List of current champions in WWE

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WWE is an American professional wrestling promotion based out of Stamford, Connecticut. Title reigns are either determined by professional wrestling matches or are awarded to a wrestler, as a result of the culmination of various scripted storylines. The WWE splits its main roster into two distinctive brands, Raw and SmackDown, as well as a developmental brand, NXT, with each having their own set of championships. There are five active singles championships for male wrestlers, two active championships for female wrestlers, and two active tag team championships between Raw and SmackDown, and two male, one female, and one tag team championship on NXT. There is also a male and female championship representing the United Kingdom, defended on the NXT UK brand; there will also be a tag team championship to debut in 2018.

Among the four current brands, 18 wrestlers hold the championships. The list includes the number of times the wrestler has held the title, the date and location of the win, and a description of the winning bout. The following is correct as of November 19, 2018.

Current champions[edit]

At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy are the WWE Universal Championship on Raw and the WWE Championship on SmackDown. The Universal Championship is held by record two-time champion Brock Lesnar, who won the vacant title by defeating Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel on November 2, 2018; previous champion Roman Reigns had to relinquish the title due to illness (leukemia). The WWE Champion is Daniel Bryan, who is in his fourth reign. He won the title on the November 13, 2018, episode of SmackDown Live by defeating AJ Styles.

Secondary titles in WWE include the WWE Intercontinental Championship for Raw and the WWE United States Championship for SmackDown. The Intercontinental Championship is held by Seth Rollins, who is in his second reign. He won the title by defeating Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam on August 19, 2018. The United States Championship is held by Shinsuke Nakamura, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Jeff Hardy on July 15, 2018, at Extreme Rules.

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is the top championship for wrestlers 205 lb (93 kg) and under. It is principally defended on the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live.[1] The title is held by Buddy Murphy, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Cedric Alexander on October 6, 2018, during Super Show-Down.

The WWE Raw Women's Championship is held by Ronda Rousey, who is in her first reign. She defeated Alexa Bliss on August 19, 2018, at SummerSlam. The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship is held by Becky Lynch, who is in her second reign. She won the title by defeating Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell on September 16, 2018.

The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship is held by AOP (Akam and Rezar), who are in their first reign. They won the titles by defeating former champion Seth Rollins in a handicap match on the November 5 episode of Raw; Rollins' co-champion Dean Ambrose had turned on Rollins a couple of weeks prior. The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship is held by The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus), who are in their first reign. They defeated former champions The New Day (represented by Big E and Xavier Woods) on SmackDown 1000 on October 16, 2018.

The top title of NXT is the NXT Championship, which is held by Tommaso Ciampa, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Aleister Black on the July 18, 2018 tapings of NXT (aired July 25). The secondary title of NXT is the NXT North American Championship, which is held by first-time champion Ricochet, who defeated Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV on August 18, 2018. The NXT Women's Championship is held by record two-time champion Shayna Baszler. She won the title by defeating Kairi Sane at Evolution on October 28, 2018. The NXT Tag Team Championship is held by two-time title holders The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong). They won the titles by defeating Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) on the June 21, 2018 tapings of NXT (aired July 11).

The WWE United Kingdom Championship is the top championship of NXT UK. The current champion is Pete Dunne, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating inaugural champion Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago on May 20, 2017. The NXT UK Women's Championship is held by Rhea Ripley, who defeated Toni Storm in the finals of an eight-woman tournament during the NXT UK tapings on August 26, 2018 to become the inaugural champion.[2][3] NXT UK will also feature a tag team championship, which was announced to be introduced in 2018.

Raw[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar Universal Champion.jpg Brock Lesnar 2 November 2, 2018 17 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Defeated Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel to win the vacant title
WWE Raw Women's Championship Rousey HOF 2018 (cropped).jpg Ronda Rousey 1 August 19, 2018 92 Brooklyn, New York Defeated Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam
WWE Intercontinental Championship Seth Rollins IC Champ WM34 crop.jpg Seth Rollins 2 August 19, 2018 92 Brooklyn, New York Defeated Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Akam&Rezar NXT TakeOver NOLA.jpg AOP
(Akam and Rezar)
1 November 5, 2018 14 Manchester, England Defeated Seth Rollins in a handicap match on Raw
WWE Cruiserweight Championship WrestleMania 32 Axxess 2016-03-31 20-07-50 ILCE-6000 4104 DxO (26966819275).jpg Buddy Murphy 1 October 6, 2018 44 Melbourne, Australia Defeated Cedric Alexander at Super Show-Down

SmackDown[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Championship WWE 2014-04-07 19-07-05 NEX-6 0796 DxO (13929316452).jpg Daniel Bryan 4 November 13, 2018 6 St. Louis, Missouri Defeated AJ Styles on SmackDown Live
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Becky Lynch SD April 2018.jpg Becky Lynch 2 September 16, 2018 64 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell
WWE United States Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 2015-02.jpg Shinsuke Nakamura 1 July 15, 2018 127 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Defeated Jeff Hardy at Extreme Rules
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Cesaro&Sheamus Tag Champs WM34 crop.jpg The Bar
(Cesaro and Sheamus)
1 October 16, 2018 34 Washington, D.C. Defeated The New Day (represented by Big E and Xavier Woods) on SmackDown 1000

NXT[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
NXT Championship Ciampa TakeOver NOLA crop.jpg Tommaso Ciampa 1 July 18, 2018 124 Orlando, Florida Defeated Aleister Black on NXT
Aired on tape delay on July 25
NXT North American Championship Ricochet NXT TakeOver- New Orleans cropexp.jpg Ricochet 1 August 18, 2018 93 Brooklyn, New York Defeated Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV
NXT Women's Championship Shayna Baszler NXT Women's Champion.jpg Shayna Baszler 2 October 28, 2018 22 Uniondale, New York Defeated Kairi Sane at Evolution.
NXT Tag Team Championship Undisputed Era April 2018.jpg The Undisputed Era
(Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong)
2 June 21, 2018 151 Winter Park, Florida Defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) on NXT
Aired on tape delay on July 11

NXT UK[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE United Kingdom Championship NXT United Kingdom Champ Pete Dunne crop.jpg Pete Dunne 1 May 20, 2017 548 Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago
NXT UK Women's Championship Rhea Ripley 1 August 26, 2018 85 Birmingham, England Defeated Toni Storm in the finals of an eight-woman tournament to become the inaugural champion. Will air on tape delay on November 28
NXT UK Tag Team Championship TBD Title announced on June 18, 2018; inaugural champions to be determined[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HHH discusses 205 Live...and more – 411 Mania.com Archived December 20, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b jack Jorgensen (June 18, 2018). "WWE announces new U.K. brand, championship titles and NXT U.K. television show". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b John Pollock (June 18, 2018). "WWE announces NXT UK brand with two additional championships to be introduced". POST Wrestling. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.

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