All eyes will be on Liv Morgan as the ultimate underdog is set to defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship for the first time against Ronda Rousey.
Morgan wasted no time and cashed in her Money in the Bank contract the same night she won it. The woman she took the gold off of is Rousey who will be looking to become a two-time champ come SummerSlam.
While appearing on Pat McAfee’s show, Morgan explained why she will walk out of the biggest event of the summer with gold still in her grasp.
“There are so many things that I think about. One, I know I’m walking into my championship match as the underdog. I know that people think that I’m only champion because I cashed in on a less than 100% Ronda Rousey. I feel like I’m walking into this match as the underdog and people are doubting ‘can I pull through with a Ronda Rousey that is 100%?’ I have sat with this and thought about it. Do you know why I’m gonna (win)?
One, I love it more than her and I want it more than her. Also, working at Hooters, there were UFC nights where I’m serving wings and I’m watching Ronda Rousey dominate in the UFC, and I’m serving wings. I’m watching her kill it. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a Mixed Martial Artist or wanting to be UFC Champion or an Olympic athlete. I grew up wanting to be a WWE Champion and I am a WWE Superstar through and through, that lives and breathes and dies for this business. That’s why I’m going to survive Ronda Rousey and defend my championship,” she stated.
Morgan successfully defeated Natalya on last week’s SmackDown and tonight she will come face-to-face with Rousey.
Diva Dirt will have a Discussion Post up for both SmackDown tonight and SummerSlam one week from Saturday on July 30.