#AndNEW: Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. Win WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Rhea Ripley Nikki A.S.H. WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
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On this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, Natalya and Tamina defended the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. Before the match in question, Ripley and A.S.H. drew awareness to Connor’s Cure, WWE’s nonprofit organization that has raised millions of dollars toward pediatric cancer research. They would go on to dedicate their title match to those that have been affected by pediatric cancer. The challengers remained good on their word; by the end of the night, it was Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. that stood tall as the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

This WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match approached its conclusion when Natalya had Nikki A.S.H. in position for the sharpshooter. Earlier in the bout, Rhea Ripley had been knocked off the apron, resulting in A.S.H. fighting on her own for a brief moment. On the outside, Ripley executed The Riptide on Tamina on the ring apron. This distracted Natalya long enough to be rolled up by A.S.H. One pinfall later and new WWE women’s tag team titleholders were crowned.

Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. Win Tag Team Gold

With this victory, Rhea Ripley has won tag team gold in WWE for the very first time. Beforehand, she held virtually every other women’s title one could hold in the company. Specifically, she was NXT UK Women’s Champion, NXT Women’s Champion, and Raw Women’s Champion. Ripley won the latter title earlier this year at WrestleMania 37, besting then-titleholder Asuka on Night 2. She would go on to lose the title to Charlotte Flair this past July at Money in the Bank.

Meanwhile, Nikki A.S.H. is a former 2x WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion. She won the title once in 2019 and again in 2020, partnering with Alexa Bliss on both occasions. She was also this year’s Women’s Money in the Bank winner. Utilizing this opportunity, she successfully cashed in on Flair the following night on Raw. A.S.H. would only hold the Raw Women’s Championship for 33 days, eventually dropping it back to Flair last month at SummerSlam.

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