The WWE Women’s Division has undergone some major changes over the past few weeks. A new championship belt was introduced and the word Diva has been dropped. It truly looks like a new era has begun for women’s wrestling in the WWE.
The women in the WWE have definitely stepped up their game in recent months. They’ve been working hard to steal the show and they’ve succeeded on many occasions. There are many people out there who feel that Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch stole the show at WrestleMania 32 and it’s hard to argue with that. But now that WrestleMania season is over Charlotte is feuding with Natalya and it doesn’t look like there’s much of a plan in place for Sasha Banks or Becky Lynch.
There are quite a few women on the main roster at the moment, but unfortunately most of them seem to be getting lost in the shuffle. They get featured on TV, but if they’re not featured in the main title feud the women usually just end up in tag team matches that don’t build feuds or storylines. So we have to ask, if they’re just going to end up in tag team matches anyway, wouldn’t it make sense to introduce tag belts to make the matches mean something?
The women can bring it in the ring, they just need more good storylines to get the fans invested and tag team belts would allow them to do that. Natalya and Charlotte are telling a great story right now with the WWE Women’s Championship feud, but Sasha Banks, Paige, Becky Lynch etc. are great storytellers as well and their talents need to be utilized. There are also many talented performers in the NXT women’s division that could be brought into the fold at any time.
The possibilities for tag teams within the WWE Women’s Division are endless and here are just a few examples of combinations that could be used.
Naomi & Tamina
Naomi and Tamina are a given. They’re already a team and they’re already a good team. There’s no reason to break them up. If it’s not broken you shouldn’t fix it and the current iteration of Team B.A.D. isn’t broken.
Sasha Banks & Bayley
Bayley is going to get called up sooner or later and if she’s not going to go straight into a WWE Women’s Championship feud, a tag team with Sasha Banks would be a good place for her. Sasha Banks and Bayley make great friends and great enemies so this is a combination that will always work well.
The good thing about a Sasha Banks/Becky Lynch partnership is that it has the potential to turn into a feud at any time. A run with the tag team titles would be great for Bayley and Sasha Banks because it would help to add to the legacy of their rivalry and friendship.
Paige & Emma
A Paige/Emma partnership in the tag team division could be interesting because they could easily work as either a face team or a heel team. The Paige/Emma rivalry is another one with a lot of history, so much like the Sasha Banks/Becky Lynch partnership there’s always a built in feud that can easily get hot again when the time is right.
Becky Lynch & Natalya
Natalya is feuding with Charlotte right now and Ric Flair has been a thorn in her side in recent weeks. Bret Hart is going to be in her corner at Payback but it’s unlikely that Bret Hart will be joining WWE on a weekly basis following the pay-per-view.
Eventually Natalya is going to need someone to watch her back and we all know that Becky Lynch has a history with Ric Flair. Becky Lynch backing Natalya up just makes sense right now and if Natalya doesn’t win the WWE Women’s Championship, a run in the tag team division would keep her busy after her feud with Charlotte ends.
Maryse & Summer Rae
Maryse and Summer Rae could easily be the heel team that everyone loves to hate. They’re both good at being heels so they’ve got that going for them and they can both get it done in the ring. In the past they’ve both proved that they can get the crowd to boo them for the right reasons so this just seems like a winning combination.
As you can see, there are quite a few talented ladies that could benefit from a women’s tag team division in the WWE. Is right now the right time? It certainly seems that way, but creating a WWE women’s tag team division is much easier said than done and if it’s not booked right it could be a huge flop. Launching a tag team division for the women is a huge risk, but it seems like it’s a risk that could bring a big reward if it’s handled right.
What do you guys think, could a women’s tag team division work in WWE? How would you book it? Sound off in the comments below.