Predicting The Next Holder Of Every Active WWE Championship
The Bloodline dominates WWE's main roster - but for how much longer?
If you count the WWE and Universal Championships as two separate straps and the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships as a singular set, then there are thirteen active championships on offer within the sports entertainment giant.
It’s too many. Far, far too many.
Take the WWE and NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships for instance. When the former was first instated in 2019, part of the aura was that the straps could be challenged for by Raw, SmackDown, and NXT pairings, which led Bayley and Sasha Banks - coincidentally two of the pillars for NXT’s women’s division - to return to the then-black-and-gold brand to defend against...nobody. They appeared - but that was it. There wasn't really a women's double's division in the brand to challenge the Boss'n'Hug Connection.
Why, then, was there a need to create the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships in 2021? At the time, the storyline called for it, with Kai and Raquel Gonzalez screwed out of their title quest vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. It almost justified its creation - "almost" being the keyword there.
Now, neither set of the women’s double straps hold any sort of prestige, aimlessly floating around their respective rosters with seemingly no clear direction in sight.
On the subject of which...
13. NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships
Currently held by: Katana Chance and Kayden Carter.
Lifting the titles that were left vacant following the dissolution of Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez’s partnership, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter’s run with the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships has thus far proven disappointing. A fine tandem they may be, the desire to see the duo in their moment of glory simply wasn’t there by the time of their title ascension.
Predicted next champions: Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley.
Provided the Toxic Attraction duo of Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin move on from NXT in lieu of Mandy Rose’s abrupt release, there’s really no one else who could serve as Chance and Carter’s successors other than Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley.
Scan the list of tag teams who’ve challenged for the championships throughout 2022; there’s literally no one else worthy enough. Persia Pirotta was let go, so it won’t be her and Indi Hartwell. Roxanne Perez is the NXT Women’s Champion now, presumably ruling out herself and Wendy Choo. Zoey Stark battered Nikkita Lyons recently, so don’t expect them to be going after the straps. It’s hardly going to be Valentina Feroz and Yulisa Leon, is it?
The division is nonexistent, as is the requirement for such championships. It doesn’t really matter who follows in Katana Chance and Kayden Carter’s footsteps ultimately.