With a convincing victory over Damage CTRL's Dakota Kai and IYO SKY on Monday, Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez were awarded a shot at the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. However, things went differently than planned on Monday night when the two teams faced off against opposing teams.
Lita, Becky Lynch's WWE Hall of Fame partner, was viciously attacked backstage earlier in the evening by an unknown assailant, preventing her from participating in the match. Even though Becky Lynch was successful in defending her championship, Lita was forced to withdraw from the event.
As a result, Lynch's WrestleMania 39 trio partner and fellow Hall of Famer Trish Stratus was able to step in and compete in Lita's place thanks to the innovative application of the "Freebird Rule." Stratus was new off her WrestleMania win and felt confident that she and Lynch could take on Morgan and Rodriguez together.
Despite their valiant efforts, the veteran duo's match didn't go as planned. Stratus attempted her signature Chick Kick in the match's final moments, but Morgan reacted quickly and reverted it into a roll-up pin to win. This took aback Lynch and Stratus, and they were shocked and disappointed by their defeat.
Morgan & Rodriguez Win Tag Titles
Morgan, a former "SmackDown" Women's Champion, has been paired with several tag team partners over the past few months, including Tegan Nox and even Rhea Ripley, who has partnered with Morgan since the spring of 2013.
However, Rodriguez appears to be a formidable partner for her, and the two have established themselves as the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. Fans will eagerly anticipate the new champions' opponents. At WrestleMania 39, Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey won the Fatal Four-Way Women's Showcase match.
However, they have not been seen since, leaving fans wondering what they will do next. The WWE Women's Tag Team division had an exciting night, with Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez becoming the new champions. Fans will watch out for the division as the latest winners shield their titles against new challengers before long.