NXT Women's Championship

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NXT Women's Championship
Paige as NXT Women's Champion WrestleMania Axxess 2014 3.jpg
Paige during her reign as NXT Women's Champion
Details
PromotionWWE
BrandNXT
Date establishedApril 5, 2013
Current champion(s)Shayna Baszler
Date wonFebruary 11, 2015

The NXT Women's Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the WWE. The title is a NXT-only championship. It is competed for between the women's wrestlers.

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.[1]

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.[2]

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 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.
[3]
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. [4]
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. [5]
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. [6]
4 Bayley August 22, 2015 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York 1 223 223 [7]
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. [8]
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. [9][10]
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. [11]
7 Shayna Baszler April 7, 2018 NXT TakeOver: New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 1 133 132 [12]
8 Kairi Sane August 18, 2018 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 Brooklyn, New York 1 71 71 [13]
9 Shayna Baszler October 28, 2018 Evolution Uniondale, New York 2 292+ 292+ This marked the first time that the championship was defended or changed hands during a main roster WWE pay-per-view event. [14]

Current champion[change | change source]

Right now, the champion is Shayna Bazsler who is in her second reign. She won the title by beating Kairi Sane at WWE Evolution in October 2018.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Paige Relinquishes the NXT Women's Championship: WWE NXT, April 24, 2014". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  2. "WWE NXT Takeover results: Charlotte def. Natalya to win the vacant NXT Women's Championship". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  3. Caldwell, James (July 21, 2013). "WWE News: NXT spoilers summer episodes - first NXT Women's champ, Flair, more, plus NXT TV in the U.S.?". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. "Paige Relinquishes the NXT Women's Championship: WWE NXT". WWE. April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  5. "Charlotte's first reign". WWE. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  6. James, Justin (February 11, 2015). "James' WWE NXT TakeOver Report 2/11". Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  7. "Bayley's first reign". WWE. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  8. "Asuka". WWE. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  9. "Complete WWE NXT Spoilers from Full Sail University". PWInsider. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  10. "Asuka relinquishes NXT Women's Title". WWE. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 14.0 14.1 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.

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