The reign of the Boss ‘N Hug Connection has come to an end, at least for now. The new, and second ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions are Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, the IIconics. They won the titles from Sasha Banks and Bayley at WrestleMania 35, in a Fatal Four-Way Match that also included the Glamazons Beth Pheonix and Natalya, as well as Nia Jax and Tamina. If you haven’t already seen it, you can check out the heelish finish right here:
What you didn’t see in that video is that Billie Kay tagged Beth Phoenix from behind when she was up on the ropes, which Beth didn’t even seem to notice. So after Beth destroyed Bayley with the Glam Slam, Billie was able to pin the Hugger legally, once her life partner Peyton got Phoenix out of the way. There will surely be a one-on-one rematch between the new and former champs, probably on TV this week, and this win also sets up the IIconics to return to NXT for a match with the Sky Pirates (Kairi Sane and Io Shirai), a spot we’d all been expected to go to Sasha and Bayley. On the other hand, being the kind of heels they are, Peyton and Billie probably aren’t going to be as enthusiastic about defending the belts as their predecessors were. In any case, the IIconics have been doing great heel work for their entire time together, so this ought to be the beginning of an excellent title run.