The Elimination Chamber saw the dawning of a new title in WWE as Sasha Banks and Bayley bested five other teams to be crowned the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
This new addition to WWE’s trophy cabinet makes it 10 active titles across main roster programming, while there are another seven on the NXT brands either side of the Atlantic as the company invests in gold to build its worldwide empire.
At the two WrestleManias post-brand split, since when WWE’s title scene has become overcrowded, 17 of the 27 matches have been for championship gold, with only one title being omitted from the show entirely - the SmackDown Live tag belts at WrestleMania 33.
It is getting harder and harder for non-title matches to get on the card at ‘The Showcase of The Immortals’. At last year’s WrestleMania 34, there were only five of them, and two of those were battle royals. With Fastlane the only significant checkpoint left on the road to WrestleMania 35, those superstars who are currently title-less may be starting to sweat.
However, there are plenty of options for WWE to explore when it comes to non-title matches for the April 7 event, and some of these could be gold standard - even without the actual gold.
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