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Women's Tag Team titles to be defended at WWE Payback


One week after SummerSlam, WWE's Women's Tag Team titles will be on the line at Payback.

It was officially confirmed on SmackDown tonight that Payback is taking place on Sunday, August 30. Sasha Banks & Bayley will defend their Women's Tag Team titles at the pay-per-view, though their challengers have yet to be revealed: 

Listen up when The Boss is talking.

On Friday Night SmackDown, Sasha Banks revealed that The Golden Role Models will defend their Women’s Tag Team Championships at WWE Payback. Banks & Bayley’s challengers are currently unknown, but it was apparent that the champions are not backing down from any competition.

WWE Payback will stream live on WWE Network on Sunday, Aug. 30, one week after SummerSlam. Both The Boss and Bayley will defend their respective singles titles against Asuka in separate matches at SummerSlam following The Empress of Tomorrow’s big wins this past week.

Who will step up to The Golden Role Models at WWE Payback? And will the duo be bringing all their championship gold to the occasion after SummerSlam?

Catch WWE Payback on the award-winning WWE Network, streaming on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

On this week's Raw, Asuka defeated Bayley in a match where the stipulation was that Asuka would get a shot at Banks' Raw Women's Championship at SummerSlam if she won. Asuka then won a triple brand battle royal on SmackDown tonight, also becoming the challenger for Bayley's SmackDown Women's Championship at SummerSlam.

Banks & Bayley have been Women's Tag Team Champions since winning the titles from Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross on an episode of SmackDown in June. This is their second reign with the titles.

This will be the first Payback PPV since 2017. The event debuted in 2013 and was held annually until then.