Following Monday Night Raw, it now looks like a rule previously dictated by the Vince McMahon regime has been scrapped.
Vince McMahon was known for his strict rules about things that might not seem so bad to fans. Championship opportunities replaced title shots in McMahon’s verbiage, belts were only for holding trousers up, WWE Superstars frequently had their names changed, and referees had been nameless for years all at the direction of McMahon.
On Raw in Dallas, Texas, the main event saw Alexa Bliss and Asuka face the Damage CTRL team of IYO SKY and Dakota Kai for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Viewers paying close attention noticed that during the ring introductions for the big title match, referee Shawn Bennett’s name was mentioned by announcer Kevin Patrick signalling that officials can now be named on television.
New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions were crowned by the end of the night with Alexa Bliss and Asuka capturing the championship. This means that both Bliss and The Empress of Tomorrow have three reigns each with the title that was introduced in February 2019.
Also on Raw, it was announced that Bray Wyatt will be in Saudi Arabia as part of the Crown Jewel show on November 5th.