WWE has been backed into a corner with the women’s tag team title situation. Sasha Banks and Naomi were stripped of the titles after walking out on last week’s Monday Night Raw. Michael Cole promised a tournament to crown new champions would be coming soon.
The women’s tag team division faces a major lack of depth. As of now, the only established tag teams are Nikki ASH and Doudrop as well as Natalya and Shayna Baszler. Two teams does not make for a very interesting tournament. On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed WWE’s dilemma.
“I mean, we’ll see what they come up with. Well you just put, I mean, jeez, Zelina and Carmella have broken up twice, but whatever. The only team is Baszler and Natalya. Everybody else is… Like, Morgan and Rhea Ripley broke up as a team.
I guess you could do Nikki ASH and Doudrop as a team, but they certainly weren’t put together as a team to be in the championship mix. They were put together as a team to, you know, do whatever they were going to do with Nikki to culminate the little angle that they were doing.
But, yeah, maybe they’ll have to be in it. I guess they will have to be in it. There’s not a lot of teams there that are going on. So, I would say that they’ll have to be in it too, yeah.”
Time will tell what kind of tournament teams WWE comes up with. They could build new teams over time if they choose to focus on the championships. If not, fans may be treated to a hodgepodge of slapped-together pairings.
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