Tonight, during the WWE event Elimination Chamber, the first-ever Women’s Tag Team Champions were crowned after one intense battle. 12 teams entered the Chamber, and one-by-one they were eliminated until only one tag team survived.
By the end of the contest, Sasha Banks & Bayley stood victorious, and were handed the brand-new title belts, making them the inaugural champions. After the match, while being interviewed in the ring, Bayley said, “I don’t even know what to say,” as she held back tears. The crowd chanted, “You deserve it” over and over again.
“No one know how hard we fought to get this,” Bank said. “If you guys, legit, only knew… This is just the beginning of more changes to come.”
During the match, Banks and Bayley eliminated Tamina–along with the help of everyone else. During the final moments of the Elimination Chamber, it was Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. Sasha Banks locked in the Bank Statement on Deville, forcing her to tap after an exciting battle.
What’s different about these tag titles–compared to all others–is that they are not brand specific. If a team from Raw is champion, another team from Smackdown can be in the running for a title shot. This places a heavy emphasis on competition between the two brands, which adds some fun to the shows. [Raw/Smackdown] can currently claim brand dominance because two of their superstars are champions. The only question is how will #1 contendership work in the future?