New Champions Crowned on WWE NXT! William Regal Introduces NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship

Published 03/11/2021, 12:14 AM EST


WWE NXT General Manager, William Regal, promised a huge announcement for tonight; being a ‘Real Man’s Man,’ he kept his word. Mr. Regal announced the addition of the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships to the NXT roster.

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Subsequently, Regal crowned 2021 Women’s Dusty Cup Winners, Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez, as the inaugural NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions, also setting up a title match for later in the night.

Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon become NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions

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WWE Official Adam Pearce screwed Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez out of their Women’s Tag Team Championship opportunity last week. As promised, Mr. Regal delivered the huge announcement to great fanfare.

Just as Dakota and Raquel began boasting about being inaugural champs, Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon interrupted them. Blackheart and Moon then challenged Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez for the titles which William Regal made official.

The match between both teams was fairly decent. There was a smooth story being told in the ring, and it never seemed like the new Champions would lose, but they did!

In the closing moments of the match, Gonzalez had Ember Moon in a powerbomb position, but the latter tried to get out of it. Dakota Kai pushed Ember Moon and Raquel in an attempt to get Moon off of Gonzalez. The push lead to both women falling outside the ring.

While Dakota looked outside, Shotzi Blackheart quickly rolled her up and transitioned into a bridge to steal the victory and become the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. This ended Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez’s title reign in just an hour! Feel sad, right? But there’s a brighter side!

Why Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez lost the titles so quickly

While some would say it’s atrocious booking, we’d say it’s perfectly done! It was a perfect surprise for everyone as no one saw the title change coming. Plus, there’s a bigger picture for which WWE took the titles off Kai and Gonzalez that quickly.

During a backstage segment, Io Shirai came up to Raquel Gonzalez and announced that she wants her next. It seems like WWE took the titles off the duo so Raquel Gonzalez could get into a title program with Io Shirai.

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Shirai’s main roster debut has been rumored for a long-time now. Our guess is Raquel Gonzalez wins the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver, and Io Shirai moves to the main roster following WrestleMania.

What do you think? Are you happy about the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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