NXT Women's Championship

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NXT Women's Championship
NXT Women's Champion Paige.jpg
Inaugural NXT Women's Champion Paige
Details
Current champion(s) Charlotte
Date won May 29, 2014
Date established April 5, 2013
Promotion WWE
Brand NXT

The NXT Women's Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by WWE and is competed for exclusively in NXT, WWE's developmental territory. The championship is contested in professional wrestling matches.

History[edit]

The championship was first introduced on April 5, 2013 at WrestleMania Axxess. It was announced at the May 30, 2013 tapings (broadcast on the June 5 episode) of WWE NXT, by Stephanie McMahon that there would be a tournament, featuring four developmental female talents and four female talents from the main roster competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in a knockout system format.[1][2][3] The first NXT Women's Champion was crowned on June 20, 2013, with Paige defeating Emma in the tournament finals.[4]

Paige successfully defended her title at NXT Arrival against Emma using her new Scorpion Cross-Lock, but John Layfield stripped Paige of the title on the April 24 edition of NXT in order to give the girls on NXT a chance, as Paige had been brought up to the main roster upon defeating AJ Lee for the WWE Divas Championship.

A new tournament was started the following week, which saw Sasha Banks qualify over Bayley, Natalya qualify over Layla, Alexa Bliss qualify over Alicia Fox and Charlotte qualify over former number-one contender, Emma. In the semifinals, Natalya defeated Sasha Banks, and Charlotte defeated Alexa Bliss. At NXT Takeover, Charlotte defeated Natalya to win the vacant NXT Women's Championship. Charlotte defended the title on NXT TV against Summer Rae successfully, leaving the title without a No. 1 Contender. Bayley then defeated Sasha Banks in a No. 1 Contender match on NXT TV to earn a title shot at NXT Takeover: Fatal Four Way, where she unsuccessfully tried to win the title from Charlotte. She was given a rematch two weeks later, but was, again, unsuccessful.

Inaugural championship tournament[edit]

Current NXT Women's Champion Charlotte
  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
   Tamina Snuka  
 Paige Pin  
   Paige Pin  
   Alicia Fox  
 Bayley
   Alicia Fox Pin  
     Paige Pin
   Emma
   Sasha Banks  
 Summer Rae Pin  
   Summer Rae
   Emma Pin  
 Emma Sub
   Aksana  

Reigns[edit]

As of December 19, 2014, there have been two title holders; both winning tournaments. The title has only had one vacancy so far. The inaugural champion was Paige, whose reign is also the longest at 308 days. The current champion is Charlotte, who won the vacant title at NXT Takeover on May 29, 2014 in Winter Park, FL.

Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Paige 1 June 20, 2013 308 Winter Park, FL NXT Paige defeated Emma in the finals of an eight woman tournament to become the inaugural champion. This episode aired on tape delay on July 24, 2013. [4]
Vacated April 24, 2014 Baltimore, MD NXT 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. [5]
2 Charlotte 1 May 29, 2014 204+ Winter Park, FL NXT Takeover Charlotte defeated Natalya in the finals of an eight woman tournament to win the vacant championship. [6]

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