In a remarkable display of dominance, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler have been wreaking havoc across WWE programming since their return in May. The formidable MMA fighters recently achieved yet another milestone by unifying their WWE Women's Tag Team Championships with the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships, triumphing over Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn.
Surprisingly, however, "The Baddest Woman On The Planet" and "The Submission Magician" have more than just titles on their minds. In a recent interview with "WrestleRant," Baszler provided insights into their shared motivation to transition from singles stars to a unified force.
Baszler emphasized, "It's not just about winning these titles; it's about illuminating the tag division and establishing a legitimate women's tag team division. We're not interested in a random assortment of opportunistic partnerships; we want a thriving tag division.
And as we've witnessed over the past year with the Usos, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and others, tag team stories can coexist and enhance the single's title narratives. We have an incredibly talented women's locker room, and it's high time we showcase it."
"Breaking Stereotypes: Tag Teams and Singles Success"
Contrary to the notion that forming a tag team signifies the end of a singles career, Baszler pointed out examples such as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and Jimmy and Jey Uso, who has seamlessly transitioned between singles and tag team pursuits.
The New Day and The Judgment Day are further testaments to achieving success in both realms. Despite their achievements, Baszler and Rousey aim to demonstrate that this kind of storytelling can thrive within the women's division.
"There seems to be an unwritten belief that being in a tag team prevents one from pursuing singles titles," Baszler remarked. "Everyone desires singles success, but there's no reason why tag teams can't be just as significant and play a role in those captivating storylines.
The men's division accomplishes it, and our women's division boasts the talent to achieve it. It's time to showcase our capability." With the unification of the tag titles, Baszler and Rousey now have the opportunity to compete across all three WWE brands.
This expanded pool of potential opponents opens up a world of possibilities for captivating narratives within their division. As "The Queen of Spades" looks to replicate her past success competing with multiple brands, she and Rousey are prepared to tell compelling stories and elevate the women's tag team division to unprecedented heights.
Their mission to establish a formidable and respected women's tag team division is a testament to the incredible talent within the WWE women's locker room and their unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of storytelling in professional wrestling.