Bayley and Sasha Banks have fought off five other teams to become WWE's first ever Women's Tag Team Champions.
Every time you think the women of WWE have conquered every mountain there is to conquer, they take another giant leap forward. That happened once again on Sunday night at Elimination Chamber. 12 Superstars stepped inside of WWE's most unforgiving structure. However, only two of them could leave as WWE's first ever Women's Tag Team Champions.
Sasha Banks & Bayley and Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville had the unenviable task of having to start the match. They were joined by the Riott Squad, then The Iiconics, Naomi & Carmella after that, and finally Nia Jax & Tamina. That last team was the odds on favorite going into the match, something that was magnified by their lucky draw. Plus, before the two of them had even left their pod, Naomi & Carmella had already been eliminated.
With four other teams left when Jax and Tamina joined the match, the pair quickly went to work. The two of them pinned both of The Iiconics at the same time to send them packing, and then Tamina splashed and pinned both members of The Riott Squad at the same time to eliminate them. However, the favorites were then served up a shock. After Jax went crashing through a pod, all four of their remaining rivals held Tamina down for a three count.
That meant the two teams to start the match were the ones to finish it. The win did not come easy, though. All four women put their bodies on the line for the chance to make history. Eventually, a beaten down Banks managed to lock in the Bank Statement on Deville and the former MMA fighter reluctantly tapped out. After the match, a clearly emotional Boss 'N' Hug Connection were awarded the brand new titles and addressed the WWE Universe.
So the women's division finally has its Tag Team Titles and more importantly, it's Tag Team Champions. Now comes the matter of who Banks and Bayley's first defense will be against. There's still more than a month and a half until WrestleMania 35, but we can't think of anything bigger than the new champs putting the gold on the line against a returning Lita and Trish Stratus.