List of NXT Women's Champions

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The NXT Women's Championship[1] is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the NXT brand. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. The inaugural champion was Paige, who won the title on NXT on June 20, 2013.[2] Roxanne Perez is the current champion in her second reign. She defeated Lyra Valkyria during Stand and Deliver on April 6, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Record-tying two-time and current champion Roxanne Perez.

As of May 21, 2024, overall, there have been 20 reigns between 17 champions and three vacancies. Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler and Roxanne Perez are tied for the most reigns at two. Asuka is the longest reigning champion at 510 days,[3] beginning on April 1, 2016, and ending on August 24, 2017; however, WWE recognizes the reign as 522 days, with it ending on September 6, 2017, the date the episode in which she vacated the title aired on tape delay.[4][5] Indi Hartwell has the shortest reign at 31 days, with it ending on May 2, 2023, the date she vacated the championship.[6] Paige is the youngest champion, winning it at the age of 20, while Shayna Baszler is the oldest, winning the championship at 37. Only three women have held the title for a continuous reign of one year (365 days) or more: Asuka, Shayna Baszler, and Mandy Rose.

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days recog. Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 Paige June 20, 2013 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 308 273 Defeated Emma in the finals of an eight-woman single-elimination tournament to become the inaugural champion.
WWE recognizes Paige's reign as beginning on July 24, 2013, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[7][8]
Vacated April 24, 2014 NXT Baltimore, MD NXT General Manager John "Bradshaw" Layfield stripped Paige of the title when she moved on to the main roster after winning the WWE Divas Championship. [9]
2 Charlotte May 29, 2014 TakeOver Winter Park, FL 1 258 258 Defeated Natalya in the finals of an eight-woman single-elimination tournament to win the vacant championship. [10]
3 Sasha Banks February 11, 2015 TakeOver: Rival Winter Park, FL 1 192 191 This was a fatal four-way match, also involving Bayley and Becky Lynch. [11]
4 Bayley August 22, 2015 TakeOver: Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY 1 223 223 [12]
5 Asuka April 1, 2016 TakeOver: Dallas Dallas, TX 1 510 522 WWE recognizes Asuka's reign as ending on September 6, 2017, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [13]
Vacated August 24, 2017 NXT Winter Park, FL After suffering a collarbone injury at TakeOver: Brooklyn III, Asuka relinquished the title.
Aired on tape delay on September 6, 2017.
[14][15][16]
6 Ember Moon November 18, 2017 TakeOver: WarGames Houston, TX 1 140 139 This was a fatal four-way match for the vacant title also involving Kairi Sane, Nikki Cross, and Peyton Royce. [17]
7 Shayna Baszler April 7, 2018 TakeOver: New Orleans New Orleans, LA 1 133 132 [18]
8 Kairi Sane August 18, 2018 TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 Brooklyn, NY 1 71 71 [19]
9 Shayna Baszler October 28, 2018 Evolution Uniondale, NY 2 416 416 [20][21][22]
10 Rhea Ripley December 18, 2019 NXT Winter Park, FL 1 98 or 99 108 WWE recognizes Ripley's reign as ending on April 5, 2020, when the following match aired on tape delay. [23]
11 Charlotte Flair March 25 or March 26, 2020 WrestleMania 36
Part 2
Orlando, FL 2 73 or 74 63 Formerly known as just Charlotte.
WrestleMania was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is unknown which day this match was taped.[24]
WWE recognizes Flair's reign as beginning on April 5, 2020, when the match aired on tape delay.
[25]
12 Io Shirai June 7, 2020 TakeOver: In Your House Winter Park, FL 1 304 304 This was a triple threat match, also involving Rhea Ripley, who Shirai pinned to win the title. [26]
13 Raquel González April 7, 2021 TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
Night 1
Orlando, FL 1 202 201 [27]
14 Mandy Rose October 26, 2021 NXT 2.0:
Halloween Havoc
Orlando, FL 1 413 413 This was a Trick or Street Fight match.
On September 4, 2022 at Worlds Collide, Rose defeated Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport in a triple threat match to unify the NXT UK Women's Championship into the NXT Women's Championship. The NXT UK Women's Championship was retired with Rose going forward as the unified NXT Women's Champion.
[28]
15 Roxanne Perez December 13, 2022 NXT Orlando, FL 1 109 108 [29]
16 Indi Hartwell April 1, 2023 Stand & Deliver Los Angeles, CA 1 31 31 This was a six-way ladder match also involving Gigi Dolin, Lyra Valkyria, Tiffany Stratton, and Zoey Stark.
As a result of the 2023 WWE Draft, Hartwell was drafted to Raw.
[30]
Vacated May 2, 2023 NXT Orlando, FL Indi Hartwell voluntarily relinquished the title as she was drafted to Raw in the 2023 WWE Draft and also due to a foot injury. [6]
17 Tiffany Stratton May 28, 2023 Battleground Lowell, MA 1 107 107 Defeated Lyra Valkyria in the finals of an eight-woman single-elimination tournament to win the vacant championship. [31]
18 Becky Lynch September 12, 2023 NXT Orlando, FL 1 42 42 [32]
19 Lyra Valkyria October 24, 2023 NXT:
Halloween Havoc

Night 1
Orlando, FL 1 165 164 [33]
20 Roxanne Perez April 6, 2024 Stand & Deliver Philadelphia, PA 2 45+ 45+ [34]

Combined reigns[edit]

The inaugural and youngest champion Paige
One-time and longest-reigning champion until Asuka, her singular reign lasted 510 days (522 days as recognized by WWE due to tape delay)
Record-tying two-time and longest combined-reigning champion Shayna Baszler held the title for a combined total of 549 days (548 days as recognized by WWE)

As of May 21, 2024.

Indicates the current champion
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest length is considered
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
rec. by WWE
1 Shayna Baszler 2 549 548
2 Asuka 1 510 522
3 Mandy Rose 1 413
4 Charlotte Flair 2[a] ¤331 321
5 Paige 1 308 273
6 Io Shirai 1 304
7 Bayley 1 223
8 Raquel González 1 202 201
9 Sasha Banks 1 192 191
10 Lyra Valkyria 1 165 164
11 Roxanne Perez 2 154+ 153+
12 Ember Moon 1 140 139
13 Tiffany Stratton 1 107
14 Rhea Ripley 1 ¤98 108
15 Kairi Sane 1 71
16 Becky Lynch 1 42
17 Indi Hartwell 1 31

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ She was known as just Charlotte during her first reign.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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