Women's championships in WWE

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The Fabulous Moolah, WWE's inaugural women's champion, who is also recognized as the longest-reigning champion, holding the WWF Women's Championship from 1956 to 1984, when it was originally known as the NWA World Women's Championship.

The American professional wrestling promotion WWE has maintained several women's championships (except for two interims in the 1990s) since 1983, when the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) established the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship. One year later, the WWF bought the NWA Women's Championship and renamed it the WWF Women's Championship, establishing their first women's world championship. Although the title preceded the company's creation, the WWF claimed a lineage that began in 1956. Whenever the WWE brand extension has been implemented (2008–2010; 2016–present), separate women's championships have been created or allocated for each brand.

As if 2024, WWE promotes two singles championships on its main roster: the Women's World Championship on Raw and the WWE Women's Championship on SmackDown. WWE also promotes the NXT Women's Championship for WWE's developmental brand, NXT. The upcoming NXT Women's North American Championship was announced on April 6, 2024, at NXT Stand & Deliver. There is also a tag team championship, the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, which is defended across Raw, SmackDown, and NXT.

Overview of titles[edit]

World[edit]

Name Years
WWE Women's Championship (original version) 1956 – 2010 (became WWF property in 1984)
WWE Divas Championship 2008 – 2016
WWE Women's Championship (current version) 2016 – present
Women's World Championship 2016 – present

Developmental[edit]

Name Years
NXT Women's Championship 2013 – present
NXT UK Women's Championship 2018 – 2022
NXT Women's North American Championship 2024 – present

Tag Team[edit]

Name Years
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 1983 – 1989
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship 2018 – present
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship 2021 – 2023

Others[edit]

In addition to titles specifically designated for women, there were also two championships that were explicitly open to all challengers, regardless of gender. The following lists those two championships, the female wrestlers who won the titles, and the years the titles were active.

Name Wrestler Years
WWE Hardcore Championship Godfather's Ho, Mighty Molly, Trish Stratus, Terri 1998 – 2002
WWE 24/7 Championship Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, Alundra Blayze, Maria Kanellis, Carmella,
Tamina, Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Nikki A.S.H./Cross, Doudrop, Alexa Bliss, Referee Daphanie LaShaunn
2019 – 2022

Summary of championships[edit]

Singles championships[edit]

WWE Women's Championship (1956–2010)[edit]

The original WWE Women's Championship was the first women's world championship of WWE. Its origins predate the company's creation. On September 18, 1956, The Fabulous Moolah became the third NWA World Women's Champion. Moolah had worked for the northeastern United States-based Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC), a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), since the previous year.[1] In 1963, CWC seceded from the NWA and established itself as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF); it quietly rejoined the NWA in 1971. Moolah bought the rights to the championship in the 1970s and continued to defend the championship as the NWA World Women's Champion. The WWWF, renamed the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1979, withdrew from the NWA for good in 1983. Moolah then sold the championship's rights to the WWF in 1984, and she was recognized as the WWF Women's Champion.[2] Instead of beginning her reign in 1984, the WWF claimed the lineage of her reign from when she first became champion in 1956. The preceding champions and the title changes between 1956 and when Moolah lost it in 1984 are not recognized by WWE, although they are recognized by the NWA.[3] As a result, The Fabulous Moolah's first reign is considered to have lasted 28 years by the promotion.[4]

After the company was renamed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in May 2002, the championship was subsequently referred to as the WWE Women's Championship. With the WWE brand extension that began in March 2002, the Women's Championship at first was still defended on both the Raw and SmackDown brands, while most titles were exclusive to one brand.[5][6] In September, the Women's Championship became exclusive to Raw, but remained the sole championship contested by women until June 6, 2008, when a counterpart to the championship, called the WWE Divas Championship, was created for the SmackDown brand.[7][8] The titles switched brands after their respective title holders were drafted to the opposite brands in the 2009 WWE draft.[9][10] The Women's Championship was unified with the Divas Championship at Night of Champions in September 2010, creating the Unified WWE Divas Championship[11][12][13] and rendering the Women's Championship defunct as the unified title followed the lineage of the Divas Championship; shortly after, the title dropped the "Unified" moniker. The final Women's Champion was Layla, although Michelle McCool had defended the title in her place in the unification match.[14][15]

WWE Divas Championship (2008–2016)[edit]

Inaugural WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool

The WWE Divas Championship was the second women's world championship to be established by WWE. After several years of the WWE Women's Championship being contested exclusively on Raw, SmackDown established the Divas Championship on June 6, 2008, for their women's division. Its name was derived from WWE Divas, the term WWE had used at the time for the women's wrestlers. The inaugural champion was Michelle McCool.[7] The titles would switch brands after their respective title holders were drafted to the opposite brands in the 2009 WWE draft.[9] The following year at Night of Champions in September 2010, the Women's Championship was unified with the Divas Championship, creating the Unified WWE Divas Championship,[11] rendering the Women's Championship defunct as the unified title followed the lineage of the Divas Championship; shortly after, the title dropped the "unified" moniker and the first brand extension ended in August 2011.[14][15] The Divas Championship continued as the only women's championship of the main roster until 2016 when it was retired and replaced by a new WWE Women's Championship at WrestleMania 32 in April that year. The final Divas Champion was Charlotte Flair, at the time known simply as Charlotte.[16][17][18]

NXT Women's Championship (2013–present)[edit]

Inaugural NXT Women's Champion Paige, shown here with the original version (2013–2017) of the title belt.

The NXT Women's Championship is the women's championship for WWE's developmental brand, NXT. The title was established in April 2013 and the inaugural champion was Paige.[19][20][21] In September 2019, the title became one of WWE's three main women's titles when NXT became WWE's third major brand,[22][23] however, it reverted back to a developmental brand in September 2021.[24]

WWE Women's Championship (2016–present)[edit]

Charlotte Flair was the inaugural WWE Women's Champion, and she has held the most WWE championships out of any woman in the company's history at 17. She is shown here with the 2016–2023 version of the title belt.

The current WWE Women's Championship is the third women's world championship established by WWE and is currently the women's championship of the SmackDown brand. The title was unveiled at WrestleMania 32 in April 2016 to replace the Divas Championship. This came after the term "Diva" was scrutinized by some commentators, fans, and several past and present WWE female performers who were in favor of changing the championship to the Women's Championship. The division itself was also changed from being called the Divas division to being called the Women's division. This newer championship does not share its title history with the original WWE Women's Championship that was contested between 1956 and 2010. The inaugural champion was Charlotte Flair, who at the time simply went by Charlotte.[16][17][18]

Following the reintroduction of the brand extension in July 2016, reigning champion Charlotte Flair was drafted to the Raw brand, making the championship exclusive to Raw. In response, SmackDown created the SmackDown Women's Championship as its counterpart. The WWE Women's Championship was subsequently renamed as the Raw Women's Championship to reflect its exclusivity to that brand.[25][26] As a result of the 2023 WWE Draft, the championships switched brands,[27] and the Raw Women's Championship reverted back to its original name of WWE Women's Championship on the June 9, 2023, episode of SmackDown.[28][29][30]

Women's World Championship (2016–present)[edit]

Inaugural Women's World Champion Becky Lynch, who won the title as the SmackDown Women's Championship.

The Women's World Championship is the fourth women's world championship established by WWE and is currently the women's championship of the Raw brand. Originally introduced as the SmackDown Women's Championship, its creation came as a result of the reintroduction of the brand extension in July 2016, after reigning WWE Women's Champion Charlotte Flair was drafted to the Raw brand, making the championship exclusive to Raw and renamed to Raw Women's Championship. In response, SmackDown created the SmackDown Women's Championship on August 23, 2016. The inaugural champion was Becky Lynch.[25] As a result of the 2023 WWE Draft, the championships switched brands despite their namesakes.[27] The Raw Women's Championship reverted to its original name while the SmackDown Women's Championship was renamed as Women's World Championship on the June 12, 2023, episode of Raw.[31]

NXT UK Women's Championship (2018–2022)[edit]

Inaugural NXT UK Women's Champion Rhea Ripley

The NXT UK Women's Championship was the women's championship of NXT UK, a sister brand of NXT based in the United Kingdom. Established in 2018, the inaugural champion was Rhea Ripley.[32][33] After the announcement of the closure of NXT UK, the title was unified into the NXT Women's Championship at Worlds Collide in September 2022. Meiko Satomura is recognized as the final champion.[34]

NXT Women's North American Championship (2024–present)[edit]

At NXT Stand & Deliver on April 6, 2024, the WrestleMania week event for WWE's developmental brand NXT, the NXT Women's North American Championship was announced by the brand's General Manager Ava. This title will be the equivalent to the men's NXT North American Championship, marking the first-ever secondary women's championship in WWE.[35][36] At Week 2 of Spring Breakin', Ava announced that the inaugural champion will be crowned at Battleground in a six-woman ladder match.[37]

Tag team championships[edit]

WWF Women's Tag Team Championship (1983–1989)[edit]

The WWF Women's Tag Team Championship was the company's first women's tag team championship, established in 1983. In 1983, reigning NWA Women's World Tag Team Champions Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria joined the WWF. As the WWF had withdrawn from the NWA, which owned the championship, McIntyre and Victoria were recognized as the first WWF Women's Tag Team Champions.[38][39] The championship continued until 1989, when the promotion abandoned it due to lack of performers in the division. The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) were the final champions.[40]

WWE Women's Tag Team Championship (2018–present)[edit]

Inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The Boss 'n' Hug Connection (Sasha Banks and Bayley)

The WWE Women's Tag Team Championship was introduced on the December 24, 2018, episode of Raw[41] and is the only women's tag team championship in WWE, shared by the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brands. After three decades of not having a women's tag team championship and with large support from fans and female wrestlers alike, the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship was established and then debuted in 2019. The Boss 'n' Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) became the inaugural champions at Elimination Chamber in February. The title was originally established to be defended across the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brands.[42] However, in March 2021, after a dispute over the title, the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship was established, thus the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship became no longer available to NXT.[43] On the June 23, 2023, episode of SmackDown, reigning WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler defeated the reigning NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn in a unification match where the NXT title was unified into the WWE title, retiring the NXT title and subsequently making the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship available to NXT again.[44]

NXT Women's Tag Team Championship (2021–2023)[edit]

The NXT Women's Tag Team Championship was the women's tag team championship of WWE's developmental brand NXT. The title was established on the March 10, 2021, episode of NXT, where NXT General Manager William Regal unveiled the championship, naming Dakota Kai and Raquel González as the first champions, due to the controversial ending of their match for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship the week prior and their having won the first Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.[43] It would be a short-lived championship, as two years later on the June 23, 2023, episode of SmackDown, reigning WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler defeated reigning NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn in a unification match where the NXT title was unified into the WWE title, subsequently retiring the NXT title with Fyre and Dawn recognized as the final champions.[44][45]

Champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

The following list shows the women wrestlers that are currently holding all active women's championships in WWE.

Championship Champion Reign Date won Days held[46] Location Notes
World championships
Women's World Championship Becky Lynch 5 April 22, 2024 32+ Columbus, Ohio Last eliminated Liv Morgan in a 15-woman battle royal on Raw to win the vacant title. Previous champion Rhea Ripley had to relinquish the title due to injury.
WWE Women's Championship
(current version)
Bayley 2 April 7, 2024 47+ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Iyo Sky at WrestleMania XL Night 2.
Secondary championships
NXT Women's Championship Roxanne Perez 2 April 6, 2024 48+ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated Lyra Valkyria at Stand & Deliver.
NXT Women's North American Championship TBD 1 June 9, 2024 N/A Enterprise, Nevada A six-woman ladder match at Battleground will determine the inaugural champion.
Tag team championships
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill 1 May 3, 2024 21+ Miami, Florida Defeated The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) on Backlash France.

Retired championships[edit]

The following list shows retired women's championships and the final female title holders before the belts were deactivated in WWE.

Championship Final champion(s) Reign Date retired Days held Notes
Singles championships
WWE Women's Championship
(original version)
Layla 1 September 19, 2010 131 The championship was unified into the WWE Divas Championship. Michelle McCool defended the title in place of Layla in the unification match.
WWE Divas Championship Charlotte Flair 1 April 3, 2016 196 The championship was retired and replaced by a new WWE Women's Championship.
Secondary championships
NXT UK Women's Championship Meiko Satomura 1 September 4, 2022 451 The championship was unified into the NXT Women's Championship. The actual length of Satomura's reign is undeterminable as the actual date she won the title is unknown. The number shown is what WWE recognizes based on air dates.
Tag team championships
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship The Glamour Girls
(Judy Martin and Leilani Kai)
2
(2, 2)
February 14, 1989 251 The championship was abandoned due to a lack of female tag teams.
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn 1
(1, 1)
June 23, 2023 83 The championship was unified into the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.

Inaugural championship holders[edit]

The following list shows the inaugural holders for each women's championship created and/or promoted by WWE.

Championship Holder(s) Date Notes
World championships
WWE Women's Championship
(original version)
The Fabulous Moolah September 18, 1956 On this date, Moolah became the third NWA World Women's Champion. WWE claims this date as the creation of their title and does not recognize any title changes of the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) title until Moolah lost it in 1984. Shortly before Moolah lost the title, the WWF bought the rights to the title and renamed it WWF Women's Championship.
Wendi Richter is the first woman to win the title under the WWF banner.
WWE Divas Championship Michelle McCool July 20, 2008
WWE Women's Championship
(current version)
Charlotte Flair April 3, 2016
Women's World Championship Becky Lynch September 11, 2016 Won the title as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Tag team championships
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship Princess Victoria and Velvet McIntyre May 13, 1983 They were the reigning NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), but became the inaugural WWF Women's Tag Team Champions upon joining the WWF.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship The Boss 'n' Hug Connection
(Bayley and Sasha Banks)
February 17, 2019
Developmental championships
NXT Women's Championship Paige May 30, 2013 WWE recognizes that Paige won the title on June 5, 2013, when the match aired on tape delay.
NXT UK Women's Championship Rhea Ripley August 26, 2018 WWE recognizes that Ripley won the title on November 28, 2018, when the match aired on tape delay.
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Dakota Kai and Raquel González March 10, 2021
NXT Women's North American Championship TBD TBD The method in which the inaugural champion is being determined has not been announced yet.

Superlative reigns[edit]

Ten longest[edit]

World championships[edit]

The following list shows the top 10 recognized longest women's championship reigns in WWE history. This does not include the Fabulous Moolah's first reign as WWF Women's Champion as it was not under the WWF banner.

No. Champion Title Reign Days recognized
1 Rockin' Robin WWF Women's Championship 1 501
2 Trish Stratus WWE Women's Championship 6 447
3 Sherri Martel WWF Women's Championship 1 440
4 Bianca Belair WWE Raw Women's Championship 1 419
5 Becky Lynch WWE Raw Women's Championship 1 398
6 Bayley WWE SmackDown Women's Championship 2 379
7 Rhea Ripley Women's World Championship[a] 1
8 The Fabulous Moolah WWF Women's Championship 2
9 Alundra Blayze WWF Women's Championship 2 348
10 Nikki Bella WWE Divas Championship 2 300

Tag team championships[edit]

The following list shows the top 10 longest women's tag team championship reigns in WWE history.

No. Champion Title Reign Length
(days)
Notes
1 The Glamour Girls
(Judy Martin and Leilani Kai)
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 1 906
2 Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria 1 574 McIntyre and Victoria were the reigning NWA Women's World Tag Team Champions upon the WWF's withdrawal from the National Wrestling Alliance and were recognized as the first WWF Women's Tag Team Champions, which ended the lineage of the NWA title.
3 The Glamour Girls
(Judy Martin and Leilani Kai)
2 251
4 Desiree Petersen and Velvet McIntyre 1 237
5 Katana Chance and Kayden Carter NXT Women's Tag Team Championship 1 186
6 The Kabuki Warriors
(Asuka and Kairi Sane)
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship 1 171 or 172 The event that they lost the title was taped across two days, and it is not known which date they lost the titles. WWE recognizes The Kabuki Warriors' reign as lasting 180 days due to tape delay.
7 Toxic Attraction
(Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne)
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship 1 158
8 The Jumping Bomb Angels
(Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno)
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 1 136
9 Carmella and Queen Zelina WWE Women's Tag Team Championship 1 132
10 Natalya and Tamina 1 129

Longest per championship[edit]

The following list shows the longest reigning champion for each singles and tag team women's championship.

No. Champion Title Reign Dates held Length
(days)
Notes
1 The Fabulous Moolah WWE Women's Championship (original version) 1 September 18, 1956 – September 17, 1966 3,651 During this reign, the title was known as the NWA World Women's Championship and was renamed the WWF Women's Championship when the WWF bought the rights to the championship in 1984. WWE recognizes this reign as lasting 10,170 days (September 18, 1956 – July 23, 1984) as they do not recognize the title changes of the NWA World Women's Championship between 1956 and 1984.
2 The Glamour Girls
(Judy Martin and Leilani Kai)
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 1 August 1, 1985 - January 24, 1988 906
3 Kay Lee Ray NXT UK Women's Championship 1 August 31, 2019 – June 10, 2021 649 The actual date that she lost the title is unknown, but WWE recognizes 649 days due to tape delay.
4 Asuka NXT Women's Championship 1 April 1, 2016 – August 24, 2017 510 WWE recognizes this reign as lasting 523 days (April 1, 2016 – September 6, 2017) due to tape delay.
5 Bianca Belair WWE Women's Championship (current version) 1 April 2, 2022 – May 27, 2023 420 WWE recognizes this reign as lasting 419 days.
During this reign, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship.
6 Bayley Women's World Championship 2 October 11, 2019 – October 25, 2020 380 WWE recognizes this reign as lasting 379 days.
During this reign, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Rhea Ripley 1 April 1, 2023 – April 15, 2024 380 WWE recognizes this reign as lasting 379 days.
She won the title as the SmackDown Women's Championship. The title became the Women's World Championship on June 12, 2023.
7 Nikki Bella WWE Divas Championship 2 November 23, 2014 – September 20, 2015 301 WWE recognizes this reign as lasting 300 days.
8 Katana Chance and Kayden Carter NXT Women's Tag Team Championship 1 August 2, 2022 – February 4, 2023 186
9 The Kabuki Warriors
(Asuka and Kairi Sane)
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship 1 October 6, 2019 – March 25 or 26, 2020 172 or 171 The event that they lost the title was taped across two days, and it is not known which date they lost the titles. WWE recognizes The Kabuki Warriors' reign as lasting 180 days (October 6, 2019 – April 4, 2020) due to tape delay.

Most per championship[edit]

The following list shows the wrestlers with the most reigns for each women's championship created and/or promoted by WWE.

No. Champion Title No. of
Reigns
Notes
1 Trish Stratus WWE Women's Championship (original version) 7 In reality, The Fabulous Moolah had the most reigns at 8. She first won the championship when it was called the NWA World Women's Championship and it was renamed the WWF Women's Championship when the WWF bought the rights to the championship in 1984, which was what the title was known as for her subsequent reigns. However, WWE only recognizes that Moolah held the championship four times as they do not recognize the title changes of the NWA World Women's Championship from 1956 to 1984. During Stratus' first reign, the title was known as the WWF Women's Championship.
2 Charlotte Flair Women's World Championship 7 During all seven of her reigns, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
3 WWE Women's Championship (current version) 6 During her second through sixth reigns, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship. She was also the inaugural holder of the title.
4 Asuka WWE Women's Tag Team Championship 4
5 AJ Lee WWE Divas Championship 3
Eve Torres
6 Charlotte Flair NXT Women's Championship 2
Shayna Baszler
Roxanne Perez
7 Dakota Kai and Raquel González NXT Women's Tag Team Championship 2
Toxic Attraction
(Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne)
8 The Glamour Girls
(Judy Martin and Leilani Kai)
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 2
9 Kay Lee Ray NXT UK Women's Championship 1 There were only four reigns between four women during the title's four-year existence.
Meiko Satomura
Rhea Ripley
Toni Storm

Most total reigns[edit]

Singles championships[edit]

The following list shows the wrestlers who have the most reigns in total for women's singles championships, combining all titles they have held as recognized by WWE. This list also shows the titles that they won to achieve this record (minimum of five reigns).

No. Champion Titles No. of Reigns Notes
1 Charlotte Flair 16 Flair was the last Divas Champion and the inaugural WWE Women's Champion, with the latter known as the Raw Women's Championship from her second through sixth reigns.
During her reigns with the Women's World Championship, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
She is also the only woman to have held as many different championships.
In terms of women's world championships, Flair is a 14-time world champion as the NXT Women's Championship is not considered a world championship retroactive to her 2nd reign with the title.
2 Sasha Banks 7 During her second through fifth reigns with the WWE Women's Championship, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship.
During her reign with the Women's World Championship, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Becky Lynch During her first four reigns with the Women's World Championship, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship and she was the inaugural champion.
During her reigns with the WWE Women's Championship, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship.
Lynch is the only wrestler to have held both titles at the same time.
Trish Stratus During her first reign, the title was known as the WWF Women's Championship.
5 Mickie James 6 In reality, Mickie James is a 12-time world champion. She is a 6-time TNA Knockouts World Champion, but the company doesn't recognize her reigns with that title.
6 Alexa Bliss 5 During her reigns with the WWE Women's Championship, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship.
During her reigns with the Women's World Championship, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Bliss was the first wrestler to have won both titles.
Melina
Asuka During her first two reigns with the WWE Women's Championship, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship; it reverted to WWE Women's Championship during her third reign.
During her reign with the Women's World Championship, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Bayley During her first reign with the WWE Women's Championship, the title was known as the Raw Women's Championship.
During her reigns with the Women's World Championship, the title was known as the SmackDown Women's Championship.

Tag team championships[edit]

The following list shows the wrestlers who have the most reigns in total for women's tag team championships, combining all titles they have held as recognized by WWE. This list also shows the titles that they won to achieve this record (minimum of three reigns).

No. Champion Titles No. of reigns Notes
1 Raquel Rodriguez 5 For her two reigns with the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, she was known as Raquel González and she was one-half of the inaugural championship team. She became Raquel Rodriguez before winning her first WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.
2 Asuka 4
Dakota Kai Kai was one-half of the inaugural NXT Women's Tag Team Champions.
3 Alexa Bliss 3
Iyo Sky She was known as Io Shirai when she held the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship. She became Iyo Sky before winning her first WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.
Nikki Cross She was known as Nikki A.S.H. during her third reign.
Sasha Banks Banks was one-half of the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.
Shayna Baszler

Most combined days as champions[edit]

The following list shows the top 10 female wrestlers based on their most combined days as champions in WWE history.

Indicates this wrestler is currently holding a championship
Rank Wrestler Titles won Number of reigns Combined days as champion
1 The Fabulous Moolah WWE Women's Championship (original) 4 10,775
2 Charlotte Flair WWE Divas Championship (1 time)
NXT Women's Championship (2 times)
WWE Women's Championship (current version, 6 times)
Women's World Championship (7 times)
16 ¤ 1,315
3 Asuka NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
WWE Women's Championship (current version, 3 times)
Women's World Championship (1 time)
5 1,007
4 Becky Lynch WWE Women's Championship (current version, 2 times)
Women's World Championship (5 times, current)
NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
8 887+
5 Bayley NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
WWE Women's Championship (current version, 2 times, current)
Women's World Championship (2 times)
5 866+
6 Trish Stratus WWE Women's Championship (original) 7 828
7 Rhea Ripley NXT UK Women's Championship (1 time)
NXT Women's Championship (1 time)
WWE Women's Championship (current version, 1 time)
Women's World Championship (1 time)
4 ¤ 715
8 Kay Lee Ray NXT UK Women's Championship 1 649
9 Beth Phoenix WWE Women's Championship (original version, 3 times)
WWE Divas Championship (1 time)
4 571
10 Bianca Belair Women's World Championship (1 time)
WWE Women's Championship (current version, 2 times)
3 553

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ripley won the Women's World Championship as the SmackDown Women's Championship. The title was renamed in June 2023 during her reign.

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