Following Liv Morgan’s Money in the Bank cash-in at the namesake premium live event in July, she and Ronda Rousey have spent the past few months battling over the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The feud seemingly concluded with Rousey walking out as a two-time champion following their Extreme Rules collision.
Seeing Liv Morgan fans in distress at her loss of the blue brand’s championship, ‘The Baddest Woman on the Planet’ didn’t have much to say. Replying to a comment during a recent YouTube livestream, Ronda Rousey justified her October 8th victory by stating how Liv Morgan still had the 2-1 advantage over her:
“Ah, man, well, she got to win a lot, okay? Jesus, guys.”
Ronda Rousey ultimately dethroned Liv Morgan by applying an Armbar, assisted by the leg of a broken table. Liv was spotted smiling as she passed out to the hold, which when coupled with a post-match backstage video posted to WWE‘s social media, sparked speculation that she was heading for a change in character trajectory.
What’s Next For Ronda Rousey?
With Liv Morgan now behind her, Ronda Rousey can look ahead to the future, which will see her issue an open challenge for this Friday’s (October 28th) broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown. Although no definitive answer has yet been reported, fans have speculated that the likes of Mia Yim, Chelsea Green, or Eva Marie could fill the slot.
The addition of any of those names to the SmackDown roster would fix alleged issues in the women’s division as, according to Ronda herself, there’s a distinct lack of female talent available across both the Raw and SmackDown rosters:
“I want to be an active champion, I want to fight. I mean, there’s just not enough women on either of the rosters [Raw and SmackDown], but I mean you could argue that there’s not enough air time for all the men and women’s rosters combined, and so it’s like do you reduce the roster and give everyone more air time, or do you add to the roster and give it more depth.”