Get the polish ready. There are a lot of titles in WWE and some of them have quite the history. That history has to start somewhere though and that happens when a new title is brought into the fold. You do not see this very often but it feels important when it does. That was the case gain this week, but things changed in what was probably a record short time.

The Women’s Tag Team Titles were introduced to WWE a little over two years ago and feature the unique characteristic of being defended across all three main brands. A team from NXT has yet to win the titles but a few teams have come close. One of them did so earlier this month but a referee’s error cost them the match. That did not sit well with NXT so they have their own solution.

This week on NXT, General Manager William Regal introduced the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles. As a result of winning the inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez were named as the first ever champions. Later in the night, Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart challenged them for the titles and won, becoming the second champions.

This was a whirlwind. Check out what happened and how Kai and Gonzalez won the tournament in the first place:

Shirai double stomps Martinez in brutal fashion: NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day (WWE Network Exclusive)

Kai & González are the first-ever NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions: WWE NXT, March 10, 2021

Kai & González vs. Blackheart & Moon – NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: WWE NXT, March 10, 2021

Moon & Blackheart reflect on emotional victory: WWE Network Exclusive, March 10, 2021

Opinion: I’m still not sure how necessary these titles are when there are already women’s Tag Team Titles coming to NXT every so often. It makes a bit more sense for NXT, but it isn’t like they have a history of women’s tag team wrestling. Maybe the titles wind up working well in the end, though it’s a rather strange setup given that five of the eight teams in the tournament were teaming together for the first time ever.

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