Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler emerged as the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, showcasing their dominance in a thrilling Fatal 4-Way Tag Team match on this week's electrifying edition of "WWE Raw." The dangerous duo, who recently returned to television after an impressive showing at WrestleMania 39, proved their mettle again.
The highly-anticipated match witnessed fierce competition as four formidable teams vied for the prestigious tag team titles.
In a pivotal moment, as the ballsy Shotzi mounted a late surge, Shayna Baszler cunningly diverted her attention, creating a split-second opportunity. Capitalizing on the distraction, Rousey swiftly ensnared Shotzi in her signature armbar submission, prompting her to tap out instantaneously.
The victory was a testament to Rousey's unparalleled grappling prowess and Baszler's strategic brilliance.
Baszler Joins Elite Three-Time Champions
With this triumph, Shayna Baszler joined an elite league, becoming a three-time WWE Women's Tag Team Champion.
She now shares this distinction with Asuka, solidifying her status as one of the most accomplished competitors in the division. Baszler had clinched the title twice alongside her former partner, Nia Jax. This victory marked Rousey's first taste of championship glory since surrendering the "SmackDown" Women's Championship to Charlotte Flair in an enthralling encounter last October.
Notably, Rousey and Baszler's win also accentuated the dynamic nature of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship scene in 2023. This marked the third time the titles changed hands this year, underscoring the competitive landscape within the division.
The initial transition occurred on the February 27 edition of "WWE Raw" when Becky Lynch and the legendary Lita halted Damage CTRL's impressive 114-day reign. Subsequently, Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez emerged victorious against Lynch and Trish Stratus, who bravely stepped in for an injured Lita, only to be betrayed by her supposed ally.
Unfortunately, Morgan and Rodriguez's reign was short-lived, marred by Morgan's unfortunate shoulder injury, ultimately leading to the team relinquishing their hard-earned titles. Rousey and Baszler's triumphant victory cemented their status as dominant in the tag team division and set the stage for exhilarating future rivalries.
As the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship continues to captivate fans worldwide, the emergence of this formidable duo promises thrilling clashes and unforgettable moments in the ongoing saga of WWE's women's division.