belle Smoothers on September 19 at OVW episode 683, Epiphany on September 26 at OVW episode 684 and Scarlett Bordeaux on October 3 at OVW episode 685. However, on October 6 at OVW's Saturday Night Special, Lovelace lost to Josette Bynum in a non-title match, which meant that Bynum would receive a championship match in the future. On November 3 at OVW's Saturday Night Special, Lovelace successfully defended her championship against Josette Bynum and Taeler Hendrix in a three-way match, after she pinned Hendrix. On the November 14 episode of OVW episode 691, Lovelace dropped the Women's Championship to Taryn Terrell after the special guest referee Taeler Hendrix cost her the match. On the December 8 edition of OVW episode 694, Heidi lost to Jessie Belle Smothers in a number one contenders match. Since January 2013, Taeler Hendrix was receiving gifts from a secret admirer which she thought was either Dylan Bostic or Ryan Howe. The conclusion of that story ended on the April 27 episode of OVW when Heidi announced that it was her sending the gifts to Hendrix because she cares about her. On the May 4 episode of OVW, Lovelace tried to express her feeling to Hendrix but ended up alone with Hendrix confused. On the May 31 episode of OVW, Lovelace (after being told by Taeler Hendrix that Trina has something against the two of them) confronted Trina and challenged her to a match for the Women's Title on the Saturday Night Special, which Trina accepted. The following day at OVW's Saturday Night Special, Trina reversed Lovelace's attempt of a hurricanrana into a powerbomb to retain her title. Lovelace then went on to feud with Taeler after finding out that Taeler was using her.
Shine Wrestling (2012–2016)
On August 17, 2012 it was announced that Douglas would make her debut at the Shine Wrestling event called SHINE 2 under her ring name Heidi Lovelace. At the event, Lovelace faced fellow OVW wrestlers Sojournor Bolt and Taeler Hendrix in a three-way match, which was won by Bolt. On November 16, at SHINE 5, Lovelace was defeated by Sassy Stephie in a singles match. On February 22, 2013 at SHINE 7, Lovelace was defeated by Brittney Savage. On May 24, Lovelace teamed with Luscious Latasha and Solo Darling to take on Sojournor Bolt, Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers in a six–women tag team match, in which her team lost. Lovelace's losing streak continued at SHINE 15 when she was defeated by Mercedes Martinez in singles action.
During SHINE 16 on January 24, 2014, her losing streak ended after being confirmed as the newest member of the The All Star Squad (ASS) faction run by Daffney, after forming a tag team with fellow ASS member Solo Darling called The Buddy System and defeated The S-N-S Express (Sassy Stephie and Jessie Belle Smothers).
On May 18, 2013, Lovelace made her debut for Chikara, when she and Saturyne entered the 2013 Tag World Grand Prix. They were, however, eliminated in their first round match by Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin. On December 6, 2014, in the pre-show of the Tomorrow Never Dies iPPV, Lovelace defeated Missile Assault Ant in the finals of a tournament to win the Chikara Young Lions Cup. She went on to defend her Young Lions Cup multiple times in 2015, remaining undefeated in the year. With a new Young Lions Cup champion being determined in 2016, Heidi will officially "retire" as champion having never been defeated.
Also in 2015, Heidi took part in the "Challenge of the Immortals" tournament, which was a season long double round-robin event. She was drafted to Dasher Hatfield's team, christened "Dasher's Dugout", which also included Dasher's fellow Throwbacks teammate "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti, and then Chikara Grand Championship holder, Icarus. Their team led in points for much of the tournament, before ultimately forfeiting their points due to it being revealed that "Mr. Touchdown" had been cheating late in the tournament, by giving Dasher a secretly "loaded" elbow pad. Even so, Dasher and Heidi took part in the season closing "Tourneo Cibernetico" 16-man match together, and as of January 2016, were still teaming up on occasion.
On Saturday, 3/19/16 she received a title shot at the CHIKARA Grand Championship against fellow female wrestler Princess Kimber Lee in Gibsonville, North Carolina at the Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium. During the introductions, the crowd threw roses of various colors into the ring as a sign of respect. This marked the first time in the US a major wrestling promotion's primary title was contested between two women thus solidifying both wrestler's legacies in the sport. During the introduction, the Kimber would retain after escaping the Chikara Special submission and then locking on a bow and arrow style submission that contorted Heidi to the point she had to tap (she had suffered neck damage due to the double digit German suplexes she sustained over the course of the match). The two embraced and were adorned with a standing ovation and another ovation as they were in the lobby.
Beyond Wrestling (2014–2016)
She made her first appearance at St. Louis Sleeper Cell on February 9, 2014. After losing to Brian Fury at When Satan Rules His World on April 26, 2015, she unexpectedly turned heel at Beyond Wrestling The Real Thing on May 31 by superkicking Kimber Lee after Chris Dickinson had interfered in Kimber Lee's match with Shynron, thus joining Team Pazuzu. In a video posted to Beyond Wrestling's YouTube channel, she explained that her motivation was perceived favoritism shown by the promotion to Kimber Lee.
World Wonder Ring Stardom (2015)
On January 11, 2015, Lovelace made her Japanese debut for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion, teaming with Act Yasukawa in a tag team match, where they defeated Hudson Envy and Kris Wolf. On January 18, Lovelace, Yasukawa and Dragonita were forced to join the villainous Monster-gun stable, after being defeated by Envy, Wolf and the stable's leader Kyoko Kimura in a six-woman tag team match. Following the addition of the new members, Monster-gun was renamed Oedo Tai. On February 8, Lovelace, Dragonita and Envy unsuccessfully challenged Heisei-gun (Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani and Takumi Iroha) for the Artist Of Stardom Championship.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2017–present)
On January 4, 2017, WWE announced that Prange had signed with the company and would be reporting to the WWE Performance Center. On January 13, Lovelace made her in-ring debut at an NXT live event, losing to Daria Berenato. On February 23, she was given her NXT ring name of Ruby Riot. She made her television debut on the March 22 episode of NXT, attacking Nikki Cross and the rest of SAnitY alongside Tye Dillinger, No Way Jose and Roderick Strong.
On the November 21 edition of Smackdown, Riot led former NXT members Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in attacking Naomi and Becky Lynch backstage. They later attacked Charlotte Flair and Natalya during a Women's title match. As a result of these attacks on the Smackdown women's division, the trio of Riot, Logan and Morgan quickly established themselves as heels during their main roster debut. The next week, Riot's ring name was tweaked to Ruby Riott. During the November 28 edition of Smackdown, referred to as the Riott Squad, they wrestled against Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Natalya in a six-person tag match, marking their first official match as team. The match soon became a handicap tag match after Natalya deserted her team, leaving Flair and Naomi to wrestle. As the match progressed, Charlotte Flair was left to wrestle alone after the Riot Squad injured Naomi outside of the ring. The match concluded with Ruby Riott securing the pin on Flair. Riott continued her feud with Flair, including a triple-threat match involving Carmella at the 2017 Tribute To The Troops, won by Flair. During the December 12th episode of Smackdown, Riott and her squad met Charlotte Flair in a supposed singles match until the Riott Squad joined in to assault Flair, resulting in a disqualification against Riott before the Squad crossed paths with Flair's allies Naomi, Carmella, Tamina and Lana. Seven days later during the December 19, Riott and teammate Sarah Logan met Flair and Naomi in a tag match in which they lost. Ruby Riot avenged her team's defeat in a singles match victory over Naomi during the December 26th episode of Smackdown. During the early months of 2018, Riott and the Squad continued their feud against the Smackdown women's roster, leading to WrestleMania, where the Riott Squad joined in the Kickoff show's Women's Battle Royal won by Naomi.
After the first night of the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up held on the April 16th edition of Monday Night RAW, Riott and the Squad were drafted to the Raw brand. Seven nights later on the April 23rd edition of Raw, Riott's first match was with her Riott Squad teammates along with Alexa Bliss and Mickie James in a five-on-five tag match defeating Bayley, Ember Moon, Natalya, Nia Jax & Sasha Banks by disqualification.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Tag teams and stables
- "Punk Rock Ragdoll"
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- Channel Islands World Wrestling
- World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Revolution Championship Wrestling
- RCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
|2015 PWI Top 50 Females|
|Nikki Bella • Paige • Sasha Banks • Santana Garrett • Gail Kim • Charlotte • Naomi • Cherry Bomb • Courtney Rush • Taryn Terrell • Bayley • Brie Bella • Sexy Star • Cheerleader Melissa • Lufisto • Nicole Matthews • Becky Lynch • Kimber Lee • Natalya • Jessicka Havok • Awesome Kong • Candice LeRae • Brooke • Athena • Ivelisse • Jade • Madison Rayne • Leva Bates • Barbi Hayden • Angelina Love • Emma • Saraya Knight • Veda Scott • Velvet Sky • Madison Eagles • Kay Lee Ray • Marti Belle • Kellie Skater • Nikki Storm • Evie • Heidi Lovelace • Tessa Blanchard • Portia Perez • Alicia Fox • Cat Power • Crazy Mary Dobson • Xandra Bale • La Rosa Negra • Malia Hosaka • Vanessa Kraven|
|2016 PWI Top 50 Females|
|Charlotte Flair • Sasha Banks • Asuka • Becky Lynch • Bayley • Jade • Natalya • Gail Kim • Sexy Star • Sienna • Ivelisse • Madison Eagles • Nicole Savoy • Rosemary • Allie • Nicole Matthews • Kimber Lee • Candice LeRae • Paige • Heidi Lovelace • Evie • Cheerleader Melissa • Nia Jax • Santana Garrett • Naomi • Dana Brooke • Madison Rayne • Kay Lee Ray • Alexa Bliss • Lufisto • Amber Gallows • Marti Belle • Emma • Taylor Made • Vanessa Kraven • Su Yung • Ember Moon • Tessa Blanchard • Jessicka Havok • Shayna Baszler • Crazy Mary Dobson • Malia Hosaka • Thunder Rosa • Carmella • KC Spinelli • Veda Scott • Jessica James • Xandra Bale • Kaitlin Diemond • Eva Marie|
|2017 PWI Top 50 Females|
|Asuka • Charlotte Flair • Alexa Bliss • Sasha Banks • Bayley • Io Shirai • Natalya • Sienna • Naomi • Kairi Sane • Mercedes Martinez • Shayna Baszler • Rosemary • LuFisto • Mayu Iwantani • Mia Yim • Allie • Ember Moon • Becky Lynch • Madison Eagles • Nicole Savoy • Nia Jax • Candice LeRae • Toni Storm • Hiroyo Matsumoto • Chelsea Green • Saraya Knight • Shazza McKenzie • Kay Lee Ray • Mickie James • Dakota Kai • Nicole Matthews • Alex Windsor • Deonna Purrazzo • Abbey Laith • Risa Sera • Viper • Carmella • Ruby Riot • Nikki Cross • Vanessa Kraven • Santana Garrett • Tessa Blanchard • Arisa Nakajima • Lady Lory • Shotzi Blackheart • Veda Scott • Alpha Female • Marti Belle • Zoey Skye|