WWE to Merge Women's Tag Team Titles



by ATIA MUKHTAR

WWE to Merge Women's Tag Team Titles

The wrestling world is set for a monumental shift as WWE announced the unification of the WWE NXT Women's Tag Team Titles with the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles, slated for later this month. The breaking news was brought forth on tonight's WWE SmackDown in an interview with Kayla Braxton conducted by NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre.

The discourse was interrupted by the reigning WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler, who came to the ring with an aggressive edge. Baszler demanded clarity on whether Dawn and Fyre consider themselves the true WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.

She questioned their familiarity with the NXT titles' lineage, reminding them these titles were brought to life because of her.

Tensions Rise Amidst Unification Challenge

The atmosphere turned tense when Rousey proclaimed the women's tag team division was not big enough to accommodate two champion teams.

Dawn humorously dismissed Rousey's comment and shared her excitement for a title unification match, while Fyre openly welcomed the challenge. The tension escalated into a brawl, with Fyre and Dawn standing their ground against Rousey and Baszler.

The historic title unification bout, set for June 23 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, promises a thrilling contest between Rousey and Baszler against Fyre and Dawn. The victors will be crowned the inaugural Undisputed WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, expected to defend their title across all three brands.

A new, unified title belt is anticipated to be introduced, akin to the WWE Women's Title that Asuka recently received. Dawn and Fyre's rise to fame came with their SmackDown draft in the 2023 WWE Draft. They successfully defended their title on May 2 and debuted on SmackDown with a resounding win on May 19.

Initially, it was speculated that the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles would be defended on both shows, but the decision to unify the titles will see them defended on NXT, RAW, and SmackDown. Rousey and Baszler have held their titles since May 29, after winning a Fatal 4 Way.

Their victory came amidst a change in the championship after an injury forced Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez to relinquish their titles. Dawn and Fyre have been NXT champions since their victory against Fallon Henley and Kiana James at NXT Stand & Deliver on April 1. The upcoming unification signifies a pivotal moment in WWE history.

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