Kayden Carter and Katana Chance can become the “must-see” champions that will help elevate the WWE women’s tag team division.
New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions were crowned on the December 18 edition of WWE Raw. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance defeated Piper Niven and Chelsea Green to secure the titles. Many fans will initially react with an eye roll, as WWE has dropped the ball when it comes to booking the tag team division. With Carter and Chance, WWE has the opportunity to rebuild that division and get these two over as an attraction team.
Carter and Chance are the exact type of team that the women’s division should be built around. While their characters of “party girls” are not the most interesting, it is what they can do in the ring that can get people in the seats. Carter and Chance consistently show a diverse set of techniques from bell to bell. Their offense is immediately highlight-reel worthy, with WWE quickly capitalizing on the moment with social media shorts and posts. This is one thing division needs to get people watching over time.
The two ladies have also been featured in videos almost weekly on Raw. This helps mask their growing promo and live abilities while giving fans a glimpse into the newest babyfaces.
The biggest work necessary is building the division around these two women. The sad joke was that WWE continues to break up teams before they can be established as champions or threats. Looking at what’s happening in women’s wrestling across all three shows, more teams are popping up. There’s the Kabuki Warriors, along with Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre on SmackDown. WWE Raw has Shayna Baszler with Zoey Stark, Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae, and Maxxine Dupri with Ivy Nile. And don’t forget about teams on WWE NXT like Lola Vice and Elecktra Lopez. The long-requested formations of a division are coming together, better now than never.
Carter and Chance aren’t new to championship status. Their 168-day run as WWE NXT Women’s Tag Team Champs featured several quality matches. That came at the time with NXT being the only show in WWE featuring the women’s division strongly. Giving these two and their opponents 10+ minutes will go a long way in establishing this division on the main roster.
Triple H is slowly improving how the women’s division is booked on the main roster. As it takes shape, it is important to feature the tag team titles along the way. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance are a great duo to give that group a restart, and they should have a fun run as champions.