Sasha Banks has revealed that she and Bayley had to pester WWE chairman Vince McMahon to get him to agree on the idea of women's tag titles.
The pair became the first females to be branded tag team champs, having won the belts at Elimination Chamber back in January. And they will be defending their silverware in a fatal four-way at WrestleMania soon.
Of course, there's no doubt that having women's tag titles is a step in the right direction for the company. Yet McMahon had to be convinced and finally gave in after constantly being approached by Banks and Bayley.
The former spoke to British media house Sky Sports recently and divulged as much.
“It felt like the whole of last year we were asking, like we would be knocking on the door of Vince’s office every week," she said. "Me and Bayley would go up to him and some weeks he’d say no and some weeks he’d say yes and then bam, it’s here. So that just proves that you should never give up on your dreams.
"If you’re annoying enough you can make things happen and that’s probably what happened, he just got annoyed with us. I hope he understands how important this is to us and we’re going to make it really special. That’s just Vince every week - you never know how he’s going to be. You just have to keep on trying.”
Banks and Bayley saw their annoying the boss pay off in a huge way as they became champions at Elimination Chamber. But had unforeseen circumstances made it so that they could not become champions - injury or the like - Banks had a team in mind.
"For me I would've said The IIconics, although they're still quite brand new. They're amazing though, they're really incredible," she declared.
"And they've had the dream to be WWE tag-team champions since they were kids too.
"They seem like a real team too and if it wasn't us then I'd like to have seen them have it. Hopefully we can have some good matches with them."
What This Means
This really should have been done a long time ago but we're all glad it's a thing now. Women are about to headline WrestleMania for the first time too, so progress is being had on several fronts where female wrestlers in the WWE are concerned.
As much as McMahon may have been annoyed, it must have been even worse for Banks and Bayley having to beg him to do something that the need for was so glaringly obvious. Good job anyhow, ladies.