WWE Creating Women's Tag Team Titles, Says Vince McMahon in Santa Suit

WWE boss Vince McMahon - clad in Santa Claus suit - announces the creation of Women's Tag Team Titles, coming to the company sometime in 2019. Vince McMahon's onscreen "Mr. McMahon" character can be called many things: evil, vindictive, sadistic, cruel, and those are just his better qualities. It's rare that WWE's overlord is a friend to the fans, but he has his moments, such as when he fires other dastardly authority figures that forget just who the top dog in WWE is, or decides to reign in his children Shane and Stephanie when they get too drunk with power.

Character aside, Vince McMahon will of course always be greeted with massive respect from WWE's audience, mostly out of sheer gratitude. After all, for better or worse, McMahon has final say over WWE creative, and as much ridicule as he deservedly gets sometimes for some of WWE's worst storylines, it's only fair that he also be applauded for all the amazingly entertaining things WWE has given the world of pop culture over the years. Without WWE, there would be no Hulk Hogan, no "Macho Man" Randy Savage, no "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and no Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. McMahon certainly deserves at least partial credit for the success of those performers.

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In the latest rare instance of Mr. McMahon giving the fans a treat, "Mr. McMahon-ta Claus" appeared in a short segment on tonight's episode of WWE Raw, and proceeded to announce that WWE will introduce Women's Tag Team Titles. The new titles will debut in 2019, although it's unclear exactly when. Also unexplained is whether Raw and SmackDown will get their own sets of women's tag titles, although one assumes that'll be the case, based on the two brands' currently parallel title structure.

While Santa McMahon didn't announce the process for how the first Women's Tag Team Champions will be determined, WWE generally falls back on the tried and true tournament setup for determining such things. Presuming Raw and SmackDown get their own women's tag champions, a tournament would need to be filled out by basically every woman on the current roster, plus possibly some call-ups from NXT. Raw only has 14 women listed on its current roster, while SmackDown has even less at 10.

The most obvious candidates on Raw to become WWE's first Women's Tag Team Champions are Sasha Banks and Bayley, as both are former singles champions and incredibly popular with the crowd. Another good pick would be two members of The Riott Squad, preferably Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan, so leader Ruby Riott could pursue Ronda Rousey's Raw Women's Title. On the SmackDown side, two existing heel teams already exist, those being Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, as well as The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce). Either way, WWE's women's divisions are arguably at their all-time peaks when it comes to fan interest, so this new title announcement is coming at the perfect time.

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Source: WWE

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