Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville on tonight’s episode of WWE Raw, ending a seventeen reign. This is the fourth WWE women’s tag team title change since WrestleMania 39 and the second since the WWE and NXT women’s tag team titles were unified in May by Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler. Previously, Morgan and Rodriguez defeated Rousey and Bazzler for the titles at WWE Money in the Bank.
This title victory marks the first time Greene or Deville have held championship gold in WWE. Green is a former IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Champion as well, and this win adds her name to the short list of women to have won both the IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Titles and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, joining Zelina Vega and the IIconics.
Deville and Green were interviewed backstage after their victory, with Deville claiming Rodriquez’ knee injury during the match was “fake,” while Green offered up a list of people she wanted to thank, including her fans, her mom, her dad, her cat, her sister, and Jeaneanne from the tanning salon. Deville and Green had some naysayers on Twitter following the win; however, others quickly congratulated the duo on social media, including Green’s real-life husband and former WWE star, Matt Cardona.
Deville also took to Twitter to share her excitement, including a backstage photo alongside Green where Paul “Triple H” Levesque gives them a rare double finger point.
The new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions could potentially face their first major competition at WWE SummerSlam next month. With the WWE and NXT women’s tag titles officially unified, Deville and Green now have crosshairs on their backs from both the red and yellow brands, much like WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freaking” Rollins has had to deal with.