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NXT North American Championship

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NXT North American Championship
First champion Adam Cole
Details
PromotionWWE
BrandNXT
Date establishedMarch 7, 2018
Current champion(s)Oba Femi
Date wonJanuary 9, 2024

The NXT North American Championship is a professional wrestling title owned by WWE and competed for by the men of NXT. It was created as NXT's second-most-important men's championship on March 7, 2018, on an episode of NXT. On that episode, NXT commissioner, William Regal said that there would be a ladder match between EC3, Killian Dain, Adam Cole, Ricochet, Lars Sullivan, and Velveteen Dream to decide the first champion. The match happened at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans and Adam Cole won it to become the first champion.[1][2]

Right now the North American Champion is Oba Femi, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Dragon Lee in his NXT Breakout Tournament contract cash-in match on the January 9, 2024, episode of NXT.[3]

Title history[change | change source]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days
recog.
Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 Adam Cole April 7, 2018 TakeOver: New Orleans New Orleans, LA 1 133 132 Defeated EC3, Killian Dain, Lars Sullivan, Ricochet, and Velveteen Dream in a six-man ladder match to become the first champion. [1][2]
2 Ricochet August 18, 2018 TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 Brooklyn, NY 1 161 161 [4]
3 Johnny Gargano January 26, 2019 TakeOver: Phoenix Phoenix, AZ 1 4 25 WWE lists the end of Gargano's reign on February 20, 2019, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [5]
4 Velveteen Dream January 30, 2019 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 231 209 WWE filmed two endings for the match, one with Gargano keeping the title and the other with Dream winning it.[6] The latter was revealed as the true result when the episode aired on tape delay on February 20, the date WWE lists as the start of Dream's reign. [7]
5 Roderick Strong September 18, 2019 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 126 126 [8]
6 Keith Lee January 22, 2020 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 175 181 WWE lists the end of Lee's reign on July 22, 2020, when the episode in which he vacated the title aired on tape delay. [9]
Vacated July 15, 2020 NXT Winter Park, FL Keith Lee vacated the title two weeks after winning the NXT Championship in order to focus on defending the latter. This episode aired on tape delay on July 22, 2020. [10][11]
7 Damian Priest August 22, 2020 TakeOver XXX Winter Park, FL 1 67 67 Defeated Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes, Johnny Gargano, and Velveteen Dream in a five-man ladder match to win the vacant title. [12]
8 Johnny Gargano October 28, 2020 NXT:
Halloween Havoc
Orlando, FL 2 14 14 This was a Devil's Playground match. [13]
9 Leon Ruff November 11, 2020 NXT Orlando, FL 1 25 25 [14]
10 Johnny Gargano December 6, 2020 TakeOver: WarGames Orlando, FL 3 163 163 This was a triple threat match, also involving Damian Priest. [15]
11 Bronson Reed May 18, 2021 NXT Orlando, FL 1 42 41 This was a Steel Cage match. [16]
12 Isaiah "Swerve" Scott June 29, 2021 NXT Orlando, FL 1 105 104 [17]
13 Carmelo Hayes October 12, 2021 NXT Orlando, FL 1 172 172 This was Hayes' NXT Breakout Tournament contract cash-in match.
At NXT: New Year's Evil on January 4, 2022, Hayes defeated Roderick Strong to unify the NXT Cruiserweight Championship into the North American Championship.
[18][19]
14 Cameron Grimes April 2, 2022 Stand & Deliver Dallas, TX 1 63 63 This was a five-man ladder match, also involving Santos Escobar, Solo Sikoa, and Grayson Waller. [20]
15 Carmelo Hayes June 4, 2022 In Your House Orlando, FL 2 101 101 [21]
16 Solo Sikoa September 13, 2022 NXT 2.0:
One Year Anniversary Show
Orlando, FL 1 7 6 Sikoa replaced Wes Lee after Lee was injured by Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams. [22]
Vacated September 20, 2022 NXT Orlando, FL Shawn Michaels ordered Solo Sikoa to vacate the title as he was not originally scheduled to be in the match in which he won the title. It is unknown when the segment was filmed. [23]
17 Wes Lee October 22, 2022 Halloween Havoc Orlando, FL 1 269 269 Defeated Carmelo Hayes, Von Wagner, Nathan Frazer, and Oro Mensah<nowiki> in a five-man ladder match for the vacant title. [24]
18 "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio July 18, 2023 NXT Orlando, FL 1 74 73 [25]
19 Trick Williams September 30, 2023 No Mercy Bakersfield, CA 1 3 3 Dragon Lee was the special guest referee. [26]
20 "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio October 3, 2023 NXT Orlando, FL 2 67 66 [27]
21 Dragon Lee December 9, 2023 Deadline Bridgeport, CT 1 31 31 [28]
22 Oba Femi January 9, 2024 NXT Orlando, FL 1 185+ 185+ This was Femi's Breakout Tournament contract cash-in match. [3]

Combined reigns[change | change source]

As of July 12, 2024.

Is the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
rec. by WWE
1 Carmelo Hayes 2 273
2 Wes Lee 1 269
3 Velveteen Dream 1 231 209
4 Oba Femi 1 185+
5 Johnny Gargano 3 181 202
6 Keith Lee 1 175 181
7 Ricochet 1 161
8 "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio 2 141 139
9 Adam Cole 1 133 132
10 Roderick Strong 1 126
11 Isaiah "Swerve" Scott 1 105 104
12 Damian Priest 1 67
13 Cameron Grimes 1 63
14 Bronson Reed 1 42 41
15 Dragon Lee 1 31
16 Leon Ruff 1 25
17 Solo Sikoa 1 7 6
18 Trick Williams 1 3

References[change | change source]

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