The new WWE Women's Tag Team Championships haven't appeared much on WWE television, and there have been very few title matches since the belts were introduced in February.
Sasha Banks and Bayley became the inaugural champions at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view back in February, only to relinquish them several weeks later at WrestleMania 35 to The IIconics.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have successfully held onto the championships ever since, and they've barely had to put the title belts on the line. The unfortunate part is that it sounds like WWE has no clear direction with the belts, because they simply don't care about them.
A source told WWE Insider Brad Shepard that the Women's Tag Team Championships "might as well be defunct." The reason for this is because the titles are rarely "brought up in meetings."
The source continued, calling everything a mess at the moment. They said the women’s tag team titles might as well be defunct because they’re hardly ever brought up in meetings, Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan are pissed because they’ve been in a standstill...cont. https://t.co/3o5aN3C5En— Brad Shepard (@TheBradShepard) June 21, 2019
Indeed, WWE doesn't seem very keen on doing much with these titles that are only a few months old. Look no further than the Stomping Grounds pay-per-view, for example. There are nine matches on the card - including seven championship matches. The IIconics and their Tag Team Titles are not on the card, however.
And at last month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view, The IIconics were absent from the card. They haven't had one title defense match in a single pay-per-view since capturing the championships at WrestleMania 35 two and a half months ago.
WWE's questionable direction with the titles may have also cost them a top superstar. Sasha Banks has been on hiatus ever since her and Bayley lost the Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 35. It was reported that she wanted her and Bayley to have a longer reign with the title, and they were only informed at the last minute that The IIconics would win instead. Banks hasn't appeared ever since, so WWE looks bad for making a bad booking decision that upset one of their top stars - only to do very little with the championship belts anyway.
What This Means
WWE needs to start making major changes to its product, which could include featuring the Women's Tag Team Championships more. Ratings have gone down significantly this year, and the rival AEW promotion is already attracting a major audience, so it's time for WWE to step up and start giving fans and superstars the matches they want.