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Are there enough teams for a WWE Women’s tag championship?

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Rumors are buzzing about Stephanie McMahon’s historic announcement on Raw tonight (July 23). Several of them point to part of the news being a women’s tag team division and championship. That’s brought questions about the depth of the roster back to the fore, as fans wonder how a women’s tag scene would be booked.

It seems pretty clear the division would have to function across shows (reports indicate it would at least span Raw and SmackDown, or possibly even include NXT). This would be a bit of a blow to the brand split, and present some creative challenges. To my thinking, it could work - it’s not like they have to present on and defended at every episode, event or house show. The United Kingdom and Universal Titles have proven that. Heck, Braun Strowman doesn’t even mention his Greatest Royal Rumble Championship (kidding about this one... kinda).

WWE’s Women’s Tag Team belts would be a kind of special attraction. Defenses a big deal. Maybe they could be saved for quarterly, women’s only pay-per-views (PPVs)? There are pros and cons to every approach, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth attempting.

Because, if we look at who would make up a possible pairs scene just using the existing red and blue brand rosters (h/t TonyM4C for starting us off), there’s a solid core:

The Riott Squad
Alexa Bliss and Mickie James
Natalya and Nia Jax
Sasha Banks and Bayley
Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke

The IIconics
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose
Naomi and Lana
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair

Admittedly, it’s thin. But it’s not as if the men’s tag roster is notably larger (a quick scan of WWE.com’s roster page got me to 16 from Raw and SmackDown, meaning each show has about a many teams as the women would with the show’s line-ups combined). And if we include NXT and currently absent/idle wrestlers, either as call-ups or by throwing the black-and-yellow brand into the mix on a regular basis:

The Bellas
Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler
Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir (mix and match with above)
Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai
Asuka and Io Shirai (Google “Triple Tails”)

Plus, any number of wrestlers without a current partner, but who are just a storyline away from getting one.

Looks to me like it could work.

Tell me why I’m wrong.

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