The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship has been confirmed to begin on August 8 on Monday Night Raw.
On the May 16 episode of Raw, Sasha Banks and Naomi walked off the taping after a creative argument. At the time, the pair were also Women’s Tag Team Champions.
On the SmackDown after the walkout, Michael Cole announced that the women had been suspended, while their women’s tag team titles were now vacant. It was also confirmed that a new tournament would be held to crown new champions, but the trial later cooled.
That was until the August 5 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, when it was revealed that the tournament would begin on the next episode of Raw.
BREAKING NEWS: A tournament to crown the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will begin on Monday #WWERaw!
—WWE (@WWE) August 6, 2022
The news comes after two-time champion Bayley expressed her desire to bring the titles back and make it a big part of the show. During the interview, the former NXT star also opened up about her efforts to try to unite the women’s locker room.
“It’s going to be a long road, just putting things together and trying to show some people, or trying to get the whole dressing room on the same page,
“If we worked a little less selfishly if we kind of see the bigger picture. I feel like we’ve been in this tunnel of, we’re trying to show our bosses, ‘I’ve got what it takes. No, I have what it takes. It pits us against each other. No, let’s show them all what we can do. If we show them all that we can get along and put on a show and that we’re not going to complain about every little thing, then that will make them want to give us more because we’re easier to work with.
There’s a fine line between fighting for what you believe in and trying to make the best of every situation. I think I can help the girls I bring navigate these things to move the division forward. I want tag titles to come back and play a very important role in the series.
The Women’s Tag Team Championship was established in February 2019, with the first champions Bayley and Sasha Banks crowned inside Elimination Chamber. Sasha Banks and Nikki ASH currently hold the record for most individual reigns with three each.