It has been announced that Liv Morgan will be defending her newly won SmackDown Women’s Title at SummerSlam against a familiar foe.
At Money In The Bank Liv Morgan won the women’s Ladder Match to claim the all-important briefcase, before later defeating Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
The victory marked Morgan’s first title win with the company, eight years after she put pen to paper on her first WWE contract.
On the July 8th episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Liv Morgan gave an emotional in-ring interview with Michael Cole, describing just what her title win meant to her. However, Morgan was interrupted by Natalya, who said the new champion was only able to pin Rousey because she had injured her leg in their match beforehand.
This brought out the former UFC star who hit back at Natalya, before staking her own claim to win back the gold.
After a commercial break, Rousey defeated Natalya in a very quick match, despite hobbling badly and not even being in her ring gear.
It has since been confirmed by WWE that Morgan and Rousey will square off once again at the ‘biggest party of the summer.’
“At SummerSlam, Ronda Rousey will look to dethrone new SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan in what promises to be a slugfest!
There are few competitors as devastating as The Baddest Woman on the Planet. The former Raw Women’s Champion re-emerged after taking time off to become a mom, and it wasn’t long before she made Charlotte Flair scream “I Quit!” to claim the SmackDown Women’s Title. As the fans took in the start of her reign, it seemed unlikely that anyone else would be holding the title for a long time.
That all changed in one fateful night on July 2, however, when the determined Morgan rose above the competition to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and seize the contract for a championship opportunity.
Later that night, Morgan emerged just moments after Rousey’s epic title retention over Natalya and cashed in on The Rowdy One. After getting trapped in Rousey’s debilitating ankle lock for several edge-of-your-seat seconds, Liv suddenly kicked herself free and rolled up Rousey to secure the three-count and her first championship!
Can Liv defeat Rousey when she is at full strength?”
In the hours leading up to SmackDown, another Money In The Bank rematch was also announced for the summer spectacular in Nashville. After a controversial finish to their bout just one week ago, The Usos and The Street Profits will go toe-to-toe one more time for the right to be Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.