WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
|WWE SmackDown Women's Championship|
|Date established||August 23, 2016|
|Current champion(s)||Ronda Rousey|
|Date won||May 8, 2022|
The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship is a wrestling championship in WWE competed by women of the SmackDown Live brand. It was created after the return of the brand extension. The WWE Women's Championship became exclusive of Raw. The current champion is Ronda Rousey.
History[change | change source]
With the return of the WWE Brand Extension in the middle of 2016, a draft took place on July 19. The WWE Women's Champion Charlotte was drafted to Raw. As a result, SmackDown Live was left without a women's title. On the August 23, 2016 episode of SmackDown Live, Shane McMahon introduced the SmackDown Women's Championship. The first champion was crowned at Backlash on September 11, 2016, where Becky Lynch beat Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya and Nikki Bella in a six-pack elimination challenge to win the title.
Reigns[change | change source]
|Reign||The reign number for the specific champion listed|
|Location||The city in which the title was won|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won|
|—||Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign|
|+||Indicates the current reign is changing daily|
|1||Becky Lynch||1||September 11, 2016||84||Richmond, VA||Backlash||Beat Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya and Nikki Bella in a six-pack elimination challenge to become the first champion.|||
|2||Alexa Bliss||1||December 4, 2016||70||Dallas, TX||TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs||This was a tables match.|||
|3||Naomi||1||February 12, 2017||9||Phoenix, AZ||Elimination Chamber|||
|—||Vacated||—||February 21, 2017||—||Ontario, CA||SmackDown Live||Naomi vacated the title due she hurt her knee during the Elimination Chamber.|||
|4||Alexa Bliss||2||February 21, 2017||40||Ontario, CA||SmackDown Live||Defeated Becky Lynch to win the title.|||
|5||Naomi||2||April 2, 2017||140||Orlando, FL||WrestleMania 33||This was a six-pack challenge, also involving Becky Lynch, Carmella, Mickie James, and Natalya.|||
|6||Natalya||1||August 20, 2017||86||Brooklyn, NY||Summerslam||Became the first woman in WWE history to have held both the Divas and SmackDown Women's titles.|
|7||Charlotte Flair||1||November 14, 2017||147||Charlotte, NC||SmackDown Live||Became the first woman in WWE history to have held the NXT, Divas, Raw Women's and SmackDown Women's Championships (Grand Slam Champion)|
|8||Carmella||1||April 10, 2018||131||New Orleans, LA||SmackDown Live||Carmella cashed in her Money in the Bank contract.|
|9||Charlotte Flair||2||August 19, 2018||28||Brooklyn, NY||Summerslam||This was a triple threat match, also involving Becky Lynch.|
|10||Becky Lynch||2||September 16, 2018||91||San Antonio, TX||Hell In A Cell|
|11||Asuka||1||December 16, 2018||100||San Jose, CA||TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs||This was a triple threat tables, ladders and chairs match that Charlotte Flair also competed in.|
|12||Charlotte Flair||3||March 26, 2019||15||Uncasville, CT||SmackDown Live|
|13||Becky Lynch||3||April 8, 2019||28+||East Rutherforld, NJ||WrestleMania 35||A Triple Threat Winner Takes All match with Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey|
|14||Charlotte Flair||4||May 19, 2019||4 minutes||Money in the Bank||One on One match against Lacey Evans|
|15||Bayley||1||140||Cashes in Money in the Bank|
|5||October 6, 2019||5||Hell in a Cell|
|17||Bayley||2||11th October, 2019||Charlotte||Smackdown|
Combined reigns[change | change source]
As of January 31, 2021.
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|Combined days||1||Becky Lynch||3||203+|
2 || 149
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