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The NXT Women's Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling women's tag team championship created and promoted by the American promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), defended on their NXT brand division. It is one of two women's tag team championships in the promotion, along with the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship of Raw and SmackDown.

The championship was established on the March 10, 2021 episode of NXT. Its creation came as a result of a controversial finish of a WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match the week prior. Dakota Kai and Raquel González, who lost their championship match due to the controversial finish, were named the inaugural NXT Women's Tag Team Champions for winning the first-ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

History

In December 2018, the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship was established as the sole women's tag team championship for WWE, and was available to the promotion's three main brands, Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. On the March 3, 2021 episode of NXT, Dakota Kai and Raquel González, who had earned a title opportunity for winning the first-ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, faced WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (whose home brand is Raw). After the referee had been knocked out during the match, WWE official Adam Pearce, who officiates for Raw and SmackDown, sent down a second referee to declare Kai had submitted to Baszler, although Kai was not the legal woman. This led to a backstage argument between Pearce and NXT General Manager William Regal.

The following week on the March 10 episode, Regal introduced the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship as to not have to deal with Raw and SmackDown any longer. Kai and González were named as the inaugural champions due to winning the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Their reign would not last long, however, as that same night, they were scheduled to defend the titles against the runner ups of the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart, who defeated Kai and González to win the championship.

Belt design

The belt design of the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship is nearly identical to the men's NXT Tag Team Championship, with a few exceptions. The straps are smaller for the women and they are white instead of black. Above the vertical NXT logo on the center plate says "Women's Tag Team" instead of just "Tag Team." For the customizable side plates, the default side plates have the vertical NXT logo instead of the WWE logo, which makes it only one of two NXT championships to have the NXT logo instead of the WWE logo for the default side plates, the other being the NXT North American Championship. The WWE logo is also missing from the very center of the NXT logo on the center plate.

Belt gallery

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Current WWE Championships
RAW Smackdown NXT NXT UK 205 Live
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United States Intercontinental NXT North American Heritage Cup Championship
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Raw Women's SmackDown Women's NXT Women's NXT UK Women's
Women's Tag Team NXT Women's Tag Team
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