Becky Lynch vs. Liv Morgan Set for Raw Women's Title Match at WWE Day 1

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVDecember 14, 2021

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Liv Morgan will have a second chance to dethrone Raw women's champion Becky Lynch.

WWE announced Monday that Lynch will put the title on the line at WWE Day 1 on New Year's Day. Morgan unsuccessfully challenged Big Time Becks in the main event of Raw on Dec. 6.


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The outcome of that match pointed toward a return encounter. Lynch survived by rolling through a pinfall attempt and grabbing onto the bottom rope.

The hostilities renewed Monday night in a brawl that culminated with Lynch wedging Morgan's arm between the steel steps and ring post.


Things got HEATED between <a href="https://twitter.com/YaOnlyLivvOnce?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@YaOnlyLivvOnce</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/BeckyLynchWWE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BeckyLynchWWE</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWERaw?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WWERaw</a> <a href="https://t.co/NUA5ZCqFfF">pic.twitter.com/NUA5ZCqFfF</a>

For years, one of the most common criticisms lobbed toward WWE is that it has failed to establish and invest in fresh stars. The situation is even more frustrating because Morgan's rapid rise is a testament to how easily the promotion can elevate a midcard wrestler into the title scene.

Morgan won a Fatal 5-Way on Nov. 9 to earn a championship opportunity. Within a month, a groundswell of support began to form behind her. Fans love an underdog, and the 27-year-old represents a form of disruption to the established order.

LIV Morgan @YaOnlyLivvOnce

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As the wrestling cliche goes, the money's in the chase.

Some might have felt underwhelmed to see Morgan fail the first time around. That emotion will be magnified if this entire storyline is merely a means for Lynch to keep the championship and further cement her heel status.

However, Morgan's previous defeat will make her victory more momentous if she can take down Lynch to open 2022.