The Curious case of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. WWE announced a title match for Fastlane earlier in the night.
Fans criticize the WWE for their booking. Sometimes the criticism isn’t warranted. In the case of their Women’s Tag Team Championships however, the WWE deserve every reproval. Not only has the booking been all over the place but it has been nonsensical too.
They’ve built wrestlers and storylines around the championships only for them all to be enmeshed as they get closer to Wrestlemania. They aren’t intertwined in some poetic manner where everything is building to a crescendo (like Vince probably hoped or intended to do) but tangled like wired earphones when you put them in your pocket for too long.
The Curious case of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
Let’s first start with WWE’s obsession with involving their Women’s champions in feuds for the tag titles. Every woman’s champion on both companies since Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs the Kabuki Warriors have eventually been placed in feuds with the tag champion.
While Becky failed to win the title herself, Asuka and Bayley went on to win the title in conjunction with their single’s title and become double champions. Sasha Banks, who was Bayley’s tag team partner, won the RAW Women’s Championship to become a double champ as well.
Banks, the current SmackDown Women’s Champion, is, for some reason, in a feud with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the Tag titles. She also has yet another title shot at Fastlane despite losing clean to the champions at Elimination Chamber.
#SmackDown Women’s Champion @SashaBanksWWE and her #WrestleMania challenger @BiancaBelairWWE aim to dethrone WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions @QoSBaszler & @NiaJaxWWE at #WWEFastlane, March 21 at 7e/4p on @peacockTV & @WWENetwork! https://t.co/U2RpvBiAMW
— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2021
Lana, Naomi, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez
This is not even taking into account that Lana and Naomi. The duo won a number one contender’s match on a random episode of RAW and are yet to receive their title shots!
Down at NXT, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez won the innaugral Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to earn a shot at the Women’s Tag titles. Not only did the match take place at a random episode of NXT instead of a TakeOver, the match also had a controversial finish.
The encounter for the #WomensTagTitles ended in a bit of controversy…
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 4, 2021
Do they get a rematch? We will have to wait until next week to find out. What we do know is that Sasha and Bianca Belair will have another go, despite getting their chance unlike Naomi and Lana and losing clean unlike Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez.
Interestingly Banks and Belair are scheduled to face each other for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania. This is a high profile dream match and the two are pairing up instead of building that story?
The seeds of discord and contempt should already be in place by now. There needs to be a reason for conflict.
The two should not be working together even if the WWE plan for a face vs face match. If the WWE intend to turn Banks heel, the very same can be achieved without taking another title opportunity from wrestlers that deserve it more.
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