NXT Championship

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NXT Championship
NXT Championship
NXT Championship
Kevin Owens
Date won February 11, 2015
Promotion WWE
Brand NXT
Date created July 1, 2012

The NXT Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the WWE. The title is a NXT-only championship.

History[change | change source]

The title was introduced by NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes said that there would be a "Gold Rush" tournament that would feature 4 developmental roster NXT Superstars and 4 main roster WWE Superstars and that they would compete to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Champion. Seth Rollins became the first champion after he defeated Jinder Mahal in the final round.[1]

Title history[change | change source]

# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Event Notes Ref.
1 Seth Rollins 1 02012-07-26 July 26 2012 133 NXT Defeated Jinder Mahal in the finals of eight–man tournament to become the inaugural champion. Aired on tape delay on August 29, 2012. [2]
2 Big E Langston 1 02012-12-06 December 06 2012 168 NXT This was a no-disqualification match. Aired on tape delay on January 9, 2013. [3]
3 Bo Dallas 1 02013-05-23 May 23 2013 &&&&&&&&&&&&0280.&&&&&0280 NXT Aired on tape delay on June 12, 2013. [4]
4 Adrian Neville 1 02014-02-27 February 27 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&0287.&&&&&0287 NXT Arrival The match was a ladder match [5]
5 Sami Zayn 1 02014-12-11 December 11 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&062.&&&&&062 NXT Takeover: R Evolution This was a title vs. career match. If Zayn would have lost, he would quit NXT. [6]
6 Kevin Owens 1 02014-12-11 December 11 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&0366.&&&&&0366+ NXT TakeOver: Rival Owens defeated Zayn by referee stoppage. [7]

Current champion[change | change source]

The current champion is Kevin Owens, who is in his first reign as champion. He won it by defeating Sami Zayn at NXT TakeOver: Rival on February 11, 2015.[7]

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