Toxic Attraction Out of WWE Women's Tag Team Tournament After Gigi Dolin Injury

Doric SamAugust 22, 2022

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The WWE women's tag team championship tournament has lost one of its top contending teams.

WWE announced Monday that Toxic Attraction is out of the tournament because of an injury to Gigi Dolin. Dolin and Jacy Jayne made their debut on SmackDown Live last Friday with a first-round win over the team of Natalya and Sonya Deville.

Toxic Attraction's replacement will be determined by a "second chance" Fatal 4-Way match on this Friday's episode of SmackDown.

Toxic Attraction was originally inserted into the tournament as a replacement for the team of Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons, who were injured and medically unavailable, respectively, for last week's first-round match. Dolin and Jayne are two-time WWE NXT tag team champions, and many believed they should've been in the tournament in the first place over a team with no prior history like Stark and Lyons.

The women's tag team titles were vacated when Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of an episode of Monday Night Raw in May over creative differences. The duo reportedly agreed to return to the company earlier this month, though they haven't been back on WWE television as of yet.

The other teams that have advanced to the second round of the women's tag team tournament are Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai, Alexa Bliss and Asuka, and Aliyah and Raquel Rodriguez. The date of the final match has not yet been announced.

Kai and Sky are set to face Bliss and Asuka on this week's episode of Raw. Both teams will also be involved in a six-woman tag team match at Clash at the Castle on Sept. 3, with Bliss and Asuka teaming with Raw women's champion Bianca Belair against Kai, Sky and Bayley.

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