It’s been a long time since WWE has Tag Team titles for their women’s division. The WWF versions were deactivated almost 30 years ago, and seemed to only exist in the late 1980s as a reason for Jumping Bomb Angels to fight The Glamour Girls. The company lost interest in the entire division at that point, and the Angels duo of Noriyo Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki went back to Japan while the Jimmy Hart managed team of Judy Martin & Leilani Kai moved on to other American promotions.
It’s also been a long time since the first rumors about WWE bringing the belts back as past of their “Women’s Evolution” started popping up. Shortly after WrestleMania 34 the talk started. Some designs allegedly commissioned by the company floated around online, and it seemed a new quote from Stephanie McMahon or a member of the roster about the titles showed up every couple of weeks. Every time Steph returned to TV or a major announcement about the women was teased, everyone expected the Tag Team championship.
When the announcement finally came - not at the first ever all women’s pay-per-view (PPV) Evolution, but from Santa Vince in a backstage bit - the roster took to social media to express their excitement. Fitting, seeing as a feud between them was seemingly put on hold while we all waited for a prize for them to chase as a duo, the Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection of Sasha Banks & Bayley led the charge:
Those besties weren’t alone. We’re gonna link you to most of those and/or copy the text, because most quote-tweeted WWE’s video of Vince’s announcement, and how many pics of a guy in Santa suit do you need in one post? Click on the links to see what emojis we left out...
Peyton Royce: “My heart is so full ❤️ this is something @BillieKayWWE & I have been so incredibly passionate about for so many years! I am beyond excited to be the FIRST EVER @WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions!”
Natalya made it clear in a follow-up she was talking about Ronda Rousey.
Teagan Nox: “#WomensTagTeamChampions aye?!”
We know you’re excited, too. So tell us... who you got as the first women to hold WWE’s newest belts in 2019?