After being bullied up on by the heelish Shayna Baszler the for the higher a part of a month, Liv Morgan got here into WWE’s Conflict on the Fort with every little thing to lose and nothing however legacy factors to achieve.
Dealing with off towards a submission specialist who continued the work Ronda Rousey began at SummerSlam on her left arm, Morgan made it some extent to arrange for her bout versus Baszler by way of some on-the-fly counter coaching from none aside from Matt Riddle, who equally started his combating profession in an MMA ring earlier than transitioning over to skilled wrestling. Although it was a moderately restricted in-ring tune-up, Morgan realized how one can counter the armbar, a signature maneuver of Baszler, and even realized the transfer herself, within the hopes of returning the favor and breaking her foe’s arm.
Luckily, even when she leaves Cardiff with an injured arm and bloody lip, she will no less than know that the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship belt might be returning in her carry-on, too, as Morgan broke the Kirifuda Clutch with riddle straight-arm counter, broke freed from Baszler’s greatest pinning predicament of the match, and secured the 1-2-3 by way of an ObLIVion off the ropes.
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Lastly, Morgan secures a clear title protection of her SmackDown Ladies’s Championship on the corporate’s programming, and after weathering the assaults of two straight MMA performers, the pleasure of Paramus, New Jersey, can hopefully flip her sights to non-submission wrestlers so as to diversify her title protection portfolio and hopefully let her arm relaxation up following a month’s value of punishment.