WWE has introduced NXT Women’s Tag Team titles — and there’s already been a title change.
The NXT Women’s Tag Team titles were introduced and awarded to Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez on tonight’s NXT episode. Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon then defeated Kai & Gonzalez later in the night to become the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.
As the winners of the inaugural women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Kai & Gonzalez got a shot at Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler’s WWE Women’s Tag Team titles on NXT last week. The finish of the match saw WWE authority figure Adam Pearce get involved and help Jax & Baszler retain their titles. After a ref bump, Pearce came out to the ring with a Raw referee. And even though Kai wasn’t the legal person, the Raw referee called for the bell when she passed out in Baszler’s Kirifuda Clutch.
On NXT tonight, NXT general manager William Regal called last week’s WWE Women’s Tag Team title match an injustice. He then unveiled the NXT Women’s Tag Team titles and presented them to Kai & Gonzalez.
Kai said that she and Gonzalez dominated the division so much that titles had to be created for them. Gonzalez vowed that they would be champions for a very long time. Blackheart & Moon, who Kai & Gonzalez defeated in the women’s Dusty Classic finals at TakeOver: Vengeance Day last month, then confronted Kai & Gonzalez to set up an NXT Women’s Tag Team title match between the teams.
Blackheart avoided a charge and sent Kai crashing into Gonzalez and Moon near the end of tonight’s NXT Women’s Tag Team title match. Blackheart & Moon then won the titles when Blackheart pinned Kai.
It was hyped that Regal would be making two “game-changing announcements” on tonight’s NXT. The other announcement was that NXT’s first-ever two-night TakeOver event will take place on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8. The first night will air live on the USA Network. The second night will be live on Peacock in the United States and live on the WWE Network everywhere else. The TakeOver special is named NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.