UPDATE: There has been a huge development on this situation announced by WWE – read more at this link.
An update has been provided on plans for Ronda Rousey as she and Shayna Baszler set their sights on the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles.
With recent reports that Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez were set to face Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville on the May 15 episode of WWE Raw, only to have that match postponed due to an unspecified injury to Morgan, it looks like Rousey and Baszler may have to wait a while before becoming tag team champions.
According to the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), the “women’s tag titles have been cursed since Rousey & Baszler were supposed to win them at Mania”.
That scrapped moment would have apparently been a “step one” for the Ronda Rousey tag team champion storyline.
Due to injuries suffered by Rousey, the planned title change at Mania couldn’t happen, and she and Baszler were instead in the four-way tag match where Rousey didn’t actually have to do anything so as not to worsen the injury.
Meltzer also notes that the timing of the story has become an issue for WWE as Rousey had, before WrestleMania, planned to take a break from the company.
Rousey’s seemingly recovered as she returned on Raw this past Monday, but with Morgan now currently out with an injury, aside from vacating the championship, WWE would have to come up with a way to speed up the storyline to fit in with Rousey’s contract and schedule to get it done before she takes the time off.
Meltzer noted that the original plan was to “establish the team (of Rousey & Baszler) as champions for a while and then do the actual storyline that this was to build to.”
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
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