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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 May 26, 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 Jinder Mahal, who is in his first reign. He won the title at Backlash by defeating Randy Orton. The current WWE Universal Champion is Brock Lesnar, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Goldberg at WrestleMania 33.

Secondary titles in WWE include the WWE Intercontinental Championship for Raw and the WWE United States Championship for SmackDown. 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 Kevin Owens, who is in his second reign. He won the title by defeating Chris Jericho on the May 2, 2017, episode of SmackDown Live.

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 Alexa Bliss, who is in her first reign. She defeated Bayley at Payback. The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship is held by two-time champion Naomi. She won the title by defeating former champion Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Natalya, Mickie James and Becky Lynch in a six-pack challenge at WrestleMania 33.

The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship is currently held by The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy), who are in their first reign as a team and second for Matt individually. They won the titles by defeating Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Enzo Amore and Big Cass and Sheamus & Cesaro in a fatal-4-way ladder match at WrestleMania 33. The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship is held by first-time champions The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso). They won the titles by defeating American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) on the March 21, 2017, 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.

The WWE United Kingdom Championship 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. It is currently held by Pete Dunne, who defeated Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago on May 20,2017.

Raw[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar in March 2015.jpg Brock Lesnar 1 April 2, 2017 54 Orlando, Florida Defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 33.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose.jpg Dean Ambrose 2 January 3, 2017 143 Jacksonville, Florida Defeated The Miz on SmackDown Live.
WWE Raw Women's Championship Alexa Bliss as Raw Women's Champion.jpg Alexa Bliss 1 April 30, 2017 26 San Jose, California Defeated Bayley at Payback.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Neville in September 2016.jpg Neville 1 January 29, 2017 117 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Rich Swann at the Royal Rumble.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship The Hardy Boyz.jpg The Hardy Boyz
(Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy)
1
(2,1)
April 2, 2017 54 Orlando, Florida Defeated previous champions Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, Cesaro and Sheamus, and Enzo Amore and Big Cass in a fatal four-way tag team ladder match at WrestleMania 33.

SmackDown[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
WWE Championship Jinder Mahal 2015.jpg Jinder Mahal 1 May 21, 2017 5 Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Randy Orton at Backlash.
WWE United States Championship Kevin Owens in April 2016.jpg Kevin Owens 2 May 2, 2017 24 Fresno, California Defeated Chris Jericho on SmackDown Live.
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Naomi WrestleMania 32 Axxess.jpg Naomi 2 April 2, 2017 54 Orlando, Florida Defeated former champion Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Mickie James and Natalya in a six-pack challenge at WrestleMania 33.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Wwe tag team champions the usos.jpg The Usos
(Jey and Jimmy Uso)
1 March 21, 2017 66 Uncasville, Connecticut Defeated American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) 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 118 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 420 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 118 San Antonio, Texas Defeated #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
WWE United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne.jpg Pete Dunne 1 May 20, 2017 6 Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.

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