Even as a girl, Liv Morgan was a big fan of WWE and had her idols there. One of those who was her crush is John Cena. In an interview with Sneaker Shopping with Complex, she talked about how she imitated Cena and what influence he had on her.
“I loved John Cena, I thought he was the s–t,” Morgan said as quoted by Wrestling Inc. “I had such a crush on him. He would pump his little sneakers, and I’d pump my sneakers and I didn’t even have pumps.
I would just [pretend] to push my little pumps [while watching him on TV]. I thought he was amazing. He has been, whether I know it or not, a subconscious influence on my career. You know because he wore sneakers for the majority of his career, so I think maybe it’s something that kind of embedded in my mind, and maybe a reason why I like to wear sneakers”.
Reebok Pumps were a real hit that season. In 2014, Morgan decided to wear them. “I don’t know who started it,” Morgan responded. “All I know is that, in 2014, the very first day I arrived at the WWE Performance Center, I decided that I was gonna wear sneakers”.
Liv Morgan on the new era
Morgan hopes that WWE will thrive under the news leadership and expects only the best from herself. “I hope so,” Liv Morgan said. “I really do hope so, because I read something on the Internet a couple of days ago – I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I’m the first WWE Superstar over the last four years to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship that wasn’t a Four Horsewoman or Ronda Rousey.
One, I think that’s unbelievable and I’m so proud to have it be me, but also I hope that [trend] is something that can continue, you know, to have newer talents fight for these opportunities because we have such an incredible women’s roster. I want to defend my championship against anyone that wants to fight for it”.