In the past week, we have seen three tag teams earn and declare their spots for the Elimination Chamber to crown the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Today, we can add a fourth team to the mix in the form of Billie Kay and Peyton Royce of The IIconics.
Much like their fellow Chamber participants Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose, The IIconics did not have to qualify for the Chamber by winning a match. Instead, they simply announced their involvement in a tweet posted to WWE’s page mere hours ago.
While tag teams on Raw continue to qualify in matches, some of those tag teams aren’t taking too kindly to seeing the SmackDown tag teams get shoehorned into the match without earning their spots. Even Bayley expressed her displeasure in light of The IIconics’s announcement.
Similarly, Sasha Banks expressed her own confusion and displeasure when Deville and Rose announced their insertion into the match on the last episode of SmackDown Live.
Regardless of how they entered the match, The IIconics have been considered as favorites to win the titles ever since they were first announced last Christmas. In the same respects, they are favorites to win the Chamber for that same reason.
2018 was something of a breakout year for The IIconics. Among the year’s highlights for them include a WrestleMania Kickoff Show appearance from Peyton Royce, a main roster debut from both Australians in laying out Charlotte Flair, then they picked up a home country victory at the Super Show-Down against Asuka and Naomi.
A Women’s Tag Team Championship win would signal the start of a banner year for The IIconics if they can get the job done on Feb. 17 live on the WWE Network.
But what do you think? Should The IIconics have been forced to earn their spot into the match like the Raw Superstars have, or do they deserve entry into the Chamber solely based on being one of WWE’s standout women’s tag teams? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to tune in to see which final two teams will enter the Elimination Chamber next.