“We Were Robbed!” – Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler React to Their Title Loss on WWE SmackDown

Published 05/16/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


WWE Universe has been celebrating the iconic victory of Natalya and Tamina ever since the duo defeated Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler to capture the Women’s Tag Team titles.

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In the match, Jax delivered a Samoan Drop to Natalya before getting pinned courtesy of a thunderous Superfly Splash from Tamina. Ahead of their loss, their new associate Reginald was also ejected from the ringside for distracting the referee.

After a long silence, Nia finally spoke out on her and Baszler’s loss on SmackDown. She accused WWE of robbing them off of their titles. However, she promised she would be back to seek revenge.

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We were ROBBED!!!!! I don’t care what anyone says, that ref was on the take! Kicking out @ReginaldWWE!” Nia fumed.Everyone needs to leave @QoSBaszler & me alone! We need time to process and plot our revenge.”

Reginald also agreed with Nia, while Shayna simply refused to comment.

Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax accuse WWE of favoritism

Apart from the referee, the former Tag Team champions also accused backstage interviewer Kayla Braxton of favoritism. Following the victory of Natalya and Tamina, Braxton promptly went inside the ring to interview them.

This obviously did not sit well with Shayna as she attacked Braxton. She accused the WWE personnel of never interviewing Jax and her. Shayna sarcastically wrote to Nia, Remember when Kayla Braxton interviewed US after winning these titles (TWICE)?!? Oh wait……#favoritism.”

The fans are now wondering what is next in store for the tag team of Baszler and Nia. One thing is certain – the former champions are not letting Natalya and Tamina go so easily.

With their “revenge plot,” the former champions will be back soon. However, they will have to join a long list of tag teams waiting for their shot at the coveted Tag Team titles.

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DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: Nia Jax arrives during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome on February 22, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Hence, it is highly likely that the team could be broken up soon. Unlike before, Nia and Shayna would have to limit themselves to Monday Night RAW.

However, it can not be denied that the heel tag team added a lot of importance to the titles. After 216 combined days as champions, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler have made the tag team division a force to be reckoned with.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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