Current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan recently spoke about her SummerSlam match against Ronda Rousey. Despite retaining her title, Morgan admitted she hated the finish to the match.
Liv Morgan is coming off the two biggest wins of her career at consecutive WWE Premium Live Events. Firstly defeating Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam and then retaining her Championship over Shayna Baszler at last Saturday’s Clash At The Castle.
While she is widely considered a babyface in the company, Morgan has received some mixed responses and was largely booed by the crowd on the post-SummerSlam edition of SmackDown.
Prior to Clash At The Caste, Morgan spoke with Ariel Helwani for BT Sport and admitted she was not surprised by the fans’ reaction to the controversial finish of her 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.”
When pushed to give her own opinion on the finish, Morgan had the following to say:
“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.”
Liv Morgan has been WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion since July 2nd after successfully cashing in her Money In The Bank contract against former Champion Ronda Rousey.
H/t to WrestlingInc. for the transcription.