Unlikely Duo of Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley Become New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions on Raw

Published 09/20/2021, 11:03 PM EDT
Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H as the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions | Courtesy: Getty Images


Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley took on the WWE Women’s tag team champions Natalya and Tamina Snuka on tonight’s episode of WWE Raw. To everyone’s surprise, Nikki and Ripley won the tag team gold for themselves.

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The “accidental” duo of former enemies, Nikki and Ripley, have been fan favorites ever since WWE booked Ripley as a babyface and paired her with Nikki post-SummerSlam.

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Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley have struck gold

However, things started heating up even before the bell rang. As Mike Rome was doing the introductions, Nikki and Tamina start out trading blows.

After the bell, Natalya tags in and they hit a ‘Hart Attack’ to Nikki ASH, but Ripley quickly saved the day for her team. However, Tamina stepped in and headbutt Ripley, then eventually threw her over the top rope to the floor.

At this point in the match, Nikki is being dominated by Tamina and Natalya. Tamina then delivered a big ‘Samoan Drop’ to Nikki to lay her out.

However, Nikki countered when Tamina went to the top rope to execute the top rope Superfly Splash, but couldn’t connect because Nikki had her knees up.

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Meanwhile, Ripley is still down from the attack sustained by Tamina, Natalya tags in to attack Nikki. Surprisingly, Ripley ends up leaping off the apron to take Tamina down at ringside.

Ripley distracts Natalya by slamming Tamina into the edge of the apron with a Riptide, and Nikki took advantage and rolls Natalya for the pin to win the titles.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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