NXT Women's Championship
|NXT Women's Championship|
|Date established||April 5, 2013|
|Current champion(s)||Raquel Gonzalez|
|Date won||April 7, 2021|
History[change | change source]
The title was introduced at WrestleMania Axxess on April 5, 2013. On the May 30, 2013 tapings of WWE NXT, Stephanie McMahon announced that there would be a tournament between four developmental talents and four main roster Divas. Paige defeated Emma in the tournament finals to become the first NXT Women's champion.
After Paige debuted on the main roster and won the WWE Divas Championship, she held both championships. On the April 24, 2014 episode of NXT, NXT Commissioner JBL stripped Paige of the NXT Women's Championship because of her not being able to defend the NXT Women's Championship as the WWE Divas Champion.
Another tournament was started the following week. Sasha Banks would qualify over Bayley, Natalya would qualify over Layla, Alexa Bliss would qualify over Alicia Fox and Charlotte would qualify over the former number-one contender, Emma. During the semifinals, Natalya defeated Sasha Banks, and Charlotte defeated Alexa Bliss. At NXT Takeover, the finals took places and Charlotte defeated Natalya to win the vacant NXT Women's Championship.
Title history[change | change source]
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|Number of days held recognized by the promotion|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Paige||June 20, 2013||NXT||Winter Park, Florida||1||308||273||Paige defeated Emma in the finals of an eight woman tournament to become the inaugural champion. WWE recognizes Paige's reign as beginning on July 24, 2013,
when the episode aired on tape delay.
|—||Vacated||April 24, 2014||NXT||Baltimore, Maryland||—||—||—||NXT General Manager John "Bradshaw" Layfield stripped Paige of the title when she moved on to the main roster after winning the WWE Divas Championship.|||
|2||Charlotte||May 29, 2014||NXT TakeOver||Winter Park, Florida||1||258||258||Charlotte defeated Natalya in the finals of an eight woman tournament to win the vacant championship.|||
|3||Sasha Banks||February 11, 2015||NXT TakeOver: Rival||Winter Park, Florida||1||192||191||This was a fatal four–way match, also involving Bayley and Becky Lynch.|||
|4||Bayley||August 22, 2015||NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn||Brooklyn, New York||1||223||223|||
|5||Asuka||April 1, 2016||NXT TakeOver: Dallas||Dallas, Texas||1||510||522||WWE recognizes Asuka's reign as ending on September 6, 2017, when the episode aired on tape delay.|||
|—||Vacated||August 24, 2017||NXT||Winter Park, Florida||—||—||—||After suffering a collarbone injury at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, Asuka relinquished the title. This episode aired on tape delay on September 6, 2017.|||
|6||Ember Moon||November 18, 2017||NXT TakeOver: WarGames||Houston, Texas||1||140||139||This was a fatal four-way match also involving Kairi Sane, Nikki Cross, and Peyton Royce.|||
|7||Shayna Baszler||April 7, 2018||NXT TakeOver: New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana||1||133||132|||
|8||Kairi Sane||August 18, 2018||NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4||Brooklyn, New York||1||71||71|||
|9||Shayna Baszler||October 28, 2018||Evolution||Uniondale, New York||2||1,060+||1,060+||This marked the first time that the championship was defended or changed hands during a main roster WWE pay-per-view event.|||
Current champion[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
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- Moore, John. "11/18 Moore's NXT Takeover: WarGames live review – The Undisputed Era vs. Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong vs. Sanity in a WarGames match, Ember Moon vs. Kairi Sane vs. Nikki Cross vs. Peyton Royce for the NXT Women's Title, Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade Almas for the NXT Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
- Moore, John. "4/7 Moore's NXT Takeover: New Orleans live review – Andrade Almas vs. Aleister Black for the NXT Title, Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women's Championship, Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa in an unsanctioned match, ladder match for the new North American Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- Moore, John. "8/18 Moore's NXT Takeover: Brooklyn IV live review – Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano in a Last Man Standing match for the NXT Title, Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane for the NXT Women's Championship, Adam Cole vs. Ricochet for the NXT North American Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Evolution live review: Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella for the Raw Women's Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Last Woman Standing match for the Smackdown Women's Championship, Mae Young Classic Finals". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved October 28, 2018.