NXT Women's Tag Team Championship

The NXT Women's Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling women's tag team championship created and promoted by the American promotion WWE. It is defended on the NXT brand division, the promotion's developmental territory. The current champions are Kayden Carter and Katana Chance, who are in their first reign, which is the longest reign for the title.

NXT Women's Tag Team Championship
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The NXT Women's Tag Team Championship belt with default side plates
Details
PromotionWWE
BrandNXT
Date establishedMarch 10, 2021
Current champion(s)Kayden Carter and Katana Chance
Date wonAugust 2, 2022
Statistics
First champion(s)Dakota Kai and Raquel González
Most reignsAs Tag Team (2 reigns):

As Individual (2 reigns):

Longest reignKayden Carter and Katana Chance
(1st reign, 181+ days)
Shortest reignDakota Kai and Raquel González
(1st reign, 56 minutes)
Oldest championCandice LeRae
(35 years, 280 days)
Youngest championRoxanne Perez
(20 years, 242 days)
Heaviest championDakota Kai and Raquel González
(297 lbs combined)
Lightest championKayden Carter and Katana Chance
(210 lbs combined)

The championship was established on the March 10, 2021 episode of NXT. The team of Dakota Kai and Raquel González were crowned the inaugural champions due to winning the first-ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, after the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match they had originally received for their win ended in controversy. At the time the title was introduced, NXT was regarded as WWE's "third brand". In September 2021, however, NXT reverted to its original function as WWE's developmental territory.

HistoryEdit

In December 2018, the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship was established as the sole women's tag team championship for WWE, shared across the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brands.[1] On the March 3, 2021 episode of NXT, Dakota Kai and Raquel González, who had earned a title opportunity for winning the first-ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, faced WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (whose home brand was Raw). After the referee had been knocked out during the match, WWE official Adam Pearce, who officiates for Raw and SmackDown, sent down a second referee to declare Kai had submitted to Baszler, although Kai was not the legal woman. This led to a backstage argument between Pearce and NXT General Manager William Regal.[2]

The following week on the March 10 episode, as to no longer deal with Raw and SmackDown's politics, Regal introduced the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship and awarded the titles to Kai and González due to winning the Dusty Classic; the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship subsequently became no longer available to NXT. Their reign would not last long, as that same night they defended the titles against the runner ups of the tournament, Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart, who defeated Kai and González to win the championship.[3][4]

Belt designEdit

The belt design of the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship is nearly identical to the men's NXT Tag Team Championship, with a few exceptions. The straps are smaller for the women and they are white instead of black. Above the vertical NXT logo on the center plate says "Women's Tag Team" instead of just "Tag Team". For the customizable side plates, the default side plates have the vertical NXT logo instead of the WWE logo. The WWE logo is also missing from the very center of the NXT logo on the center plate.[3][4]

ReignsEdit

As of January 30, 2023, there have been 10 reigns between seven teams composed of 14 individual champions. The inaugural championship team was Dakota Kai and Raquel González. The team of Kayden Carter and Katana Chance have the longest reign at 181+ days for their ongoing reign, while Kai and González's first reign is the shortest at 56 minutes (being named as first champions, then losing the title later the same night). Candice LeRae is the oldest champion at 35 years old, while Roxanne Perez is the youngest, winning the title at 20.

The current and longest-reigning champions are Kayden Carter and Katana Chance, who are in their first reign, both as a team and individually. They won the titles by defeating the teams of Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley, Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne), and Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz in a fatal four-way tag team elimination match on the August 2, 2022 episode of NXT 2.0.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days recog. Number of days held recognized by the promotion
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 Dakota Kai and Raquel González March 10, 2021 NXT Orlando, FL 1 <1 <1 NXT General Manager William Regal awarded the titles to the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winners Kai and González after a screwjob finish to their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler the week prior. [3]
2 Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart March 10, 2021 NXT Orlando, FL 1 55 55 [3]
3 The Way
(Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell)
May 4, 2021 NXT Orlando, FL 1 63 62 This was a Street Fight match. [5]
4 Io Shirai and Zoey Stark July 6, 2021 NXT:
The Great American Bash
Orlando, FL 1 112 111 [6]
5 Toxic Attraction
(Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne)
October 26, 2021 NXT 2.0:
Halloween Havoc
Orlando, FL 1 158 157 This was a Triple Threat Tag Team Scareway to Hell Ladder match also involving the team of Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta. [7]
6 Dakota Kai and Raquel González April 2, 2022 Stand & Deliver
Kickoff
Dallas, TX 2 3 3 [8]
7 Toxic Attraction
(Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne)
April 5, 2022 NXT 2.0 Orlando, FL 2 91 90 [9]
8 Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez July 5, 2022 NXT 2.0:
The Great American Bash
Orlando, FL 1 14 14 [10]
8 Roxanne Perez July 19, 2022 NXT 2.0 Orlando, FL - 7 7 On the July 12, 2022 episode of NXT 2.0, Cora Jade turned on Perez. The following week, Jade threw her championship belt in a trashcan, vacating her half of the championship. [11]
Vacated July 26, 2022 NXT 2.0 Orlando, FL Roxanne Perez vacated the other half of the championship due to not having a tag team partner. [12]
9 Kayden Carter and Katana Chance August 2, 2022 NXT 2.0 Orlando, FL 1 181+ 181+ Defeated the teams of Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley, Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne), and Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz in a fatal four-way tag team elimination match to win the titles. [13]

Combined reignsEdit

As of January 30, 2023.

By teamEdit

Indicates the current champions
Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
rec. by WWE
1 Toxic Attraction
(Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne)
2 249
2 Katana Chance and Kayden Carter 1 181+
3 Io Shirai and Zoey Stark 1 112
4 The Way
(Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell)
1 63
5 Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart 1 55
6 Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez 1 14
7 Dakota Kai and Raquel González 2 3

By wrestlerEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
rec. by WWE
1 Gigi Dolin 2 249
Jacy Jayne
3 Katana Chance 1 181+
Kayden Carter
5 Io Shirai 1 112
Zoey Stark
7 Candice LeRae 1 63
Indi Hartwell
9 Ember Moon 1 55
Shotzi Blackheart
11 Roxanne Perez 1 21
12 Cora Jade 1 14
13 Dakota Kai 2 3
Raquel González

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benigno, Anthony (February 18, 2019). "WWE Women's Tag Team Championships to be defended across Raw, SmackDown LIVE and NXT". WWE.com. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Moore, John (March 3, 2021). "3/3 NXT TV results: Moore's review of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez for the WWE Women's Tag Titles, NXT Tag Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher in a non-title match, LA Knight appears, The Way go to therapy". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Moore, John (March 10, 2021). "3/10 NXT TV results: Moore's review of Finn Balor vs. Adam Cole for the NXT Championship, Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm for the NXT Women's Championship, William Regal's big announcements, Xia Li vs. Kayden Carter". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Lambert, Jeremy (March 10, 2021). "NXT Women's Tag Team Titles Made Official; New Champions Crowned". Fightful. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  5. ^ Moore, John (May 4, 2021). "5/4 NXT TV results: Moore's review of Finn Balor's return, Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart vs. Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae for the NXT Women's Tag Titles, Isaiah Scott vs. Leon Ruff in a Falls Count Anywhere match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Moore, John (July 6, 2021). "7/6 NXT TV results: Moore's review of the Great American Bash edition with Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly, MSK vs. Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher for the NXT Tag Titles, Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell vs. Io Shirai and Zoey Stark for the NXT Women's Tag Titles, LA Knight vs. Cameron Grimes for the Million Dollar Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Moore, John (October 26, 2021). "10/26 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Halloween Havoc with Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bron Breakker for the NXT Title, plus Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal stipulations for Raquel Gonzalez vs. Mandy Rose for the NXT Women's Title, and MSK vs. Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel for the NXT Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Moore, John (April 2, 2022). "NXT Stand & Deliver results: Moore's live review of Dolph Ziggler vs. Bron Breakker for the NXT Title, Mandy Rose vs. Cora Jade vs. Io Shirai vs. Kay Lee Ray for the NXT Women's Title, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel vs. MSK vs. The Creed Brothers for the NXT Tag Titles, the NXT North American Title ladder match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  9. ^ Moore, John (April 5, 2022). "4/5 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of the Stand & Deliver fallout edition with Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez vs. Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin for the NXT Women's Tag Titles, Nikkita Lyons vs. Lash Legend". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  10. ^ Moore, John (July 5, 2022). "7/5 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Bron Breakker vs. Cameron Grimes for the NXT Title, Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne vs. Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade for the NXT Women's Tag Titles, Carmelo Hayes vs. Grayson Waller for the NXT NA Title, The Creeds vs. Roderick Strong and Damon Kemp for the NXT Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  11. ^ Moore, John (July 19, 2022). "7/19 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of a 20-woman battle royal for a shot at the NXT Women's Title, JD McDonagh vs. Cameron Grimes, Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs vs. Pretty Deadly for the NXT UK Tag Titles, Roderick Strong vs. Damon Kemp, Axiom debuts, The Schism reveals their identities". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  12. ^ Moore, John (July 26, 2022). "7/26 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Roderick Strong, Julius Creed, Brutus Creed, and Damon Kemp vs. Tony D'Angelo, Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo, Raul Mendoza, and Joaquin Wilde, Apollo Crews vs. Xyon Quinn, Grayson Waller vs. Wes Lee, Giovanni Vinci vs. Bodhi Hayward". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  13. ^ Moore, John (August 2, 2022). "8/2 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin vs. Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley vs. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance vs. Yulisa Leon and Valentina Perez in a four-way elimination match for the vacant NXT Women's Tag Team Titles, The Creeds vs. Tony D'Angelo and Stacks for the NXT Tag Titles, Solo Sikoa vs. Von Wagner in a Falls Count Anywhere match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 3, 2022.

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