NXT Women's Championship
|NXT Women's Championship|
Paige during her reign as NXT Women's Champion
|Date established||April 5, 2013|
|Date won||February 11, 2015|
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]
|1||Paige||1||June 20 2013||308||Winter Park, FL||NXT||She defeated Emma in the finals of an eight women tournament to become the first champion. It aired on tape delay on July 24, 2013.|||
|—||Vacated||—||April 21 2014||—||Baltimore, MD||NXT||Paige was stripped of the championship by NXT General Manager John Layfield because she had moved up to main WWE roster.|||
|2||Charlotte||1||May 29 2014||258||Winter Park, FL||NXT Takeover||She defeated Natalya in the finals of an eight women tournament to win the vacant championship.|||
|3||Sasha Banks||1||February 11 2015||981+||Winter Park, FL||NXT TakeOver: Rival||This match was a Fatal 4-Way match also involving Bayley and Becky Lynch.|||
Current champion[change | change source]
The current champion is Sasha Banks, who is in her first reign. She won it after defeating Bayley, Becky Lynch, and then-champion Charlotte in a Fatal 4-Way match at NXT TakeOver: Rival on February 11, 2015.
References[change | change source]
- "Paige Relinquishes the NXT Women's Championship: WWE NXT, April 24, 2014". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/videos/paige-relinquishes-the-nxt-womens-championship-wwe-nxt-april-24-2014-26258207. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "WWE NXT Takeover results: Charlotte def. Natalya to win the vacant NXT Women's Championship". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-2014-05-29/nxt-takeover-results-26352998/page-5. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
- "Results- June 20, 2013". FCW Wrestling. http://www.fcwprowrestling.com/results/2013/june202013.htm. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- "Sasha Banks def. Charlotte, Bayley and Becky Lynch in a Fatal 4-Way Match to become NXT Women’s Champion". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-rival-2015-02-11/nxt-takeover-rival-results-27091996/page-5. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
Other websites[change | change source]