Liv Morgan has been turning heads in WWE and has become one of the top superstars in the women’s division. Morgan first made a name for herself after winning the Women’s Money in the Bank match last year in the namesake event. She then cashed in her briefcase on the same night against Ronda Rousey and won the SmackDown Women’s Title. However, in some disappointing news Morgan along with Raquel Rodriguez, have been forced to vacate the Women’s Tag Team Titles since the former suffered an injury.
Morgan and Rodriguez won the titles from Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus on the April 10 episode of Monday Night Raw. The duo then went on to defend the championship against Dakota Kai and Bayley of Damage CTRL in a match where Liv Morgan and Kai were both reportedly injured.
Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez relinquish the tag team titles due to Liv’s injury
new champions will be crowned on
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In an update on the injury from Fightful Select (via eWrestling News), it has now been revealed that Dakota Kai’s injury may be more severe than that of Liv Morgan. While Morgan’s injury was first revealed on Raw last week, Bayley stated on SmackDown that her teammate was also injured during the same match. Despite the severity of the injuries, no timeline has been provided for a possible return of both stars.
Meanwhile, Raquel Rodriguez will need to find herself a tag team partner, who has been reported to be Shotzi, to fight for the vacant tag team titles next week on RAW. The match will be a Fatal Four Way bout and will also feature Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler, Bayley & IYO SKY, and Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville.
Ronda Rousey attacked Raquel Rodriguez on Raw after Liv Morgan was out with injury
On the latest episode of Raw, Ronda Rousey returned to the surprise of those in attendance after Raquel Rodriguez defeated Chelsea Green. In the absence of Liv Morgan, Rodriguez came out alone to defend her team’s honor. In a dominant performance, she made short work of Green. However, a returning Rousey attacked the former Women’s Tag Team Champion while she was on the ramp after the bout.
— WWE (@WWE) May 16, 2023
Rousey attacked Raquel from behind and was accompanied by her partner Shayna Baszler. The two went after Rodriguez’s left arm after she was left defenseless in the wake of Liv Morgan’s injury. The former NXT star was reeling on the floor as The Baddest Woman on The Planet laid out her intentions to vie for the tag team championship.
Rousey was out of action for a while after suffering an elbow injury. She was a part of the WrestleMania 39 Women’s Showcase match, where she and Baszler won but then disappeared from television. It remains to be seen whether the heel duo will end up with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.