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List of current champions in WWE

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WWE is a 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 one male, one female, and one tag team championship on NXT. There is also one championship representing the United Kingdom which was created to be the centerpiece of an upcoming UK-based brand, but in the interim, it is being defended in NXT.

Between the three currently active brands, 16 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 February 28, 2017.

Current championships[edit]

At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy are the WWE Championship on SmackDown and the WWE Universal Championship on Raw. The current WWE Champion is Bray Wyatt, who is in his first reign. He won the title on February 12, 2017, by defeating former champion John Cena, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, The Miz and Dean Ambrose in an Elimination Chamber match at Elimination Chamber. The current WWE Universal Champion is Kevin Owens, who is in his first reign. He won the vacant title by defeating Big Cass, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination match on the August 29, 2016, edition of Raw.

Secondary titles in WWE include the WWE Intercontinental Championship for SmackDown and the WWE United States Championship for Raw. The Intercontinental Championship is currently held by Dean Ambrose, who is in his second reign. He won the title by defeating The Miz on the January 3, 2017, episode of SmackDown Live. The United States Championship is currently held by Chris Jericho, who is in his first reign. He won it by defeating Roman Reigns in a handicap match with Kevin Owens as his partner on the January 9, 2017, episode of Raw.

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is part of the Raw brand and is for wrestlers 205 lb (93 kg) and under. It is defended on Raw and the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live.[1] It was also defended once at an NXT house show.[2] The title is currently held by Neville, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Rich Swann at the Royal Rumble on January 29, 2017.

The WWE Raw Women's Championship is currently held by Bayley in her first reign. She defeated Charlotte Flair on February 13, 2017, on Raw. The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship is held by two-time champion Alexa Bliss. She won the vacant title by defeating Becky Lynch on the February 21, 2017 edition of SmackDown Live.

The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship is currently held by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, who are in their first reign as a team. They won the titles by defeating Cesaro and Sheamus at the Royal Rumble on January 29, 2017, in a match that had two referees. The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship is held by first-time champions American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan). They won the titles by defeating Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Usos, and previous champions Luke Harper and Randy Orton of The Wyatt Family in a four corners elimination match on the December 27, 2016, episode of SmackDown Live.

The top title of NXT is the NXT Championship, which is currently held by Bobby Roode, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Shinsuke Nakamura on January 28, 2017, at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio. The NXT Women's Championship is held by first-time title holder Asuka. She won the title by defeating Bayley on April 1, 2016, at NXT TakeOver: Dallas. The NXT Tag Team Championship is held by first-time title holders The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar). They won the titles on January 28, 2017, by defeating #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.

On December 15, 2016, Triple H announced a new title, the WWE United Kingdom Championship. It is currently held by Tyler Bate, who won the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament that took place on January 14 and 15, 2017. The title is intended to be the top championship of an upcoming WWE Network show produced in the United Kingdom. Until then, the championship is being defended on NXT.

Raw[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Universal Championship Kevin Owens as Universal Champion in September 2016.jpg Kevin Owens 1 August 29, 2016 183 Houston, Texas Previous champion Finn Bálor was forced to vacate the championship due to a legitimate shoulder injury.
Owens won the vacant championship by defeating Big Cass, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins in a fatal four-way elimination match on Raw.
WWE United States Championship Y2J in April 2016.jpg Chris Jericho 1 January 9, 2017 50 New Orleans, Louisiana Jericho and Kevin Owens defeated Roman Reigns in a handicap match on Raw.
Jericho pinned Reigns to win the title.
WWE Raw Women's Championship Bayley NXT Takeover Dallas 2016.jpg Bayley 1 February 13, 2017 15 Las Vegas, Nevada Defeated Charlotte Flair on Raw.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Neville in September 2016.jpg Neville 1 January 29, 2017 30 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Rich Swann at the Royal Rumble.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in September 2016.jpg Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson 1 January 29, 2017 30 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Cesaro and Sheamus on the Royal Rumble pre-show in a match that had two referees.

SmackDown[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Championship Bray Wyatt 2014-04-07.jpg Bray Wyatt 1 February 12, 2017 16 Phoenix, Arizona Defeated former champion John Cena, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, The Miz, and Dean Ambrose in an Elimination Chamber match at Elimination Chamber.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose.jpg Dean Ambrose 2 January 3, 2017 56 Jacksonville, Florida Defeated The Miz on SmackDown Live.
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Alexa Bliss SmackDown Women's Champion 2016.jpg Alexa Bliss 2 February 21, 2017 7 Ontario, California Defeated Becky Lynch on SmackDown Live after previous champion Naomi vacated the title due to injury.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship American Alpha NXT Takeover Dallas 2016.jpg American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
1 December 27, 2016 63 Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Usos, and previous champions Luke Harper and Randy Orton of The Wyatt Family in a Four Corners Elimination Match on SmackDown Live.

NXT[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
NXT Championship Bobby Roode at HoH 14.jpg Bobby Roode 1 January 28, 2017 31 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
NXT Women's Championship Asuka NXT Women's Champion NXT Takeover Dallas 2016.jpg Asuka 1 April 1, 2016 333 Dallas, Texas Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.
NXT Tag Team Championship Authors of Pain NXT.jpg The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
1 January 28, 2017 31 San Antonio, Texas Defeated #DIY at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
WWE United Kingdom Championship Tyler Bate Cropped.jpg Tyler Bate 1 January 15, 2017 44 Blackpool, England Defeated Pete Dunne in the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament final.

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