Liv Morgan On Why She Hated SummerSlam Match Finish

Liv Morgan with SmackDown Women's Championship

The WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan has shared why she didn’t like the ending of her SummerSlam match with Ronda Rousey going so far as to say she “hated” it.

Morgan has had a successful run as the Smackdown Women’s Champion by picking up wins over the former champion Rousey at SummerSlam in controversial fashion and then beating Shayna Baszler decisively at Clash at the Castle on September 3rd.

Even though Morgan is positioned as a top babyface female wrestler in WWE, some fans have booed her including on the post-SummerSlam edition of Smackdown on August 5th.

While promoting Clash at the Castle, Morgan talked to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport about the way fans reacted to her after the end of the SummerSlam match:

“It was interesting. It was kind of something that I halfway expected, because I feel like, in a way, the fans felt like I let them down, you know? Because I feel like the ending of the match, because of its controversy, they felt indifferent.”

“They wanted me, I think, to get a clean, solid win, but I was facing the Baddest Woman on the Planet, who has years, and years, and years, and years, and years of mixed martial arts experience, and I outlasted two armbars and I did my absolute best in that very moment, and so they weren’t happy with the conclusion of the match. But at the end of the day, the referee’s decision is final and I’m still the SmackDown Women’s Champion and the only woman to beat Ronda Rousey twice.”

The confident champion Morgan also made it clear that the finish of Morgan pinning Rousey while Morgan nearly submitted at the same time isn’t what she wanted.

“I hated it. It’s not the way that I would have hoped for it to go. But at the end of the day, I’m still SmackDown Women’s Champion, and I guess that’s genuinely all I really care about.”

The SummerSlam match with Morgan beating Rousey also was on the short side with a match time of 4:34.

Morgan won the Smackdown Women’s Title at Money in the Bank on July 2 when she cashed in the briefcase/contract on Rousey. Morgan won the Money in the Bank briefcase earlier that same night.

The next WWE Premium Live Event that could feature another Morgan title defense is Extreme Rules taking place on October 8th in Philadelphia.