New Women’s Tag Team Champions were crowned on tonight’s Royal Rumble pre-show.
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler regained the Women’s Tag Team titles by defeating Charlotte Flair & Asuka on the Royal Rumble pre-show. Charlotte was pinned by Jax after interference by Ric Flair and Lacey Evans. That interference included Evans pulling Charlotte out of the ring as she was putting Baszler in the Figure Eight. Ric then gave Evans a foreign object to use as she laid out Charlotte with the Woman’s Right while the referee was distracted by Jax
Jax then tagged in, gave Charlotte a leg drop, and pinned her to get the win. Asuka had been thrown over the announce table by Baszler leading into the finish. Asuka checked on Charlotte after the match.
This is Jax & Baszler’s second reign as Women’s Tag Team Champions. They had lost the titles to Charlotte & Asuka at December’s TLC pay-per-view.
Charlotte, Jax, Baszler, and Evans will all be entrants in tonight’s women’s Royal Rumble match.
Asuka currently holds the Raw Women’s Championship. She isn’t defending that title tonight.