Last year on Christmas day, Vince McMahon revealed that WWE would introduce women’s tag titles in 2019. Earlier this year, Sasha Banks and Bayley became the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions at Elimination Chamber.
Since, it has been an inconsistent year for the new titles with four different teams taking on the mantle.
Still, in a decade filled with historic moments in women’s wrestling, the introduction of women’s tag titles was a welcomed change. After all, this is the first time in 30 years that the company has had an active women’s tag team division.
In 1983, WWF bought the rights to the NWA Women’s World Tag Team Championship when they acquired Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria. The duo became the company’s first women’s tag team champions.
WWE deactivated the titles in 1989 because there was a lack of personnel to compete for them.
Over the last few years, many prominent performers, such as the Bella Twins and Banks and Bayley, have been proponents for new women’s tag titles. 2018 was the perfect time to reintroduce them because WWE’s women’s roster is deeper than ever and women’s wrestling is possibly at its most popular.
It hasn’t gone as smoothly as many of us would’ve hoped but the new titles are a great addition to WWE programming. As a special holiday treat, let’s look back at the first year since they were established.
While you enjoy your Christmas leftovers and get rid of those last scraps of wrapping paper, we will rank all four teams who have held the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship this year.