Report: This WWE SmackDown Botch Was Nobody's Fault Last Week

What went wrong when Liv Morgan dived at Raquel Rodriguez on WWE SmackDown?

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An elaborate stunt went wrong when Liv Morgan tried to dive Raquel Rodriguez onto (or through) a table on last Friday's WWE SmackDown, though this was no fault of the wrestlers.

Dave Meltzer reports that the situation was a product of miscommunication. On Wrestling Observer Radio, he stated the reason behind Morgan seemingly failing to jump far enough to land the spot was that the former SmackDown Women's Champion didn't know about a last-minute change.

It all went down during a Six-Pack Challenge to crown a number one contender for Ronda Rousey's Women's Title. Rodriguez set a table up outside the ring. Placing the ring steps beside it, Raquel took Sonya Deville with her, setting the former authority figure up for something dastardly. Morgan then dived into the frame, coming off the barricade but landing awkwardly on Rodriguez, with the duo crumbling rather than crashing, falling to the floor in a stunted way suggesting they didn't have the same thing in mind.

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Meltzer stated that a different spot was originally planned for this moment. It's likely that Morgan wasn't clued-in, as the last-second change may not have been communicated to everybody in the bout.

Shotzi ended up winning the Six-Pack Challenge, earning herself a shot at Rousey.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.