At Clash of Champions on September 27th, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler will defend the Women’s Tag Team Championships against the Riott Squad duo of Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan.
Jax and Baszler won the belts from Sasha Banks and Bayley at Payback in August and then successfully defended them against the same pair in a rematch the following week on Smackdown.
The Riott Squad earned the right to challenge for the titles by defeating The IIconics on Raw the same week which, as per the stipulations of the match, also forced Peyton Royce and Billie Kaye to disband as The IIconics and go into singles competition.
Ruby Riott also announced the match on Twitter with a retweet from WWE:
The official statement on WWE.com read as follows:
“The gold rush at WWE Clash of Champions will include the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, as Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler put their titles on the line against The Riott Squad.
Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan risked their partnership to earn the championship opportunity, defeating The IIconics in a match where winners earned a crack at the champions, and the losing team had to split up. The Riott Squad pulled off the win, setting the stage for their showdown with the champions.
Jax & Baszler’s seeming inability to get on the same page may be The Riott Squad’s key to victory at Clash of Champions. The titleholders’ bickering already cost Baszler a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Riott & Morgan. Will they be able to get it together when the titles are on the line?
Find out at WWE Clash of Champions on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!”