The SmackDown Women’s Championship will be on the line at WWE Extreme Rules.
During the September 9th episode of WWE SmackDown, Ronda Rousey defeated Xia Li, Sonya Deville, Natalya, and Lacey Evans in a Fatal-5-Way Elimination Match to earn another opportunity at Liv Morgan and the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Rousey and Morgan will compete against one another for (technically) the third time, all for the SmackDown Women’s Title. Morgan won this year’s Money In The Bank and immediately cashed-in on Rousey following ‘Rowdy’s’ successful title defense over Natalya at the namesake premium live event. Morgan would then defeat Rousey in the rematch, albeit in controversial fashion at the following month’s SummerSlam event.
WWE announced the trilogy following Rousey’s victory on tonight’s edition of SmackDown:
“It’s official: At WWE Extreme Rules, Liv Morgan will once again step into the squared circle with the baddest challenger on the planet.
Without question, Ronda Rousey is more dangerous than even before. When Morgan cashed in her Money in the Bank contract and seized the SmackDown Women’s Title from Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank, and then scored a controversial victory in their rematch at SummerSlam, it led to a path of destruction by The Rowdy One that ultimately got the former titleholder suspended and even arrested in the weeks that followed.
In the meantime, the resilient Morgan fought through an arm injury, numerous SmackDown threats and a frightening challenge from Shayna Baszler at WWE Clash at the Castle to solidify her reign.
After being reinstated, however, Rousey wasted little time dominating Sonya Deville, Natalya, Lacey Evans, and Xia Li in a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match to earn the opportunity to challenge Morgan in a highly anticipated rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Title at WWE Extreme Rules.
There is no denying Liv’s heart and determination. Whether she has what it takes to once again survive a showdown with The Baddest Women on the Planet, though, is the question that remains to be answered.”
WWE Extreme Rules takes place on Saturday, October 8, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT.
TJR’s full report on the September 9th episode of SmackDown can be found by clicking here.