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Ahead of tonight's WWE SummerSlam, BT Sport's Ariel Helwani caught up with SmackDown Women's Champion Liv Morgan

Morgan talked about her family life growing up as a child, if she's still close to them, and knowing she wanted to be a WWE performer at a young age

"Not all of them. Some I haven't spoken to in years, but most of my family lives in Florida now. I'm really close with three. I have a good relationship with my mother. But yeah, I take care of them. I guess growing up and being in my environment, I understood really soon, like, this isn't what I want in my life. It was just very violent and chaotic, not a conducive environment to grow, so, I kind of knew like, I'm going to save my family. That's kind of how I based my whole entire life, like, what can I do to get us out of this situation?”

“So when I saw WWE for the first time, I fell in love, and I was like, this is it. I'm not some hero, but I just always knew that's what I was going to do. That was my purpose. It was like, I'm going to save my family. I'm going to break this cycle of drugs, abuse and police at my house almost every single night. I was like, this is not going to be my life, and I'm going to also change their lives.”

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During the 30+ minute interview (see below), Morgan also talked about breaking through at Money In The Bank, her upcoming SummerSlam match with Ronda Rousey, and a lot more.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit BT Sport with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.