Which Team Will Be The First Women’s Tag-Team Champions?
After months of anticipation, the WWE finally announced the long-awaited Women’s Tag-Team Titles. The announcement was sandwiched between two other announcements on the Christmas Eve edition of RAW.
It’s currently unknown how the WWE will crown the inaugural champions, as no extra information was given during the announcement.
The WWE has a few established tag-teams in the Women’s division, as well as other duos who could be paired up to compete the new championship.
It’s not clear if this will be a cross-brand title, or if NXT talent will also be able to compete for the championship.
Lana and Naomi
Despite some tension the duo have had the past, the two do have a real life friendship that has been showcased on social media and Total Divas. Put on some matching outfits, and add some dance steps, and these two could be an eligible candidate to go after the gold.
Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke
If the WWE decides to allow NXT talent into the mix, these two could be paired together for a chance to go after the titles. The MMA Four Horsewomen members are still quite green, but if the WWE decides to do a tournament, and needs some bodies to compete, these two would be perfect candidates.
Nia Jax and Tamina
Tamina has been Nia’s right hand women since she returned from injury. It would only make sense for these two heels to go after the titles. This powerhouse duo could give the other teams a run for their money.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
They did tease a breakup of this duo following Mandy Rose eliminating Sonya Deville from the Evolution Battle Royal. The team could always be managed by their former Absolution leader Paige, since her days as a GM are now over.
This trio could go after the Women’s Tag-Team Titles as a Freebird style team. The men’s roster has The New Day, the female roster could have the Riott Squad.
The Bella Twins
The Bella’s still hold a lot of name value, especially with a mainstream audience. The success of this duo outside the ring could help promote the Women’s Tag-Team division. It would be a no brainer to have these two go after the titles.
Trish Stratus and Lita
These two WWE legends returned to in-ring action this past year, and could bring some nostalgia to the Women’s tag-team division. It was rumored prior to the team paired up at WWE Evolution that we would see more of them at major events.
Peyton Royce and Billie Kay are already an established team in the WWE. This duo have been competing with each other since debuting as the Iconic Duo during their time in NXT.
Alexa Bliss and Mickie James
Since Mickie James return to WWE in 2017, she has had history with Alexa Bliss as both an enemy, as well as a tag-team partner. This duo could be an excellent heel team in the Women’s tag-team division.
Bayley and Sasha Banks
The Boss & Hug Connection have a lot of history during their time in the WWE. They were friends, they were enemies, and now they are a duo that wants to be the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. As long as these titles have been rumored, these two have been teasing the fact that they want to be champs.
What About The Other Member’s Of The Women’s Roster?
Some of the major players on the Women’s roster including Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, Charlotte and Asuka could continue to play out on storylines. Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey are rumored to be main eventing Wrestlemania, Asuka is currently the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
Could we see Carmella and her partner R-Truth try and enter as an inter-gender team?
We also have Alicia Fox, Ember Moon, Natalya, Dana Brooke, Zelina Vega, as well as several stars on the NXT roster who could be brought into the mix.
Regardless how this plays out, once they have the titles established, we should see a number of duos trying to get a chance at the gold.
The Brian Kendrick Says He’s ‘Taking A Leave Of Absence’ From WWE
205 Live Wrestler Taking A Break
WWE 205 Live star The Brian Kendrick is taking a break from the ring according a Twitter post.
Kendrick tweeted, “It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring.”
It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring. @WWE #205live pic.twitter.com/MJftDpQl1F
— Brian Kendrick (@mrbriankendrick) November 15, 2019
Brian Kendrick won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in 2016 after defeating TJ Perkins at the Hell In A Cell PPV.
Kendrick was out of action for several months, after suffering a broken orbital bone at the hands of Hideo Itami. He was out of action from December 2017 to April 2018.
It’s unknown is any personal issues or injuries are preventing him from competing. Further details will be provided once they are known.
Location and Date Announced For 2020 WWE Elimination Chamber
The location and date for next year’s WWE Elimination Chamber has been announced.
During last night’s Friday Night SmackDown, a graphic appeared for the live audience indicating WWE Elimination Chamber will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on March 8, 2020.
This date lines up with WWE’s 2019-2020 touring schedule, which was revealed this past March prior to Wrestlemania 35.
This is the final pay-per-view prior to Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa, FL.
The pre-sale password for tickets is CHAMBER
Philly hosting Elimination Chamber in March! pic.twitter.com/XhzzUCj4m8
— Dave (@DaveMuscarella) November 16, 2019
Bray Wyatt Reveals Refreshed WWE Universal Championship, Championship Match Set For Survivor Series
A new look for the WWE Universal Championship was revealed tonight during Friday Night SmackDown.
During the Firefly Funhouse segment, Bray Wyatt revealed a blue version of the WWE Universal Championship.
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2019
The belt was customized by Wild Cat Belts, who also crafted several other WWE titles.
Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Universal Championship was also confirmed for the up-coming Survivor Series PPV
Check out some photos of below.