It’s time for a detour. Earlier this month, Paul Heyman was fired as the Executive Director of Monday Night Raw. This was a major change for the show, as not only was it going to go into the creative hands of Bruce Prichard, but it was also going out of Heyman’s hands. That might sound obvious, but it brings with it a huge shift as people Heyman had been building up might be left out of future plans. That seems to be the case with one in particular.
Since Becky Lynch vacated the Raw Women’s Title last month, it was clear that someone new was going to have to step in to fill her sizable boots. So far that has been Asuka, but she cannot do everything alone. There are other women near the top of the card, but at some point you need to add in someone new. One of Heyman’s projects might have been able to do that long term, but now it might be a longer time coming.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the plans to make Liv Morgan into a single star has been put on hold at the moment. However, she is likely to be paired with Ruby Riott again to form a smaller version of the Riott Squad. The three woman version of the team, also including Sarah Logan, debuted on the November 21, 2017 SmackDown and lasted until the 2019 WWE Draft when Morgan was sent to SmackDown.
Morgan was getting better in a hurry. Check out some of her solo work:
Opinion: I can see either side of this, but the one we are getting doesn’t seem as positive. Morgan was far from a star but she was someone who was certainly starting to look more confident in the ring. That is something that you need to make a step up to the next level, but moving back into a tag team with someone as good as Riott isn’t the best way to make a star. Maybe only Heyman saw something in her, but she never really had that much of a chance on her own.
What do you think of the change? Could Morgan have made it on her own? Let us know in the comments below.
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