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Report: Reason Liv Morgan Dropped SmackDown Women's Title At WWE Extreme Rules Revealed

Liv Morgan dropped the SmackDown Women's Title to Ronda Rousey at Extreme Rules

WWE held their latest pay-per-view on Saturday, October 8, with Extreme Rules emanating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The show featured several grudge matches but only two title bouts as Liv Morgan defended the SmackDown Women's Championship against Ronda Rousey in an Extreme Rules Match, while Bianca Belair put the Raw Women's Title on the line in a Ladder Match against Bayley. 

Rousey ended up winning her match to regain the SmackDown Women's Championship, ending Morgan's reign after 98 days. 

Following the win, reports noted that Rousey was now officially listed as a heel within WWE, and Dave Meltzer has stated in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the long-planned heel turn was the reason Rousey won back the gold at Extreme Rules. 

Rousey's heel turn could also be linked to WWE's WrestleMania plans as the previous regime wanted The Baddest Woman on the Planet to face Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles. The match could still be on the cards but Lynch is now a babyface in the company, meaning Rousey would likely have to be a heel for any encounter. 

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