Tag Team Weekly Roundup and Power Ratings: Are we looking at yet another new set of women’s tag champs?

It’s not news to anybody who watches WWE that the women’s tag division usually has approximately as much depth as a red Solo cup. So any time we see a new pairing, it seems like it has a good chance at capturing gold.

Especially if there’s even a shred of a backstory, and at least we had Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark bonding over their competitive nature after a nice match in a previous episode of Raw. So Shayna defeating Chelsea, then Zoey coming to the Queen of Spades’ aid, all but guarantees a title match, since Katana Chance and Kayden Carter have mostly lost on the main roster while Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn are just plain lost.

Thrown-together tag teams have a pretty good track record – look at the current champs who became a fairly random duo literally in a backstage segment – so it’s easy to see Zoey and Shayna as having a (non-Katana) chance. They seem like they’re faces, and it would be good if they could defeat a heel team, but the champs are really the only ones who qualify. Zoey pinning Chelsea next week is the most likely next step.

Yes, Shayna and Zoey can deliver in the ring, which is certainly nice, but that the women’s division can so easily get top contenders becoming a team and claiming the front of the line in less than a fortnight is less than ideal. But hey, welcome to the idea of women’s tag wrestling in WWE, where this is pretty much the rule.

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 Sept. 15:

1. Judgment Day (last week: 1)

Pro: So much gold! Damian Priest and Finn Balor are double tag champs, Rhea Ripley a women's champ and Dom Mysterio's NXT North American title, plus Priest remains Senor Money in the Bank. Balor and Priest picked up a win over the odd-couple team of Kevin Owens and Jey Uso on Raw. Rhea retained against Raquel Rodriguez. Then Balor added a win over AJ Styles on SmackDown.
Con: Ripley also was left laying by a returning Nia Jax.

2. Street Profits and Bobby Lashley (7)

Pro: Picked up a convincing win over LWO, then Bobby joined them for a group beatdown. Their ceiling is so high and they're getting quality time every week now.
Con: They should be competing for gold sooner than later, but will it happen?

3. The D'Angelo Family (3)

Pro: Still the NXT men's tag champs, on top of what is an increasingly competitive-looking division.
Con: They're doing more watching than wrestling lately ... although not losing has kept them near the top of the power rankings.

4. Imperium (2)

Pro: Gunther's record-setting Intercontinental Championship reign continues with more fun matches.
Con: Alas, the most recent one was a loss in a six-man match

5. Alpha Academy (4)

Pro: Teamed with Tommaso Ciampa to stand tall in winning a six-man match with Imperium.
Con: Tommaso might be line-cutting to get a shot at Gunther's gold.

6. The Bloodline (not ranked)

Pro: If Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso are working together in support of top guy Roman Reigns, they should be getting back near the top of the ranking sooner than later.
Con: So much ambiguity and so little screen time for Reigns.

7. Diamond Mine (not ranked)

Pro: The Brothers Creed picked up another win in a fun sprint.
Con: A lot of teams are in the mix for tag title contention.

8. Drew Gulak, Charlie Dempsey, Damon Kemp and Myles Borne (not ranked)

Pro: Thanks to some subterfuge from Borne, defeated Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen.
Con: Can we get this stable a name, please?

9. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven (8)

Pro: Still the women's tag champs.
Con: Chelsea took a loss to Shayna Baszler, and it looks like they have new contenders in Shayna and Zoey Stark.

10. Meta-Four (not ranked)

Pro: With Noam Dar holding the Heritage Cup with such a competitive field, he and the trophy feel important. But mainly they're here because their antics in their lounge while watching matches is so entertaining.
Con: Haven't seen much actual in-ring action lately, other than Oro Mensah taking a loss (albeit in a good match) to Ilja Dragunov in a previous week.

Tag Team Segment of the Week: A pretty nondescript week here, so Judgment Day defeating KO and Jey Uso at least wins on star power and the continuing Jey storyline.

Grade: C-

About the only development related to tag championships involved the women's tag champs continuing its losing streak. There are plenty of good teams in all divisions but many are just running in circles.

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