A report has offered a potential reason behind Liv Morgan’s rise to become SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Prior to Money In The Bank 2022, Liv Morgan had become WWE’s ‘nearly-woman.’ While she enjoyed enormous support from fans, she hadn’t quite managed to establish herself as a main event level star.
Morgan had pushed former Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to her limit and enjoyed good runs in previous Royal Rumble and Money In The Bank matches. But the fact remained that she had come up short on every occasion.
However, all of that changed on July 2nd when the former NXT star claimed the Money In The Bank briefcase. She followed this up before the night was over by pinning Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has now offered an insight into why WWE finally moved Morgan to the top of the women’s division. Interestingly, it appears that Morgan’s rise came in part due to Naomi and Sasha Banks walking out back in May.
“Part of the reason, if not the key reason, for the recent push of Morgan was he walking out of Banks and Naomi. When they left, the idea was that Smackdown needed a new top tier woman babyface and Morgan was the one who got the pick of the draw. It’s also worked out because the fan base was ready for her.”
It has been announced that Liv Morgan will be back in action at SummerSlam on July 30th when she defends her newly won title against Ronda Rousey.