Going into Monday night’s “historic” announcement from Stephanie McMahon on Raw, there was speculation among fans that she would announce the introduction of a tag team championship for the Women’s division.
In an interview with Sky Sports about her announcement, Stephanie said you won’t see a tag team championship for WWE’s female competitors introduced in time for WWE Evolution, the first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view set for October 28.
“Not quite yet but that’s absolutely something we’ve heard loud and clear from our fan base and it’s something we’re keen on implementing as soon as we are able to,” McMahon said.
Behind-the-scenes, WWE officials plan to introduce a women’s tag team championship down the line, but just aren’t in a rush to do so. The feeling is they can introduce the championship “later” since fan interest will keep building anyway. While Evolution is still three months away, WWE doesn’t want to have a deadline on when to introduce the titles.
When women’s tag team champions are ultimately crowned, the plan is for the titles to be defended on both Raw and SmackDown LIVE.
Elsewhere in the interview, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer also wouldn’t rule out wrestling at Evolution but noted the focus needs to be on the athletes who perform day-in and day-out.
“That’s yet to be determined, we want to make sure our Superstars really get the spotlight they deserve but if it makes sense then absolutely,” McMahon said. “But that’s yet to be determined.”
As soon as Wrestlemania 34 ended, rumors began circulating about Ronda Rousey and the women headlining Wrestlemania 35. While Stephanie isn’t in a position to comment on that, she told Sky Sports she hopes the day that happens isn’t too far off.
“God I hope not far! We’re certainly making strides and changes are happening every single day,” McMahon said. “They can’t happen fast enough for me — but we’ve definitely seen positive momentum and moves towards that.”