Five potential opponents for Asuka and Charlotte Flair after WWE TLC 2020

Asuka and Charlotte Flair are the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions
Asuka and Charlotte Flair are the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions

At this year's WWE TLC, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler put the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship on the line against Asuka, and originally Lana. However, in a vicious post-match attack on RAW, Lana was left injured by Jax and Baszler and unable to compete.

Due to this, Asuka enlisted the help of a mystery tag team partner, which turned out to be none other than former WWE RAW Women's Champion, Charlotte Flair. The powerful pair went on to defeat the champions for the belts, becoming the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.

This win has established Charlotte Flair as the next grand slam champion in WWE's women's division, as she has previously won the NXT Women's Championship, the RAW Women's Championship, the SmackDown Women's Championship, and the now-retired Divas Championship.

As well as this, Asuka made a new record when she won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships for the second time, making her the first woman in the current women's tag division to win the title with two different partners.

Asuka and Charlotte Flair are two of WWE's top talents, and here are five potential new opponents for the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.

#5 Rhea Ripley and Shotzi Blackheart

Former NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley is one of the biggest stars of The Black and Gold Brand, and over 2020, Shotzi Blackheart has become a firm fan favorite.

On multiple occasions in NXT, the pair have teamed up to defeat different teams including Mercedes Martinez and Aliyah, and have also teamed up for 2020's edition of NXT WarGames. Each time Ripley and Blackheart have joined forces on NXT, they have been met with a great fan reception. The duo has shown that they have chemistry together, and have also delivered great promos, especially in their feud against The Robert Stone Brand.

The bad blood between Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair following last year's rivalry over the NXT Women's Championship is also the fuel that could trigger a rivalry between Ripley and Flair once again.

As well as this, it would be great to see Ripley compete for a new title in WWE with Shotzi Blackheart at her side, who is still yet to win a belt in the company.

#4 Kacy Cantanzaro and Kayden Carter

Kacy Cantanzaro and Kayden Carter have been working together as a tag team on WWE NXT through most of 2020. The pair have already shown that they work great together on NXT, and feel very much like they are here to stay as a duo.

The duo are both highly unique in-ring performers, with Cantanzaro noted for her diminutive height and athletic ability from her pre-WWE career as a successful gymnast. She is also known as the first woman to complete the qualifying course on Ninja Warrior, and also to defeat the competitions warped wall.

Carter has made a name for herself pre-WWE as a star of the independent scene and has stood out in NXT for her unique look and her combination of styles in the ring.

The pair have shown a great level of chemistry in the ring so far, and feel like a well-established and coherent tag team. Elevating Cantanzaro and Carter to the title picture in the WWE women's tag division feels like a great next step for the pair, and would be a great way to set them up as two of the next big stars in WWE.

#3 Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce

Like a number of teams in the women's division of WWE, Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce are a fairly new pairing for 2020. Peyton Royce was set to be a singles star following the split of The IIconics shortly after their return in May of this year, but the former WWE Women's Tag Team Champion was thrown together with Lacey Evans.

The pair have been portraying somewhat of an odd-couple type relationship, with Lacey Evans forcing a friendship on the reluctant Peyton Royce. In November, the pair were announced as replacements for Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke on Team RAW at Survivor Series, after they were both viciously attacked, leaving them out of action for the pay-per-view.

The fan reaction to Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce as a team had quite a mixed reception initially from fans, especially following the break up of The IIconics. However, the pair are both strong in-ring competitors that have shown vast improvements in 2020. Both Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce have a charasmatic presence on WWE TV, and would have good potential in the title scene.

#2 Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are one of the most recently established tag teams in WWE's women's division. The pair were brought together shortly after Mandy Rose was moved to RAW during the rivalry between The Miz and her romantic partner Otis.

So far, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke seem well suited as a tag team in WWE. The duo has a similar look - both being blonde and muscular, and seem to gel well as a tag team. So far they have displayed great chemistry in the ring and during promos, and have impressed on RAW, especially when they teamed up with current WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Asuka.

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke have been a part of some fairly big storylines on WWE RAW since they partnered up. They were announced for the women's RAW team at Survivor Series until they were both attacked by Nia Jax. In the build-up to Survivor Series, they displayed their sympathic side when they were initially two of the only WWE Superstars to jump to the defence of Lana in the face of bullying.

Fans seem to be enjoying the current pairing of Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke, and it would be great to see them involved in a feud for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships in the near future.

#1 The Riott Squad

Having their own runs individually as singles stars, Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott reunited on The K.O Show in August to take on The IIconics. Since reuniting, the pair have successfully defeated The IIconics in a feud that left the Australian duo forced to disband per stipulation, and The Riott Squad seemed stronger than ever.

Since their reunion, The Riott Squad feels much more like a bonafide tag team in the WWE women's tag team division; A division that has seen many splits and changes through 2020. After coming back together to defeat The IIconics, Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan have altered their looks to combine their unique styles, now often wearing matching gear.

The duo has scored a number of wins over multiple duos on RAW and SmackDown, including Billie Kay and Tamina.

The Riott Squad are one of the few firmly established tag teams in WWE's women's division currently, and have been a favorite of fans since they reunited in the late summer. It feels like their time with the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship is imminent, and it will be great to see them elevated to the top of the division.

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