WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan has reflected on how WWE Hall of Famer Lita was a huge inspiration for her, claiming she wants to give fans that same feeling.
Liv Morgan shocked the entire pro wrestling world when she won the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view earlier this month.
Now, just some weeks after the most important win of her career and with her first title defense on the horizon, Liv Morgan has joined Pat McAfee at his ‘Pat McAfee Show’ to discuss how she admires WWE Hall of Famer Lita and how she tries to deliver fans with the same feeling she had watching her.
When speaking about this, Morgan said:
“She was the first female wrestler that I feel like I resonated with. She wrestled the boys, she wore baggy pants, and I grew up with four older brothers that I wrestled with in my backyard. I considered myself such a tomboy. So here’s this woman that’s working the boys and wearing baggy pants and sneakers. I saw her and thought, maybe she could be my friend. That’s something that I helped to give my fans.” (H/T WrestlingNews.co)
The new SmackDown Women’s Champion continued to explain how important it is to her that fans recognize and approve her for winning the title. She said:
“It means so much to me because I kind of came up in an era where we were just kind of discovering the Four Horsewomen and kind of feeling like I’m getting lost in the shuffle of these amazing women. To not be a Four Horsewomen, to not be a generational superstar, to not have any famous friends or family, to just have done this hard work, it means so much to me to be recognized.” (H/T WrestlingNews.co)
Liv Morgan is currently scheduled to defend the SmackDown Women’s Title against former champion Ronda Rousey at WWE SummerSlam, which will take place from the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on July 30th.
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