The WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles were introduced a few years ago, as a way for WWE to give emphasis to more female WWE Superstars who were not used well. However, the tag team division has largely been seen as an afterthought and fans don’t really care for it much either. That is why even Corey Graves recently stated that the women’s tag team division never really caught fire.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus defended the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships against Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez. Liv Morgan ended up pinning Trish Stratus and won the match, thus becoming the new champion alongside Rodriguez.
After the titles were made relevant again, following Mercedes Mone and Naomi’s walkout last year, there have been six different Women’s Tag Team Champions and five different team combos.
While speaking on WWE After The Bell, Corey Graves made it clear that he hopes Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan can bring some stability to the women’s tag team division. Graves then admitted that the women’s tag team division never really caught fire and was never a strong division to begin with.
“The champions are going to drive the ship in the women’s tag division. It was really important for Liv and Raquel to emerge victorious and, as far as the women’s tag team championships go, I’m probably going to catch hell for this, it’s never really caught fire. It’s never been a strong division. It’s sort of been an amalgam of thrown together tag teams. ‘I’m going to team with this person tonight, we have a tag title match we didn’t win, okay, time to get a new partner.’ It’s always been very transient and constantly in flux. I’m talking the entire existence of the titles, since the very beginning.
Liv and Raquel could be a duo who have what it takes to solidify the division and maybe sit on top for a while and maybe inspire some other superstars who aren’t getting the opportunities they so desire right now, who want more TV time, who want promo time, but they’re not getting it for whatever reason. Maybe somebody sitting backstage or in catering or a couple people sitting in NXT are going, ‘You know what, let me make a run for this.’ We haven’t had a serious, full-time tag team in my recollection. The IIconics (Peyton Royce & Billie Kay) are the closest we had to hold the titles because they were a full-time act together. The rest have sort of been, ‘Hey, be my partner. Okay, we’ll have a little run, okay, onto the next.’ Everything feels temporary. Raquel and Liv could be very good for the division.”
We will have to wait and see whether the WWE Women’s Tag Team Division will flourish with Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez in the coming weeks. After all, fans would love to see the division actually get better for a change.
What’s your take on what Corey Graves said? Do you think the division will get better? Sound off in the comments!