Liv Morgan is one of the most popular women in WWE, but recently she has dealt with boos from the crowd and the Smackdown Women’s Champion has admitted she wasn’t surprised by it.
The biggest night of Morgan’s WWE career came on at Money in the Bank on July 2 when she cashed in the MITB contract inside the briefcase on Rousey. Morgan won the Money in the Bank briefcase earlier that same night.
Morgan’s win over Rousey at Money in the Bank led to a rematch at SummerSlam where the champion underdog Morgan found a way to win. That finish saw Rousey applying an armbar to Morgan, who tapped out before the referee counted to three, but the referee didn’t see it because he was counting Rousey’s shoulders to the mat.
It was less than a week later on the post-SummerSlam edition of Smackdown on August 5th when the fans booed Morgan.
During an interview on “Gorilla Position,” Morgan commented that she wasn’t really surprised by the crowd reaction on that episode of Smackdown.
“No, it didn’t surprise me. I kind of weirdly anticipated it. But, in the same time, it kind of made me feel like I had a little bit of an edge because at the end of the day, the referee’s decision is final and I’m still SmackDown Women’s Champion.”
In another recent interview, Morgan stated matter of factly that she “hated” the SummerSlam match finish, so she understood why the fans were booing her.
Even though she was booed by the fans on Smackdown, Morgan has picked up some big wins as the Smackdown Women’s Champion by defeating the former champion Rousey at SummerSlam in controversial fashion and then Morgan beat the intimidating Shayna Baszler at Clash at the Castle on September 3rd. Morgan was definitely cheered by the crowd that night.
Morgan will have four weeks to prepare for another championship match against the former champion because Rousey earned a Smackdown Women’s Title match on the September 9th edition of Smackdown. That match will take place on Saturday, October 8th at Extreme Rules in Philadelphia. It’s the only match announced for Extreme Rules so far.
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