Liv Morgan continues to be on top of the world two weeks removed from winning not only Ms. Money in the Bank but also the SmackDown Women’s Championship on the same night. Morgan has had such an underdog story that many felt that she was going to win the briefcase last year but fans stuck with her since then to see her finally get her moment.
Before getting into tonight’s SmackDown, Morgan spoke with Corey Graves and Vic Joseph on the After the Bell podcast. During the interview, Graves asked her what was next? She has had this ultimate underdog story to the point that Michael Cole referred to her as the “miracle kid” because this moment for Morgan was one that many thought would never happen.
“I can’t stress enough, I’ve worked for this moment to hold this championship my whole entire life. This is 28 years in the making. So yes, it took me so much to win it, but I don’t know why anyone would think that I wouldn’t fight just as hard if not one million times harder to keep it. This is what I eat, sleep, breathe, live.
I live for this and I die for this, no pun intended. This is my whole entire life. This is not something that I take lightly, this responsibility, this is not like an accessory to me. This is a gift. It’s just crazy because I’m so aware that when I started here, no one expected much from me. I’m not a generational talent. I do not have any famous family members. I literally walked into this knowing absolutely nothing except that I loved it more than I loved anything in my whole entire life. Just no one expected a thing from me. And now here I am sitting here SmackDown Women’s Champion. I don’t know why that is not proof enough.
I hate to say it, but this is the validation that I hate that I needed. It’s just validated every single thing in me that any doubt, it’s gone.”
In the same interview, Morgan stated she would like to see more women get opportunities just as she has.
“What I would like to see is more people getting opportunities. I know how long it took for me to finally get my opportunity. I would love to see that with more women.”
For the full podcast episode, you can listen to it by clicking here.
Morgan is currently set to defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against the woman she cashed in on Ronda Rousey on July 30 at SummerSlam.
She has a match with Natalya on the July 15 episode of SmackDown listed as a Championship Contenders match.