The first-ever women’s tag team champions will face a tough challenge at Fastlane pay-per-view. They will have to defend their titles against two of the behemoths of the WWE female roster. The lineup stands Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Tamina for this matchup. WWE.com confirmed this match once WWE Raw went off the air, last night.
Here’s the announcement from WWE.com,
“As the first bearers of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, Sasha Banks & Bayley have vowed to defend their titles against anyone on Raw, SmackDown LIVE or NXT. Their first title defense will be at WWE Fastlane, and their opponents will be the dangerous Nia Jax & Tamina.
The monumental announcement came just eight days after The Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection made history by outlasting five of WWE’s best female tandems inside the Elimination Chamber to become the inaugural champions.”
The two teams have built quite a bad blood among themselves over the past several weeks. Even last night’s WWE Raw witnessed them in some back and forth actions on the show. Bayley was in action against Nia Jax in a singles contest. The Samoan lady was on the verge of picking up the win unless going for Sasha Banks who was standing by the ring. Bayley delivered a knee followed by an Elbow Drop to pick up the big win. But a bigger challenge is waiting for them at Fastlane.
The interesting thing about these women’s tag team championships is that they will be available across brands. Even prior to the crowning of the champions, we received updates that WWE Raw, Smackdown and NXT superstars can challenge for it. Even Sasha Banks and Bayley confirmed it on last week’s show.
But the chances were high that two superstars from WWE Raw will become the first contenders for women’s tag team championships. Last week, Sasha Banks and Bayley were out to celebrate their title victory from Elimination Chamber. Nia Jax and Tamina were out to interrupt their speech hinting that they are targeting the champs.
This apparently started the storyline for Fastlane over the women’s tag team championships. The strong heels do not respect the fact that Sasha Banks and Bayley are inaugural winners of the much-anticipated belts. Arranging a feud between these four seemed much likely as the champions will receive an acid test Fastlane. First-ever title defense is not going to be at all easy for them.