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NikkiCross

Current champion Nikki Cross

The WWE Raw Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand. Along with the SmackDown Women's Championship on the SmackDown brand, it is one of the two women's titles of the promotion. The current champion is Nikki Cross, who is in her first reign.

Introduced as the WWE Divas Championship on April 5, 2010 on Raw. Michelle McCool became the inaugural champion, when she last eliminated Natalya in an eight woman free for all match.

The title was renamed to the WWE Women's Championship on August 28, 2016 at SummerSlam, when then champion Lita declared that the women of the company where no longer divas. She then destroyed the Divas Championship with a sledgehammer before introducing the newly designed Women's Championship. The championship was renamed to the WWE Raw Women's Championship after champion Asuka was drafted to the Raw brand and SmackDown created the SmackDown Women's Championship.

The inaugural champion was Michelle McCool. Nikki Bella's 20-day reign is the shortest in the title's history, while Paige has the longest single reign at 274 days, and the longest combined reign at 501 days.

Nikki Cross is the current champion in her first reign. She won the title by defeating former champion Alexa Bliss at the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event on July 26, 2020.

Title historyEdit

Names Edit

Name Years
WWE Divas Championship April 5, 2010 – August 28, 2016
WWE Women's Championship August 28, 2016 – April 3, 2020
WWE Raw Women's Championship April 3, 2020 – present

Reigns Edit

No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Event
1 Michelle McCool 1 April 5, 2010 104 Raw
2 Maryse 1 July 18, 2010 64 Money in the Bank
3 Eve Torres 1 September 19, 2010 35 Night of Champions
4 Maryse 2 October 24, 2010 161 Hell in a Cell
5 Mickie James 1 April 3, 2011 77 WrestleMania
6 Michelle McCool 2 June 19, 2011 56 Capitol Punishment
7 Natalya 1 August 14, 2011 98 SummerSlam
8 Kelly Kelly 1 November 20, 2011 28 Survivor Series
9 Gail Kim 1 December 18, 2011 63 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
10 Melina 1 February 19, 2012 92 Elimination Chamber
11 Maryse 3 May 20, 2012 56 Over the Limit
12 Beth Phoenix 1 July 15, 2012 64 Money in the Bank
13 Layla 1 September 16, 2012 64 Night of Champions
14 Maryse 4 November 18, 2012 70 Survivor Series
15 Eve Torres 2 January 27, 2013 50 Royal Rumble
16 Nikki Bella 1 March 18, 2013 20 Raw
17 Layla 2 April 7, 2013 70 WrestleMania III
18 Kharma 1 June 16, 2013 133 Payback
19 Beth Phoenix 2 October 27, 2013 190 Hell in a Cell
20 Lita 1 May 4, 2014 140 Extreme Rules
21 AJ Lee 1 September 21, 2014 84 Night of Champions
22 Kaitlyn 1 December 14, 2014 114 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
23 Paige 1 April 6, 2015 50 Raw
24 AJ Lee 2 May 24, 2015 64 Payback
25 Paige 2 July 26, 2015 274 Battleground
26 Brie Bella 1 April 25, 2016 127 Raw
27 Lita 2 August 28, 2016 113 SummerSlam
28 Trish Stratus 1 December 18, 2016 162 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
29 Paige 3 May 29, 2017 85 Raw
30 Lita 3 August 20, 2017 162 SummerSlam
31 Layla 3 January 28, 2018 92 Royal Rumble
32 Lita 4 April 29, 2018 57 Extreme Rules
33 Trish Stratus 2 June 24, 2018 127 Money in the Bank
34 Paige 4 October 28, 2018 92 Hell in a Cell
35 Eva Marie 1 January 27, 2019 211 Royal Rumble
36 Natalya 2 August 25, 2019 29 SummerSlam
37 Brie Bella 2 September 22, 2019 220 Night of Champions
38 Asuka 1 April 5, 2020 21 WrestleMania X
39 Alexa Bliss 1 April 26, 2020 92 Payback
40 Nikki Cross 1 July 26, 2020 252+ Great Balls of Fire

List of combined reignsEdit

MichelleMcCool

Inaugural champion Michelle McCool

Maryse

Record tying four-time champion Maryse

Paige

Paige is the longest reigning champion in history, with a record of 274 days

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Paige 4 501
2 Lita 4 472
3 Maryse 4 351
4 Brie Bella 2 347
5 Trish Stratus 2 289
6 Beth Phoenix 2 253
7 Nikki Cross † 1 252+
8 Layla 3 226
9 Eva Marie 1 211
10 Michelle McCool 2 160
11 AJ Lee 2 148
12 Kharma 1 133
13 Natalya 2 127
14 Kaitlyn 1 114
15 Alexa Bliss 1 92
Melina 1 92
17 Eve Torres 2 85
18 Mickie James 1 77
19 Gail Kim 1 63
20 Kelly Kelly 1 28
21 Asuka 1 21
22 Nikki Bella 1 20