|Date won||February 11, 2015|
|Date created||July 1, 2012|
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.
Title history[change | change source]
|1||Seth Rollins||1||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||Big E Langston||1||December 06 2012||168||NXT||This was a no-disqualification match. Aired on tape delay on January 9, 2013.|||
|3||Bo Dallas||1||May 23 2013||280||NXT||Aired on tape delay on June 12, 2013.|||
|4||Adrian Neville||1||February 27 2014||287||NXT Arrival||The match was a ladder match|||
|5||Sami Zayn||1||December 11 2014||62||NXT Takeover: R Evolution||This was a title vs. career match. If Zayn would have lost, he would quit NXT.|||
|6||Kevin Owens||1||December 11 2014||449+||NXT TakeOver: Rival||Owens defeated Zayn by referee stoppage.|||
265 BEAST IN THE EAST DEFEATED KEVIN OWENS Samoa joe 1 5+ HOUSE SHOW DEFEATED FINN BALOR
Current champion[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "NXT spoiler - first champion crowned". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/77764/523-nxt-spoilers-from-full-sail-university.html?p=1. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "Seth Rollins' first reign". NXT Wrestling. http://www.fcwwrestling.info/NXT-Wrestling-Press-Releases.html#a072612. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- "NXT spoilers: New champion, The Shield involved, Nash's role, Hall of Famer at next TV taping". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_67062.shtml. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- Santiago, Andres. "5/23 NXT spoilers from Full Sail University". PWInsider. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/77764/523-nxt-spoilers-from-full-sail-university.html?p=1. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- Benigno, Anthony. "Adrian Neville def. Bo Dallas to become the new NXT Champion". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2014-02-27/nxt-arrival-results-26186148/page-6. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Caldwell's WWE NXT Takeover Results 12/11: Complete virtual-time coverage of Neville vs. Zayn for the NXT Title, Itami & Balor, Charlotte, Kevin Steen/Owens's debut, Corey Graves retires". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wwenxtreport/article_82237.shtml#.VIqdiTHF91Y. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
- "Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn by referee stoppage to become NXT Champion". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-rival-2015-02-11/nxt-takeover-rival-results-27091996/page-6. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
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