WWE's Unified Women's Tag Team Title Plans



by NOMAN RASOOL

WWE's Unified Women's Tag Team Title Plans

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) universe is abuzz with news about the imminent unification of the WWE and NXT Women's Tag Team Titles. The storyline took a decisive turn during the Smackdown edition on June 9th, when NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn were interrupted during an in-ring promo by WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler.

The brief segment witnessed an intense exchange between the two titleholder duos, culminating in the agreement for a title unification match. As tensions ran high, the stage was set for a brawl, with Baszler being pacified by Rousey, resulting in a tactical retreat by the champions.

Later in the show, WWE confirmed that the title unification match would take place on the June 23rd edition of Smackdown, pitching Rousey & Baszler against Fyre & Dawn, each team defending their respective tag team titles.

Unification Plans Amidst Injuries

Fightful Select shed light on the strategy behind the move, revealing plans for a unified women's tag team title that had been under discussion since late April when the WWE Draft commenced.

Unfortunately, a spate of injuries amongst key female wrestlers delayed the unification process. The casualties included Liv Morgan, who suffered a severe shoulder injury while defending the titles with Raquel Rodriguez, leading to the duo vacating the titles.

Ronda Rousey, too faced a setback with a persistent left arm injury that sidelined her for several months. Upon her return to total health, Rousey and Baszler claimed the Women's Tag Team Titles on the May 29th Raw edition.

Fightful also highlighted some confusion over NXT's decision to introduce the Women's Tag Team Titles in 2021, given the existing titles on the main roster and a relatively limited number of women's tag teams within WWE.

As per the new direction, the unified WWE Women's Tag Team Titles will be featured on NXT programming "when needed," adhering to the original plan from the inception of the titles in 2019. This development implies that the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles will be phased out after a relatively short lifespan from March 2021 to June 2023.

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