Vince McMahon announced the Women’s Tag Team Championships on the Christmas Eve episode of Monday Night RAW – the same titles that were supposed to arrive in August.
As reported by Belt Fan Dan, the Women’s Tag Team Championships were to debut around SummerSlam with Bayley and Sasha Banks being crowned the inaugural champs.
“The old female Penny Style tags were delivered early Summer like I reported. WWE did not like the final product nor the reaction to the leak.”
“Original plan was the Bayley/Sasha feud was to lead to them winning the women’s tags around SummerSlam. Then plans changed and reworked with Evolution in mind, then scrapped.”
“New designed belts were ordered and as seen, Wildcat did them as well. I was not told when to expect them, but Sasha/Bayley are still supposed to be heavily involved.”
“This is not the first time WWE has had new belts made only to scrap them. Several years ago, they had a new ECW belt made with a diamond plate texture main plate and chain link side plates with removable nameplates. This belt was never used because apparently CM Punk did not like it. It resides today in the best chest at the WWE warehouse.”
It remains to be seen how long it will take for the belts to finally debut on WWE TV.
Banks and Bayley earlier hinted that they would love to face Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita at WrestleMania – a clear sign that the new titles are likely to debut on or before April 7, 2019.
WrestleMania 35 seems to be the ideal stage to debut the Women’s Tag Team Championships. A tag team tournament to crown the first-ever Women’s Tag Team Champions at the Metlife Stadium sounds like a good idea.