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Big WWE News: WWE Silently Retire Two Long-Running Championships!

Back on the August 16 edition of Monday Night RAW, the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship was changed to the WWE Tag Team Championship and, upon the name change, WWE quietly dropped the World Tag Team Championship half of the tag team titles. This became evident after Drew McIntyre & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes won the WWE Tag Team Titles this past Sunday at Night of Champions as the WWE Tag Team Title History lists McIntyre & Rhodes as the new champions while the World Tag Team Title History ends with former champions, The Hart Dynasty. The World Tag Team Championship was established on June 3, 1971 when Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler became the WWWF World Tag Team Champions.

The oldest championship in the WWE has also been quietly retired as, when Michelle McCool defeated Melina at Night of Champions to unify the Women’s & Divas Titles into the Unified Divas Championship and, as seen on NXT by Layla & Michelle McCool carrying two Divas Title belts, the unification also means the end of the Women’s Championship, which was established on September 18, 1956 when the legendary Fabulous Moolah was crowned the inaugural champion. The last Women’s Champion was Layla, who was the champion before the Night of Champions match.