List of current champions in WWE

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WWE is a professional wrestling promotion based in 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. There are three active singles championships for male wrestlers, one active tag team championship, and one active championship for female wrestlers. Seven 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 August 26, 2016.

Current championships[edit]

At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy is the WWE World Championship and the WWE Universal Championship. The current WWE World Champion is Dean Ambrose, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank 2016 after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract. The WWE Universal Championship is vacant due to an injury to inaugural champion Finn Bálor.

There are two secondary titles in WWE, the WWE Intercontinental Championship and the WWE United States Championship. The Intercontinental Championship is currently held by The Miz, who is in his fifth reign. He won the title by defeating Zack Ryder on the April 4, 2016, edition of Raw. The United States Championship is currently held by Rusev, who is in his second reign. He won it by defeating Kalisto on May 22, 2016, at Extreme Rules.

The WWE Tag Team Championship is held by The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods), who are in second reign as a team (record-tying fourth for Kingston and second for Woods and Big E individually). They won the championships after Big E and Kingston defeated Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara), and previous champions The Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil and Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way tag team match at SummerSlam, with Woods also defending via the Freebird Rule. The inaugural holders of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship will be determine on September 11, 2016 at Backlash.

There are two championships available for female wrestlers, the WWE Women's Championship and the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship. The WWE Women's Championship is currently held by Charlotte, who is in her second reign. She won the title by defeating Sasha Banks at SummerSlam. The inaugural WWE SmackDown Women's Champion will be determined on September 11, 2016 at Backlash.

Raw[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship (cropped).jpeg Vacant August 21, 2016 Brooklyn, New York Inaugural champion Finn Bálor was forced to vacate the title due to injury. Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Big Cass and Roman Reigns will have a Fatal 4-Way match to determine the new champion on the August 29 episode of Raw.
WWE United States Championship United States Champion Rusev Wreslemania 31.jpg Rusev 2 May 22, 2016 96 Newark, New Jersey Defeated Kalisto at Extreme Rules.
WWE Tag Team Championship The New Day WWE Tag Team Champions Raw April 2016.jpg The New Day
(Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston)
2
(2, 2, 4)
August 23, 2015 369 Brooklyn, New York City, New York Big E and Kofi Kingston defeated Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) and previous champions The Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil and Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way tag team match at SummerSlam.
Woods is also recognized as champion via the Freebird Rule.
WWE Women's Championship Charlotte as the WWE Women's Champion Raw April 2016.jpg Charlotte 2 August 21, 2016 5 Brooklyn, New York City, New York Defeated Sasha Banks at SummerSlam.

SmackDown[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE World Championship Dean Ambrose with belt.jpg Dean Ambrose 1 June 19, 2016 68 Las Vegas, Nevada Defeated Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.
WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz as Intercontinental champion along Maryse Raw April 2016.jpg The Miz 5 April 4, 2016 144 Dallas, Texas Defeated Zack Ryder on Raw.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship WWE SmackDown Tag Titles.jpeg TBD September 11, 2016 Richmond, Virginia Inaugural champions will be crowned in an eight-team tournament including The Usos, The Ascension, American Alpha, Breezango, The Hype Bros, The Vaudevillains, Rhyno and Heath Slater, and another team to be named, with the finals taking place at Backlash
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship WWE SmackDown Women's Championship.jpg TBD September 11, 2016 Richmond, Virginia Inaugural champion will be crowned in a six-pack challenge match including Nikki Bella, Natalya, Carmella, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, and Becky Lynch at Backlash

NXT[edit]

NXT champions[edit]

WWE's NXT division features its own set of championships.

The top title is the NXT Championship, which is currently held by Shinsuke Nakamura, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Samoa Joe at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II[1]

The NXT 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 titles by defeating American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) at NXT TakeOver: The End.

The NXT Women's Championship is held by Asuka, who is in her first reign. She won the title by defeating Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas by submission.

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
NXT Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 2015-02.jpg Shinsuke Nakamura 1 August 20, 2016 6 Brooklyn, New York City, New York Defeated Samoa Joe at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II
NXT Tag Team Championship Dash&Dawson.jpg The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
2
(2,2)
June 8, 2016 79 Winter Park, Florida Defeated American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) at NXT TakeOver: The End.
NXT Women's Championship Asuka NXT Women's Champion NXT Takeover Dallas 2016.jpg Asuka 1 April 1, 2016 147 Dallas, Texas Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.

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