If you asked Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, we are quite sure they would tell you that they had a dominant reign as Women’s Tag Team Champions. Since capturing the titles at WrestleMania 35, they defeated multiple challengers, after all, including the undefeated Brooklyn Belles.
The reality of their reign was when pitted against any real competition, The IIconics would feign injury or illness in order to get out of the match. Not only did this strategy of only facing easy opponents and avoiding the rest provide some quality entertainment for those watching, but it also worked well for Billie and Peyton for some time. Sadly, they were finally forced into a legitimate title match last night on Raw.
And to make up for all of the matches they had escaped, the champs were set against not one, but three teams: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Asuka and Kairi Sane, and Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a tag team elimination match.
Unfortunately for The IIconics, they were the first to be eliminated, making new tag champs a guarantee. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville went out next and the match was down to The Kabuki Warriors vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.
Asuka and Kairi came close multiple times, but Alexa and Nikki’s disregard for the rules saw them through to championship victory in the end.
Post-match, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, proudly holding their new championships, spoke about how much it meant to them to prove wrong everyone who doubted their friendship, and therefore their abilities as a team, by becoming the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross don’t have the longest history as a tag team and Alexa’s fondness for Nikki is conditional at best, but maybe this victory was just what they needed to cement their bond and become the well-oiled machine they need to be in order to maintain their champion status.
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