WWE may finally be tapping into the full potential of the Women’s Tag Titles

WWE, Asuka, Kairi Sane (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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By having The Kabuki Warriors defend against Team Kick on NXT, hopefully WWE is finally realizing the full potential of the Women’s Tag Titles.

WWE is in a unique position when it comes to the Women’s Tag Team Championships.

While it’s clear that the company wants a solid brand split between Raw and SmackDown, the tag titles are still unified across both brands, not to mention NXT.

Nevertheless, despite three brands worth of time to utilize, WWE is still not featuring the titles every week on TV.

That’s just downright ridiculous when you think about it, especially considering how deep WWE’s women’s divisions are with talent.

Thankfully, WWE has at least been taking a few steps in the right direction lately. Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss undoubtedly received more consistent TV time as champions than their predecessors, The IIconics.

Then, when Bliss and Cross lost the titles, it facilitated what’s been an already brilliant heel turn for The Kabuki Warriors.

Despite that, those same problems still persist. Asuka and Kairi Sane still haven’t been allowed the time to better explain their heel turn, and similarly haven’t been given a solid feud for the championships now that potential rivalries with Nikki Cross or Becky Lynch seemingly look to be up in the air.

Those issues are hopefully on the fast track towards being solved now though.

On NXT, Team Kick took down Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke to earn a shot at the Women’s Tag Team Champions next week on the black and yellow brand.

It will be the first time that we’ve seen the tag titles defended on NXT, and represents a step in the right direction for WWE as a result.

WWE may finally be tapping into the full potential of the titles by finding time across brands to feature them. As a result, that means they’re creating more opportunities for some of their talented female superstars to shine in the spotlight, something which unfortunately seems to perpetually have to be a concern with WWE.

Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai of Team Kick are both natural faces who could have very bright futures with WWE. They’re exactly the kind of team that deserves this opportunity, and they’re far from alone.

With talented partnerships like that of Deonna Purrazzo and Chelsea Green still not even on weekly TV, not to mention underutilized main rosters stars like Dana Brooke and Sarah Logan who could easily be used in a tag team, WWE should have more than enough ways to make the Women’s Tag Team Championships compelling.

If they don’t start branching out and giving these kinds of opportunities to different teams though, then the same tired complaints about a lack of diverse matchups and feuds in the division will persist, and the titles may never reach their full potential.

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In other words, the talent is there, and the TV time should be as well for WWE to make the Women’s Tag Team Championships a success. There’s no excuse for why these titles can’t be presented on a consistent basis then, so hopefully this NXT defense represents WWE finally staring to come to that realization themselves.