SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan’s next title challenger has been announced. Morgan will face Shayna Baszler when she upholds her gold at the Clash at the Castle next month. Baszler managed to earn the title shot on Friday night’s SmackDown by winning a gauntlet match.
The former NXT Women’s Champion was indeed the final competitor in the fight and managed to score the decisive pinfall on Raquel Rodriguez with just a rollup. Rodriguez has been on fire. She crushed Natalya, Xia Li, Shotzi, as well as Sonya Deville before facing Baszler, the final challenge she couldn’t overcome. Deville pinned Aliyah to start the gauntlet match. Morgan sat ringside, her arm in a splint, having followed her title defence against Ronda Rousey last Saturday evening at SummerSlam.
The game ended in a stalemate. Morgan was restrained by Rousey in an arm bar. Morgan, on the other hand, was able to roll Rousey into a trapping attempt. Morgan tried to tap out, but the referee failed to notice. Rather, he recorded Rousey’s pin. Rousey was enraged following the match. She began by attacking Morgan from behind. Rousey then went after the referee.
Clash at the Castle
As a result of this, Rousey has been reprimanded and penalised for her actions. According to the source, Rousey’s absence will be brief, as she is scheduled to compete at Clash at the Castle. All through an in-ring interview on Friday’s SmackDown, Morgan defended the way she defeated Rousey at SummerSlam. Morgan was met with chants of you tapped out from some of the audience members. At one point, she attempted to dismiss the chants by telling the audience, I applaud you all seeking me out on my s—t.
Morgan did win the SmackDown Women’s Championship at the Money in the Bank event just over a month ago. She began the night by having won the women’s ladder fight for the briefcase containing a title match contract. Morgan cashed in on Ronda Rousey less than two hours after Rousey fought and won her title against Natalya. Morgan pinned Rousey within less than a minute to win her first championship.