The Unholy Union

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The Unholy Union
The Unholy Union Alba Fyre (left) and Isla Dawn (right) as NXT Women's Tag Team Champions in 2023
Tag team
MembersAlba Fyre
Isla Dawn
Name(s)The Unholy Union
Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn
Billed heights5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) – Fyre
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) – Dawn
Debut31 January 2023
Years active2023–present

The Unholy Union is a Scottish professional wrestling tag team consisting of Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn. They currently perform for WWE on the Raw brand, where they are the current WWE Women's Tag Team Champions in their first reign. They were also one-time and the final NXT Women's Tag Team Champions, and are the second female tag team to have won both the WWE and NXT Women's Tag Team Championships.

History

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Feud and formation (2022–2023)

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On the 15 November 2022 episode of NXT, Fyre wrestled Mandy Rose for the NXT Women's Championship in Last Woman Standing match, a rematch from NXT Halloween Havoc, but she failed to win when a returning Dawn interfered to cost her the match.[1][2] This led to a match between Fyre and Dawn at NXT Deadline on 10 December where Dawn was victorious.[3] Fyre defeated Dawn in an Extreme Resolution match on the 3 January 2023 episode of NXT,[4] and failed to win the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship three weeks later.[5] Fyre turned heel again and joined forces with Dawn on the 31 January episode of NXT.[6]

Women's Tag Team Championship reigns (2023–present)

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At NXT Stand & Deliver on 1 April, Fyre and Dawn defeated Fallon Henley and Kiana James to win the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship.[7] As part of the 2023 WWE Draft, Fyre and Dawn were drafted to the SmackDown brand together.[8] Fyre and Dawn made their SmackDown debut on 19 May, defeating Valentina Feroz and Yulisa Leon.[9] On the 9 June episode of SmackDown, Fyre and Dawn were confronted by the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler and challenged them to a unification match on the June 23 episode of SmackDown[10] where Fyre and Dawn lost the match, ending their reign at 83 days and were recognised as the final NXT Women's Tag Team Champions.[11] Fyre and Dawn returned on the 22 December episode of SmackDown to attack Damage CTRL during the Holiday Havoc Match.[12]

On Night 1 of the 2024 WWE Draft, both Fyre and Dawn were drafted to the Raw brand.[13] On the 27 May 2024 episode of Raw, Fyre and Dawn interfered in the title match between Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark against WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill, attacking both teams and causing the match to end in no contest.[14] On that week's episode of SmackDown, a brawl occurred between the three teams, ultimately resulting in SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis booking a triple threat tag team match for the titles at Clash at the Castle: Scotland.[15] At the event on 15 June, The Unholy Union won the titles when Dawn pinned Baszler,[16] making The Unholy Union the second female tag team to have won the WWE and NXT Women's Tag Team Championships.

Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  1. ^ "Mandy Rose and Alba Fyre set for NXT Women's Title Last Woman Standing rematch". WWE. Archived from the original on 19 November 2022. Retrieved 16 November 2022.
  2. ^ Hazelwood, Bruce Lee (15 November 2022). "11/15 NXT REPORT: Hazelwood's live report on Rose vs. Fyre Last Woman Standing match, Breakker vs. Wagner, Lee-Hayes contract signing, HBK's announcement, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 20 November 2022. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  3. ^ Moore, John (10 December 2022). "NXT Deadline results: Moore's live review of Bron Breakker vs. Apollo Crews for the NXT Championship, Pretty Deadly vs. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods for the NXT Tag Team Titles, men's and women's Iron Survivor Challenge matches, Alba Fyre vs. Isla Dawn". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on 11 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  4. ^ Wells, Kelly (3 January 2023). "1/3 NXT Report: Wells's live report on Breakker & Waller in the Grayson Waller Effect, Alba Fyre vs. Isla Dawn in an "Extreme Resolution" match, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 4 January 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  5. ^ Hazelwood, Bruce Lee (24 January 2023). "1/24 NXT REPORT: Hazelwood's live report on follow up to training fight, Women's Tag Team Championship match, contract signing for Women's Championship, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 25 January 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  6. ^ Wells, Kelly (31 January 2023). "1/31 NXT REPORT: Wells's live report on Creed Brothers vs. Indus Sher, Enofe & Blade vs. The Dyad vs. Chase U, final Vengeance Day hype, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 5 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  7. ^ Hazelwood, Bruce Lee (1 April 2023). "4/1 NXT Stand & Deliver PLE Report: Hazelwood's report on Breakker vs. Hayes, multi-person and multi-team championship matches galore, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 2 April 2023. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  8. ^ Barnett, Jake (28 April 2023). "4/28 WWE Friday Night Smackdown results: Barnett's review of the WWE Draft night one, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles, Zelina Vega vs. Sonya Deville". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on 28 April 2023. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  9. ^ Wilkinson, Nick (20 May 2023). "Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn Make SmackDown Debut; Yulisa Leon Returns From Injury". Diva Dirt. Archived from the original on 31 May 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  10. ^ Powell, Jason (2023-06-09). "WWE Friday Night Smackdown results (6/9): Barnett's review of Jey Uso's decision, Asuka presented with the WWE Women's Championship belt, MITB qualifiers featuring Butch vs. Baron Corbin, Santos Escobar vs. Mustafa Ali, Michin vs. Bayley, and Shotzi vs. Iyo Sky". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 10 June 2023.
  11. ^ Powell, Jason (2023-06-23). "WWE Friday Night Smackdown results (6/23): Barnett's review of Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs. Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre to unify the WWE and NXT Women's Tag Titles, Shotzi vs. Bayley for Bayley's spot in MITB, Cameron Grimes vs. Baron Corbin". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 24 June 2023.
  12. ^ Defelice, Robert (22 December 2023). "Alba Fyre And Isla Dawn Appear On 12/22 WWE SmackDown, Attack Damage CTRL During Holiday Havoc Match". Fightful. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  13. ^ Jr, Fernando Quiles (2024-04-26). "WWE Friday Night SmackDown Free Live Stream Results: WWE Draft 2024 Begins, The Bloodline Drama Continues". Sports Illustrated MMA News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 27 April 2024.
  14. ^ Cite error: The named reference Raw06032024 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  15. ^ "WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Bianca Belair & Jade Cargill vs. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn vs. Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark". WWE. June 7, 2024. Retrieved June 7, 2024.
  16. ^ "Complete Clash at the Castle results". WWE. 15 June 2024. Archived from the original on 16 June 2024. Retrieved 16 June 2024.
  17. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (December 6, 2022). "The Usos Top 2022 PWI Tag Team 100". Fightful. Archived from the original on 10 December 2022. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  18. ^ "The Unholy Union (Alba Fyre And Isla Dawn) Capture WWE Women's Tag Titles At WWE Clash At The Castle | Fightful News". fightful.com. Retrieved 15 June 2024.
  19. ^ "NXT Women's Tag Team Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Archived from the original on 14 March 2023. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
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