Tag Team Weekly Roundup and Power Rankings: Is it time to crown KC & KC?

Katana Chance and Kayden Carter came up from NXT as former champions and the most cohesive and exciting women’s team on the roster.

And then promptly disappeared. They have reappeared once in a while to do the job for a #1 contending duo but haven’t had any real storylines either.

So it was interesting – and refreshing – to see them score a win over Natalya and Tegan Nox to likely become #1 contenders to the gold held entertainingly by Chelsea Green and Piper Niven. The women’s division having all the depth of a coffee cup means that any time a team wins they’re poised to challenge the champs, but the KCs are a different brew than the thrown-together teams who are just filling a slot.

Look no further than Monday’s match to see why Chance and Carter’s tandem moves, athleticism and in-ring charisma make them worthy challengers, despite being overlooked for so long. Can they go toe to toe with Green in a promo? No, but then not many can. In the ring and with brief energetic backstage segments (or packages by WWE’s top-notch video team), they can instantly look credible.

While it might not yet be the time to take the belts from the champs – mainly because the more TV time for Chelsea, the better – it would be mind-numbing for the best women’s tag team to not get the gold at some point. And maybe with a bit more chase to get us through the cold winter til Royal Rumble, the timing could be right for the KCs to finally get main-roster crowns.

The following Tag Team Power Rankings take into account wins, power and placement of segments, recentness of appearances, creative direction and momentum for teams and factions.

WWE Tag Team Power Rankings through Dec. 9:

1. Diamond Mine (last week: 3)

Pro: The Creed Brothers continued their climb by defeating Dom Mysterio and JD McDonagh on Raw, and their clean record puts them at the top of the rankings.
Con: Ivy Nile could use more time in the ring instead of just cheering them on.

2. Judgment Day (1)

Pro: Rhea Ripley is still women's champ. Senor Money in the Bank Damian Priest and Finn Balor hold tag gold.
Con: Dom dropped his NXT North American title, plus he and JD McDonagh lost to The Creed Brothers.

3. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven (2)

Pro: Still the WWE women's champion and getting mic time.
Con: It's hard to run a division with so few teams.

4. The D'Angelo Family (4)

Pro: Still the NXT men's tag champs.
Con: Still looking for some deeper title programs.

5. Damage CTRL (6)

Pro: Iyo Sky remains the champ, while it looks like Bayley got back on the same page in helping Asuka defeat Charlotte Flair.
Con: But Bayley's still on the way out, isn't she? Plus, they are racking up a lot of enemies.

6. Katana Chance and Kayden Carter (not ranked)

Pro: Defeated Natalya and Tegan Nox to become top contenders in a shallow women's tag division.
Con: But will that lead to main-roster tag gold?

7. DIY (7)

Pro: Won a two out of three falls match against Imperium.
Con: They still have a climb to reach title contention.

8. Bobby Lashley and Street Profits (8)

Pro: Lashley picked up a win over Karrion Kross to advance in the US Title #1 contender tournament.
Con: It almost seems like he should be above having to qualify for this opportunity.

9. Imperium (5)

Pro: Gunther remains a dominant Intercontinental Champion, and the rest of the faction keeps looking good in the ring.
Con: Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci lost a two-out-of-three match to DIY.

10. Alpha Academy (not ranked)

Pro: Still having lots of fun, and won a six-person mixed tag match on NXT over Meta-Four.
Con: Can't seem to win a lot of matches on Raw.

Tag Team Segment of the Week: The Creed Brothers' surge to the top of the rankings follows them continuing to succeed, including beating two members of Judgment Day. In storyline, everybody's saying to take them seriously as contenders.

Grade: A-

Movement in many of the divisions, with the NXT tag titles the main ones not getting any play.

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