Liv Morgan Speaks On Her Upbringing, Her Time In NXT, And Talks Wanting To Become SmackDown Live Women's Champion

Liv Morgan is ready for the world.

New Jersey's own Liv Morgan has made it to the promise land after an not so ideal upbringing. At 21 years old Morgan was signed to the NXT brand and while speaking with her hometown news publication NorthJersey.com, Morgan shared her thoughts on her time with the yellow-and-black brand.

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“I spent three years in NXT doing whatever I could to be better and be noticed,” Morgan says. “It was a lot of hard work and proving yourself. So, I don’t want to say it was quick. Looking back, it feels like it was a blink of an eye and it’s amazing. It’s been amazing to come from WWE Performance Center and now to be on SmackDown Live. Thinking about that itself is insane, because it doesn’t feel real.”

Liv Morgan is now a member of the 'Riott Squad' along with Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan on SmackDown Live. Although the trio has staked their claim to being a threat on the brand, Morgan still has her aspirations of becoming a top singles competitor on the show.

"I want to be the SmackDown Women’s Champion,” she says. “I want to be the longest-reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion. I don’t set a limit for myself. I want the respect. Who doesn’t want it all?”

As mentioned, Morgan did not have the easiest start to her childhood as she lost her father at a young age but despite the ups and downs that life has thrown at her Morgan has made the best of what has been given to her and is now living out her dream as a WWE superstar.

“I grew up in an unstable environment,” Morgan says, "If you look at my life on paper, I shouldn’t be here. WWE was the only thing that made me and my brothers happy. Watching Lita, I’d see this red-haired chick with baggy pants and sneakers, and she’s wrestling with the boys and is a tomboy. I was such a tomboy growing up. I liked baggy pants and sneakers. Even today, I wear tights and wear sneakers. Just looking at Lita, I felt like she could be my friend. She was someone I related to. That’s all I want to do for girls growing up. I want them to see me and think, ‘Liv can be my friend.' So, if I’m anyone’s role model, it’d be very cool,” Morgan says. “I don’t try to be anything I’m not, I’m just myself. If I can relate to anyone, or they can relate to me, it’d make me very happy.”

 

The 'Riott Squad' did not appear on tonight's edition of SmackDown Live but another batch of NXT stars made their way onto the roster. Click here to see the "Iconic" debut.

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