WWE SmackDown Women's Championship

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WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
Alexa Bliss SmackDown Women's Champion 2016.jpg
Alexa Bliss with the belt.
Details
Promotion WWE
Brand SmackDown
Date established August 23, 2016
Current champion(s) Natalya
Date won August 20, 2017

The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship is a wrestling championship in WWE competed for 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 first champion was Becky Lynch and current is Natalya.

History[change | change source]

With the return of the WWE Brand Extension in the middle of 2016,[1][2] a draft took place in July 19. The WWE Women's Champion Charlotte was drafted to Raw. As a result, SmackDown Live was left without a women's title.[3] On the August 23, 2016 episode of SmackDown Live, Shane McMahon introduced the SmackDown Women's Championship.[4] 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 te title.[5]

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
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Becky Lynch 1 02016-09-11 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. [5]
2 Alexa Bliss 1 02016-12-04 December 04 2016 70 Dallas, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs This was a tables match. [6]
3 Naomi 1 02017-02-12 February 12 2017 9 Phoenix, AZ Elimination Chamber [7]
Vacated 02017-02-21 February 21 2017 Ontario, CA SmackDown Live Naomi vacated the title due she hurt her knee during the Elimination Chamber. [8]
4 Alexa Bliss 2 02017-02-21 February 21 2017 40 Ontario, CA SmackDown Live Defeated Becky Lynch to win the title. [8]
5 Naomi 2 02017-04-02 April 02 2017 323+ Orlando, FL WrestleMania 33 This was a six-pack challenge, also involving Becky Lynch, Carmella, Mickie James, and Natalya. [9]

Combined reigns[change | change source]

As of February 19, 2018.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Alexa Bliss 2 110
2 Naomi 2 332+
3 Becky Lynch 1 84

Notes[change | change source]

  1. WWE officially recognizes it as 85 days.

References[change | change source]

  1. Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  2. "WWE's destiny to be determined during SmackDown's Live premiere". WWE. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. "2016 WWE Draft results: WWE officially ushers in New Era". WWE. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  4. Parks, Greg. "8/23 WWE Smackdown LIVE – Parks's Complete, Real-Time Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Caldwell, James. "9/11 WWE Backlash Results – CALDWELL'S Complete PPV Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  6. Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE TLC 2016 live review: AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose in a TLC match for the WWE Championship, The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler in a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  7. Powell, Jason. "2/12 Powell's WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 live review: John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt in an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Keller, Wade. "KELLER'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 2/21: Results of Battle Royal to determine a new no. 1 contender for WWE Championship at WrestleMania". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  9. Powell, Jason. "Powell's WrestleMania 33 live review: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns, Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon, Seth Rollins vs. Triple H in an unsanctioned match". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 

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