What was supposed to be. Titles are the easiest way to advance a storyline in wrestling, as they are something anyone can understand. You have a champion and a challenger, with a shiny belt on the line. A title is so valuable because it signifies them as the best around. Those histories have to start somewhere though and now a new title almost started in a rather different way.
Earlier this week, NXT introduced its own Women’s Tag Team Titles. This was quite the way to go, as the division is only so deep with very little history but we have championships anyway. We also already have some history, as the inaugural champions lost their belts about an hour after they were awarded the titles. It turns out the original plans were a bit different.
According to Wrestling Observer Live, the original plan was for the winners of the women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to be awarded the inaugural titles upon their win. However, the titles were not ready in time for some reason, meaning that the titles were awarded the following month instead. There is no word on if the winners of the tournament would have been different had the titles been ready on time.
It was a wild night. Check out the new titles and the title change:
Opinion: I’m not sure how much of a difference this would have made but the delay does make sense. Having a tournament and then crowning champions few weeks later was a little weird so at least there was something going on that caused the strange booking. NXT having its own Women’s Tag Team Champions still feels like a bit of a stretch but maybe they will wind up being ok.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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