Tuesday night, former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan blew up on the internet after she was caught on camera ignoring the guy sitting next to her talking her ear off.
The reason she was there, sitting in the front row, and got caught on camera at that moment, was because WWE is holding a show at Madison Square Garden this coming Sunday and the broadcasters were talking about it.
She definitely didn’t hear one word you just said bro pic.twitter.com/wL5oFRIyHS
— KnicksNation (@KnicksNation) March 8, 2023
Naturally, because the moment was too good to pass up and so relatable to many on the internet, Liv Morgan immediately became the hottest new meme on social media.
Liv Morgan is a living meme of a mansplaining. 😂 #WWE pic.twitter.com/Y4n06BWy59
— Steve Fall – Ten Count (@SteveFall) March 8, 2023
After the game, Liv Morgan appeared to embrace the numerous memes she had spawned with a Instagram post and a tweet laughing at fan’s reactions to her unbothered look.
— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) March 8, 2023
It was later revealed that the guy was Justin Scalise, WWE’s senior vice president for live events.
Wednesday, in an interview on the WWE show The Bump, Liv Morgan was asked about going viral at the Knicks game.
“I have so many thoughts, so many things I want to say. What a bizarre moment,” Morgan said.
“It is so weird to me, like what goes viral and what doesn’t,” she continued. “First of all, we had no idea that we were even being filmed. We had no idea that camera was on us, which doesn’t excuse anything. That is Justin Scalise who works here for WWE. He is incredible.
“He was explaining something to me and I was watching the game and was like listening, but I was also kind of deep in my head, thinking my own thoughts. I was kind of in my own world, so unaware that this was being filmed and so…
“My phone was just blowing up and I just see this footage and was just like, ‘oh my gosh, Justin, I’m so sorry’ and he’s such a great sport about it, but yeah, I don’t know. It is the most bizarre, weirdest thing. It was so weird, but also, let’s say I was ignoring him. It is women’s history month and we have every single right.”
That was a joke and the women on the panel loved it.
“It was not what it looked like, but it’s so weird that it just spread the way that it did.”
I mean, it’s certainly understandable why it went viral. It’s far from the first time we’ve seen something like that do so.
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— Daryll Benjamin (@DaryllBenjamin) March 8, 2023