On March 7th, former SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan was in attendance inside Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks took on the Charlotte Hornets. Unfortunately for the hometown team, the Hornets emerged victorious with a final score of 112-105, but WWE fans were more concerned about Liv’s actions during the game.
At one point, Morgan was shown on camera on the jumbotron as a man sitting next to her was speaking to her, but she didn’t seem to be acknowledging what the man had to say. In fact, she didn’t make eye contact once, and even appeared to turn away from him as she fixed her hair.
She definitely didn’t hear one word you just said bro pic.twitter.com/wL5oFRIyHS
— KnicksNation (@KnicksNation) March 8, 2023
The clip went viral on social media, and many were left to wonder about the identity of the man who was seemingly ignored by the former champion.
“I’m So Sorry” – Liv Morgan Apologized For Ignoring WWE Executive Justin Scalise
During an appearance on today’s edition of WWE’s The Bump, Liv Morgan addressed the incident and insisted she had no idea they were being filmed at that particular moment. She also identified the man in question as WWE executive Justin Scalise, who is currently the company’s Senior Vice President of Live Events. According to Fightful Select, he was in attendance to help promote WWE’s upcoming show inside Madison Square Garden.
“I have so many thoughts. I have so many things I want to say…What a bizarre moment. It’s so weird to me what goes viral and what doesn’t. I mean, first of all, I want to say we had no idea that we were even being filmed. We had no idea that the camera was on us, which doesn’t excuse anything, but that is Justin Scalise, who works here for WWE. He’s incredible.
“He was explaining something to me, and I was watching the game, and I was listening, but I was also kind of deep in my head, thinking my own thoughts. I was, like…in my own world, so unaware that this was being filmed. My phone was blowing up, and I saw this message, and I was like, ‘Oh my god Justin. I’m so sorry,’ and he’s been such a good sport about it. It was just the most bizarre, weirdest thing. I don’t know….Let’s say I was ignoring him. It is Women’s History Month.” (h/t WrestlingNews.co)
This is far from the first time a clip featuring Morgan has gone viral on social media, and she was recently seen comforting a young fan following a loss to Rhea Ripley.