It’s always good to see a pioneer like Paige back on TV. Now it looks like she has found a new role over on Smackdown being the manager of women’s tag team. She brought some freshness to the women’s tag division forming a new team comprising of a Smackdown superstar and a new import from the NXT division. None other than Kairi Sane turned out to be the new inductee on the blue brand alongside Asuka.
As promised last week, Paige came out on Smackdown to disclose the mystery surrounding the new debuts. She introduced the new team of Asuka and Kairi Sane at a time when the women’s champion Becky Lynch was also standing in the ring. Apart from her, the women’s tag team champions, The IIconics were also present inside the ring alongside new Smackdown imports, Bayley and Ember Moon.
Later, Asuka and Kairi Sane featured in an eight-woman tag team match teaming up with Bayley and Moon. The IIconics, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville were their opponents on Smackdown. The match witnessed dominance by Asuka who controlled most part of the match and made way for Sane to drop an elbow o Peyton Royce. This earned her a win over the women’s tag champs. Paige would be proud of her team who now have earned a title opportunity for women’s tag team titles.
Paige hyped up the night two of Superstar Shakeup edition of 2019 by appearing on last week’s Smackdown Live. It marked her return on weekly programming of the WWE that made global fans really happy. It’s really good to have an empowered woman like her on TV. But that was not the only good news as the former Divas Champion hinted to stick around Smackdown programming with another blockbuster news. She hinted to bring a new tag team on Smackdown Live.
Rumors started running rampant who could be these new team under her wings. This could have been from the past, too considering that the champions are willing to defend the titles against anyone. However, chances were always very high with the NXT Superstars Io Shirai and Kairi Sane making their debut on the main roster. That’s exactly what happened in Superstar Shakeup when the creative team called them up.