When wrestling fans talk about possible next steps for women in WWE, the idea of establishing women’s tag team championships always comes up. Triple H has even addressed the issue, and there was widespread speculation that these titles could be announced at the company’s first all-women pay-per-view, Evolution. It turns out at least one WWE performer, Lana, shared those suspicions.
Lana recently appeared on the Nerdist web talk show Fangirling for an interview with Markeia McCarty, and the Ravishing Russian’s thoughts on a future women’s tag team division came up almost immediately. McCarty asked Lana about her experience at Evolution, and the wrestler/manager replied,
“It was incredible. I think so many of us girls couldn’t have even imagined having an all-women’s pay-per-view and so to be able to experience this and be a part of it, I’m just very, very thankful.
One of these days when we’re going to get tag titles, that’s, I’m like… We have to do that. I was hoping really that we were going to announce it at there because when they told us we had to come out at the end and everyone has to come out on stage, I’m like “Oh, they’re going to announce tag titles. It’s happening!”… It’s going to happen. It’s exciting to be able to work towards those things.”
When the conversation turned to Lana’s past as a dancer, she mentioned recent dance-off rival Naomi as someone she both loves to wrestle and has talked about being tag partners with (team name: Ravishing Glow.)
If your response to this is Noooo, don’t talk the Naomi and Asuka partnership away from me; they have tag team moves and matching gear and everything, that brings to mind how many women in WWE are already paired off in a way that could easily be transferred to tag team competition in pursuit of championships instead of (or as well as) personal beef. On SmackDown, we have the aforementioned Naomi and Asuka, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose, and The Iiconics, duos that have largely been wrestling each other in tag matches anyway. On Raw, we have Sasha Banks and Bayley (who already have a team name, the Boss and Hug Connection), the Riott Squad, Natalya and Ronda Rousey, the Bella Twins, Nia Jax and Tamina, and even Lita and Trish Stratus if they come back for more guest appearances. On NXT, the Four Horsewomen of MMA are assembling and Io Shirai, Kairi Sane, and Dakota Kai are becoming established as a group.
If these championships ever materialize, like Lana sounds sure they will, it’s easy to imagine what WWE’s women’s tag title pictures would look like. What are your thoughts on this possible development? Who would you like to see as the inaugural champions? Let us know in the comments!