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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.

WWE splits its main roster into two distinctive brandsRaw and SmackDown. A level below the main roster is the NXT brand. Specialty brands in WWE include 205 Live, which is for male wrestlers 205 lbs. and under (designated by WWE as cruiserweights), and NXT UK, which is for wrestlers based in the United Kingdom.

Raw, SmackDown, and NXT each have a top championship and a secondary championship for male wrestlers, a singles championship for female wrestlers, and a tag team championship for male wrestlers. There is also one tag team championship for female wrestlers that is shared between those three brands. There is one championship for the cruiserweight wrestlers on 205 Live, which is the only championship with a weight limit in the promotion, and one male singles, one female singles, and one male tag team championship for NXT UK wrestlers. There is also one tertiary championship for male wrestlers, which is a specialty championship shared across all five brands.

There are currently 18 championships in WWE. Among the five current brands, 23 wrestlers hold the championships as of July 18, 2019. 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.

Current champions

At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy for male wrestlers are the WWE Universal Championship on Raw and the WWE Championship on SmackDown—designated as world championships. The Universal Championship is held by Brock Lesnar, who is in his record third reign. He won the title by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules on July 14, 2019. The WWE Champion is Kofi Kingston, who is in his first reign. He won the title on April 7, 2019 at WrestleMania 35 by defeating Daniel Bryan.

Secondary titles for male wrestlers include the WWE United States Championship on Raw and the WWE Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown. The United States Championship is held by AJ Styles, who is in his third reign. He won the title by defeating Ricochet at Extreme Rules on July 14, 2019. The Intercontinental Championship is held by Shinsuke Nakamura, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Finn Bálor on the Extreme Rules pre-show on July 14, 2019.

The WWE 24/7 Championship is a tertiary championship for male wrestlers and is shared across all five brands. It can be defended anytime, anywhere, as long as a WWE referee is present. It is held by SmackDown's R-Truth, who is in his record ninth reign. He won the title by defeating Drake Maverick on July 15, 2019 in Uniondale, New York on Raw.

Tag team championships for male wrestlers include the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship and the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The Raw Tag Team Championship is held by The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder), who are in their second reign, both as a team and individually. They won the title by defeating former champions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder and The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) in a triple threat match on the June 10, 2019 episode of Raw. The SmackDown Tag Team Championship is held by The New Day's Big E and Xavier Woods, who are in their record-tying fourth reign, both as a team and individually. They won the title by defeating former champions Daniel Bryan and Rowan and Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker) in a triple threat match at Extreme Rules on July 14, 2019.

At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy for female wrestlers are the WWE Raw Women's Championship and the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship—also designated as world championships. The Raw Women's Championship is held by Becky Lynch, who is in her first reign. She won the title in a Winner Take All triple threat match involving former champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35 on April 8, 2019. The SmackDown Women's Championship is held by Bayley, who is in her first reign. She won the title by cashing in her Money in the Bank contract on Charlotte Flair – who herself had just defeated Lynch to win the title – at Money in the Bank on May 19, 2019.

The WWE Women's Tag Team Championship is the only tag team championship for female wrestlers in WWE, and is shared between the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brands.[1] It is held by SmackDown's The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce), who are in their first reign, both as a team and individually. They won the title by defeating Nia Jax and Tamina, Natalya and Beth Phoenix, and inaugural champions The Boss 'n' Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) in a fatal four-way tag team match at WrestleMania 35 on April 7, 2019.

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is the only exclusive championship of the 205 Live brand and is for wrestlers 205 lb (93 kg) and under (referred to as cruiserweights); the only championship in WWE with a weight limit. The title is held by Drew Gulak, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating former champion Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa by pinning Tozawa in a triple threat match on the Stomping Grounds pre-show on June 23, 2019.

The top title of NXT is the NXT Championship. It is held by Adam Cole, who is in his first reign. He defeated Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: XXV on June 1, 2019. The secondary title of NXT is the NXT North American Championship, which is held by first-time title holder Velveteen Dream, who defeated Johnny Gargano on January 30, 2019 during the NXT tapings (aired February 20). 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 first-time champions, Street Profits, (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford). They defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutter and Wesley Blake), and The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish) in a fatal four-way ladder match to win the vacant titles at NXT TakeOver: XXV on June 1, 2019; previous champions The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) voluntarily relinquished the titles after being drafted to Raw.

The top title of NXT UK is the WWE United Kingdom Championship. It is held by Walter, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: New York on April 5, 2019, ending Dunne's reign at 685 days. The NXT UK Women's Championship is held by Toni Storm, who defeated inaugural title holder Rhea Ripley on January 12, 2019 at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool. The NXT UK Tag Team Championship is held by the team of Zack Gibson and James Drake, who defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) in a tournament final at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool on January 12, 2019 to become the inaugural champions.

Raw

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar Universal Champion.jpg Brock Lesnar 3 July 14, 2019 4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.
WWE Raw Women's Championship Becky Lynch WM34 crop (cropped).jpg Becky Lynch 1 April 8, 2019 101 East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35 in a winner takes all triple threat match that was also for Flair's WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.
WWE United States Championship Styles2 in April 2016.jpg AJ Styles 3 July 14, 2019 4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Ricochet at Extreme Rules.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Dash&Dawson.jpg The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
2 June 10, 2019 38 San Jose, California Defeated former champions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder and The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) in a triple threat match on Raw.

SmackDown

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Championship Kofi Kingston April 2014.jpg Kofi Kingston 1 April 7, 2019 102 East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35.
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Bayley April 2014 (cropped).jpg Bayley 1 May 19, 2019 60 Hartford, Connecticut Defeated Charlotte Flair at Money in the Bank by cashing in her Money in the Bank contract that she had won earlier that night; Flair herself had just won the title from Becky Lynch.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 2015.JPG Shinsuke Nakamura 1 July 14, 2019 4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Finn Bálor on the Extreme Rules pre-show.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship The New Day WrestleMania 32 Axxess.jpg The New Day
(Big E (center) and Xavier Woods (left))
4 July 14, 2019 4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker) and former champions Daniel Bryan and Rowan in a triple threat match at Extreme Rules

205 Live

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Drew Gulak Axxess 2018 crop.jpg Drew Gulak 1 June 23, 2019 25 Tacoma, Washington Defeated former champion Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa by pinning Tozawa in a triple threat match on the Stomping Grounds pre-show.

NXT

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
NXT Championship Adam Cole 2018.jpg Adam Cole 1 June 1, 2019 47 Bridgeport, Connecticut Defeated Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: XXV.
NXT North American Championship Velveteen Dream - 2019-04-25 - 03.jpg Velveteen Dream 1 January 30, 2019 169 Winter Park, Florida Defeated Johnny Gargano on NXT.
Aired on tape delay on February 20, 2019.
NXT Women's Championship Shayna Baszler NXT Women's Champion.jpg Shayna Baszler 2 October 28, 2018 263 Uniondale, New York Defeated Kairi Sane at Evolution.
NXT Tag Team Championship Dawkins and Ford.jpg Street Profits
(Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
1 June 1, 2019 47 Bridgeport, Connecticut Defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutter and Wesley Blake), and The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish) in a fatal four-way ladder match to win the vacant titles at NXT TakeOver: XXV.
Previous champions The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) voluntarily relinquished the titles after being drafted to Raw.

NXT UK

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE United Kingdom Championship WALTER-PWG.jpg Walter 1 April 5, 2019 104 Brooklyn, New York Defeated Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: New York.
NXT UK Women's Championship Toni storm.jpg Toni Storm 1 January 12, 2019 187 Blackpool, England Defeated Rhea Ripley at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool.
NXT UK Tag Team Championship Zack Gibson 2018.jpg James Drake and Zack Gibson (pictured) 1 January 12, 2019 187 Blackpool, England Defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) in the tournament final at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool to become the inaugural champions.

Unbranded

The 24/7 Championship is shared between all five brands, while the Women's Tag Team Championship is shared between Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. The colors indicate the home brand of the champions.

Raw SmackDown 205 Live NXT NXT UK
Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE 24/7 Championship R-Truth March 2015.jpg R-Truth 9 July 15, 2019 3 Uniondale, New York Pinned Drake Maverick in a hotel room on Raw.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship IIconics.png The IIconics
(Billie Kay and Peyton Royce)
1 April 7, 2019 102 East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated previous champions The Boss 'n' Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks), Beth Phoenix and Natalya, and Nia Jax and Tamina in a fatal four-way tag team match at WrestleMania 35.

References

  1. ^ Benigno, Anthony (February 18, 2019). "WWE Women's Tag Team Championships to be defended across Raw, SmackDown LIVE and NXT". WWE.com. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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