Goodness, on Saturday night, WWE took us back to the good ole days, giving us a memorable Money In The Bank pay per view, which reminded us why we watch this stuff to begin with.
In the first true organic moment of an underdog becoming world champion we’ve had in years, we had Liv Morgan cash in her Money In The Bank briefcase against Ronda Rousey, and actually win the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
This is what WWE is all about. These mountaintop moments with wrestlers who are adored by fans, instead of having champions forced on viewers because the company is putting what they want first.
Not last night.
Morgan has been a fan favorite for quite some time now. I think the people can detect some sincerity in what she’s doing. It feels like the beginning of Becky Lynch’s rise, when she too had an organic climb to the top. Sadly, she’s lost all of that magic.
But Liv is bringing us back to that place. Smackdown doesn’t have a men’s champion, and some are going as far as to give Morgan the title of being that program’s standard bearer.
And I think a lot of people would be okay with that. I know I am.
We should use Liv’s run with the title to figure out what other superstar combinations can give us that kind of wrestling magic.
Am I confident that WWE will do that? Honestly? No.
But even if last night was an isolated event, it was great wrestling television and it won’t soon be forgotten.
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