List of WWE Divas Champions
The WWE Divas Championship was a women's professional wrestling championship in the WWE promotion. The championship was generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants executed scripted finishes rather than contending in direct competition. The word "Divas" in the championship's name refers to the pseudonym WWE Diva, which WWE used to refer its female wrestlers.
The creation of the championship was announced on June 6, 2008, by then SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero as a counterpart to the Raw brand's WWE Women's Championship. The inaugural champion was Michelle McCool, who defeated Natalya on July 20, 2008, at The Great American Bash. On April 13, 2009, the title was moved from SmackDown to Raw as a result of then Divas Champion Maryse being drafted to Raw in the 2009 WWE draft. On September 19, 2010, at the Night of Champions pay-per-view event, Michelle McCool (defending the Women's Championship on behalf of tag team partner and official champion, Layla) defeated Divas Champion Melina, retiring the Women's Championship and unifying it with the Divas Championship.
The title was retired on April 3, 2016, at WrestleMania 32, after WWE Hall of Famer Lita revealed the new WWE Women's Championship would replace the Divas Championship. Reigning champion Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a triple threat match at the event to become the new Women's Champion and therefore the final Divas Champion.
Overall, there were 17 different champions. Eve Torres and AJ Lee held the record for most reigns as Divas Champion with three. AJ Lee also had the longest combined reign as Divas Champion at 406 days. Nikki Bella had the longest individual title reign at 301 days, while Jillian Hall had the shortest reign at 2 minutes.
|WWE Divas Championship||July 20, 2008 – April 3, 2016|
|Unified WWE Divas Championship||September 19, 2010|
|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|
|1||Michelle McCool||1||July 20, 2008||155||Uniondale, NY||The Great American Bash||McCool defeated Natalya to become the inaugural champion.
WWE recognizes McCool's reign as lasting 159 days, ending on December 26, 2008, when the episode aired on tape delay.
|2||Maryse||1||December 22, 2008||216||Toronto, ON||SmackDown||Maria served as the special guest referee.
The championship became exclusive to the Raw brand on April 13, 2009, when Maryse was drafted from SmackDown.
WWE recognizes Maryse's reign as lasting 212 days, beginning on December 26, 2008, when the episode aired on tape delay.
|3||Mickie James||1||July 26, 2009||78||Philadelphia, PA||Night of Champions||WWE recognizes James' reign as lasting 79 days.|
|4||Jillian Hall||1||October 12, 2009||<1||Indianapolis, IN||Raw|
|—||Vacated||—||January 4, 2010||—||Dayton, OH||Raw||WWE vacated the title after Melina sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which sidelined her from in-ring competition.|||
|6||Maryse||2||February 22, 2010||49||Indianapolis, IN||Raw||Defeated Gail Kim in a tournament final to win the vacant title.|
|7||Eve Torres||1||April 12, 2010||69||London, England||Raw|
|8||Alicia Fox||1||June 20, 2010||56||Uniondale, NY||Fatal 4-Way||This was a fatal four-way match also involving Gail Kim and Maryse. Fox pinned Maryse to win the championship.|
|9||Melina||2||August 15, 2010||35||Los Angeles, CA||SummerSlam|
|10||Michelle McCool||2||September 19, 2010||63||Rosemont, IL||Night of Champions||This was a lumberjill match where the Women's Championship was unified with the Divas Championship. The title subsequently became accessible on both the Raw and SmackDown brands and was briefly referred to as the Unified Divas Championship, keeping the lineage of the Divas Championship whilst the Women's Championship was retired. Layla was unofficially the co-champion during this reign; she defended the championship in McCool's place on some occasions.|||
|11||Natalya||1||November 21, 2010||70||Miami, FL||Survivor Series||This was a handicap match also involving Layla as Michelle McCool's tag team partner.|||
|12||Eve Torres||2||January 30, 2011||71||Boston, MA||Royal Rumble||This was a fatal four-way match also involving Layla and Michelle McCool. Eve pinned Layla to win the championship.|||
|13||Brie Bella||1||April 11, 2011||70||Bridgeport, CT||Raw|||
|14||Kelly Kelly||1||June 20, 2011||104||Baltimore, MD||Raw: Power to the People||This was a "Power to the People" special episode of Raw, where Brie Bella's opponent was determined by a fan-voted poll. Kelly Kelly received the highest number of votes over Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres.|||
|15||Beth Phoenix||1||October 2, 2011||204||New Orleans, LA||Hell in a Cell|||
|16||Nikki Bella||1||April 23, 2012||6||Detroit, MI||Raw||This was a lumberjill match.|||
|17||Layla||1||April 29, 2012||140||Rosemont, IL||Extreme Rules||Layla pinned Brie Bella to win the title from Nikki after the twins switched places during the match while the referee was distracted.|||
|18||Eve Torres||3||September 16, 2012||120||Boston, MA||Night of Champions||WWE recognizes Eve's reign as lasting 121 days.|||
|19||Kaitlyn||1||January 14, 2013||153||Houston, TX||Raw 20th Anniversary Special|||
|20||AJ Lee||1||June 16, 2013||295||Rosemont, IL||Payback||WWE recognizes Lee's reign as lasting 296 days.|||
|21||Paige||1||April 7, 2014||84||New Orleans, LA||Raw||WWE recognizes Paige's reign as lasting 85 days.|||
|22||AJ Lee||2||June 30, 2014||48||Hartford, CT||Raw|||
|23||Paige||2||August 17, 2014||35||Los Angeles, CA||SummerSlam||WWE recognizes Paige's reign as lasting 36 days.|||
|24||AJ Lee||3||September 21, 2014||63||Nashville, TN||Night of Champions||This was a triple threat match also involving Nikki Bella.
WWE recognizes Lee's reign as lasting 64 days.
|25||Nikki Bella||2||November 23, 2014||301||St. Louis, MO||Survivor Series|
|26||Charlotte||1||September 20, 2015||196||Houston, TX||Night of Champions|
|—||Retired||—||April 3, 2016||—||Arlington, TX||WrestleMania 32||WWE Hall of Famer Lita announced that the winner of the triple threat match between Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks would be crowned the new WWE Women's Champion, subsequently retiring the WWE Divas Championship.|
|Combined days held
recognized by WWE
- WWE Diva
- WWE Women's Championship (1956–2010)
- WWE Raw Women's Championship
- WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
- NXT Women's Championship
- List of former championships in WWE
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