Shayna Baszler will face SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan at Clash At The Castle as she bids to win a main roster Women’s Title for the first time.
Despite the best efforts of Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler will meet Liv Morgan in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on September 3rd.
Ahead of the Gauntlet Match to decide her next challenger, Liv Morgan came to the ring to address her most recent title defence at SummerSlam against Ronda Rousey. Morgan earned the win at the summer spectacular by reversing an Arm Bar into a pin, however, Morgan actually tapped out before Rousey’s shoulders were counted to the mat, although this was missed by the referee.
On SmackDown, with her arm in a protective sling Morgan said she had only tapped because she though she had already pinned Rousey. Sections of the crowd loudly booed the champion, and chanted for Ronda Rousey.
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The first two women into the Gauntlet Match were Sonya Deville and Aliyah. Again, the fans chanted for Rousey as Deville scored the win. However, Deville’s momentum came to a crashing halt thanks to her Powerbomb. Rodriquez repeated the trick against Shotzi, Xia Li and Natalya before running into Baszler.
The former Women’s Tag Team Champion was in control for much of the match, but Rodriguez used her superior power to stay in the contest. In the end, Baszler was able to take advantage of her rival being worn down to score the win with a roll-up.