Natalya and Tamina become WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions on SmackDown

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|Published 15/05/2021

Natalya and Tamina defeat Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler to become WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions on  tonight’s episode of SmackDown.

Natalya and Tamina were put together as a team shortly before Wrestlemania 37. The pair won the tag team turnoil match on Night 1, beating  Lana and Naomi, Carmella and Billie Kay, Riott Squad and the team of Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose to become the number one contender for the Women’s Tag Team Championship.

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The second generation duo had the entire crowd behind them during their championship match on night 2 but failed to prise the titles out of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler’s waists. Natalya and Tamina earned another shot at the titles this week, and this time, they got the job done.

Natalya and Tamina become WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions on SmackDown

The first match of the night was the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match. Both teams fought a decent match that ended with Tamina securing the win following a a top rope splash on Nia Jax. With this victory, Tamina has now won her first title in the WWE, not counting the 24/7 championship.

The duo soaked in the emotional moment before Natalya cut a promo about how one should follow their dreams. The segment came to an end with the new champions receiving pyro’s inside the Thunderdome.

One has to wonder why the title change didn’t take place at Wrestlemania in front of a live crowd. However, it is possible that WWE were not sure how the crowd would react to them. Seeing the positive reactions Natalya and Tamina received may have possibly contributed to the WWE Changing their ideas.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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