In a recent interview with Sportskeeda Liv Morgan discussed the reformation and progression of ‘The Riott Squad’ heading into their championship bout at WWE Clash of Champions this Sunday against the reigning Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax.
Liv Morgan discussed her career progression from late 2017 as the third member of then trio ‘The Riott Squad’, with current partner Ruby Riott and the recently released Sarah Logan, to present day in which she is seen as Ruby’s equal and a key player in WWE’s ever-expansive women’s division. During this time, Liv Morgan has evolved from a two-bit player within NXT to a reliable showstopper as a part of the ever improving RAW Women’s Title scene in which she has gone from feuding with Lana and Bobby Lashley to stealing the show at WWE Elimination Chamber in 2020.
“It’s been very crazy, but it’s been exciting and I’ve done so many firsts, you know? I don’t think it’s going to slow down either. You know? Every Monday I tweet ‘watch me’ and it’s just cause literally you don’t know what’s going to happen. Just watch me because I’m evolving just as the world is and you never know what’s going to happen.”
The New Jersey native confirmed that there are no current plans to replace Sarah Logan or expand ‘The Riott Squad’ in any capacity, putting to bed rumours of a debuting third member this weekend at Clash of Champions, stating that it would just be herself and Ruby moving forward as a duo. She also mentioned that she had been working on improving herself physically and mentally to become Ruby’s equal and a worthy champion within the currently stacked WWE roster.
“When we first started, Ruby was a leader and she should have been a leader. You know, she had the most experience. It definitely helped me progress as an in-ring competitor. But now a year, three years later, actually, you know, things have changed a lot. And I’ve really tried to prove myself that I don’t need a leader. So Ruby and I we’re equal parts in this tag team. She’s not my leader. And she’d rather it be that way because she also knows that I’ve really like stepped my game up. She’s seen how hard I’ve worked.”
However, Morgan did confirm that there were discussions regarding a re-branding of herself and Ruby Riott, including a potential name change, moving away from ‘The Riott Squad’ moniker that places Ruby as a leader over Morgan and instead moving towards a new evolution of the team that treats the duo as equals.
Liv Morgan also discussed with Sportskeeda the persistent rumours surrounding a planned repackaging as ‘Sister Abigail’ as part of the ever expanding ‘Firefly Fun House’ universe. Speaking on the matter, Morgan expressed flattery at the proposed “fan-fiction” but was quick to deny the rumours as anything more than creative booking from fans. Morgan instead attributed her lengthy time off between April 2019 and October 2019 to going away to find herself and rediscover who Liv Morgan truly was.
“I went away for a while and I’m finding myself and I’m exploring myself and I have all these thoughts and emotions and I’m trying to let people know without literally saying it.”
Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott are set to challenge Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax this weekend at WWE Clash of Champions in a match in which Morgan will continue to show the world who she truly is an attempt to capture both her and Ruby’s first championship in WWE since signing in October, 2014.
Clash of Champions is available to watch on the WWE Network this Sunday from midnight, full coverage is available here on ITRWrestling.com