There is some more news about WWE’s decision to unify the two sets of Women’s Tag Team Titles in an upcoming match.
On the June 9th edition of Smackdown, the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn were introduced by Kayla Braxton for an in-ring promo. However, before the champions could say anything, they were interrupted by the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler.
The quick segment saw the four women exchange words while agreeing to a title unification match. They also got into a bit of a brawl with Rousey calming down Baszler as the champions retreated.
All of this led to WWE making an announcement later in the show that on the June 23rd edition of Smackdown, Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn’s NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles in a championship unification match.
As for why World Wrestling Entertainment is doing the match, Fightful Select reports that there were plans to combine the WWE and NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles going back to late April when the WWE Draft began. The unification process would have moved quicker, but there were some unfortunate injuries involving women in the division.
Some of those unfortunate injuries included Liv Morgan suffering a severe shoulder injury while defending the titles with Raquel Rodriguez, so they ended up vacating the titles. There was also an injury to Ronda Rousey, who had been dealing with a left arm injury for several months. She finally returned to full health, which led to Rousey & Baszler becoming the Women’s Tag Team Champions on the May 29th edition of Raw.
It was also mentioned by Fightful that when NXT decided to great the Women’s Tag Team Titles in 2021, there were people confused about it likely because there were already Women’s Tag Team Titles on the main roster and there are not that many women’s tag teams in the company.
Moving forward, the plan is for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles to appear on NXT programming “when needed” since that was the original plan for the Women’s Tag Team Titles when they were created in 2019.
Since the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles will likely continue moving forward, that means the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles only lasted just over two years from March 2021 until June 2023.