Six teams of female WWE superstars went to war inside the Elimination Chamber, but only one could become the first women's tag team champions. Rumors that WWE was set to add tag team titles for the women's division have floated around for the last few years, but their creation was finally made official via an announcement on the Christmas Eve edition of Raw. While most fans probably never imagined that said announcement would be made by Vince McMahon wearing a Santa suit, life is weird like that sometimes.
Interestingly, this won't technically be the first time that WWE has had women's tag team champions. Back in 1983, the then-WWF introduced women's tag team titles, but only five title reigns took place before the titles were abandoned in 1989. However, the new women's tag team titles won't include the brief lineage of the old titles, which is probably for the best. Tonight's Elimination Chamber match to crown the first champions was only the second women's Elimination Chamber match in WWE history, with the first being won by Alexa Bliss in 2018.
The six teams - three representing Raw and three representing SmackDown - entered into the Elimination Chamber match for the women's tag team titles included Bayley and Sasha Banks, Nia Jax and Tamina, The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan), Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Naomi and Carmella, and The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce). Banks and Bayley were considered the favorites by most, but did they pull out the victory?
The simple answer to that question is yes. Sasha Banks and Bayley did indeed fulfill a dream by becoming the first ever women's tag team champions. That said, they certainly didn't have an easy road getting there. Banks and Bayley were one of the two teams that started the match, meaning that they were forced to outlast all five other teams. Thankfully, the fan-favorite Boss 'N Hug Connection managed to win the day.
Naomi and Carmella were the first team eliminated, in a rather surprising turn of events, as both are former SmackDown women's champions. Next went The IIconics, at the hands of the last team to enter, Jax and Tamina, who also eliminated The Riott Squad. After that, the remaining opposition teams banded together to take out the dominating Samoans. Finally, Banks was able to make Deville tap out to a modified form of her Banks Statement submission move, after more than a half hour of WWE action.