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NXT Championship
NXTChampionship
Details
Current
champion(s)
Bobby Roode
Date won July 10, 2019
Date created July 1, 2012
Promotion WWE
Brand NXT

The NXT Championship is a professional wrestling world championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on their brand NXT. Introduced on July 1, 2012, it is the top championship of NXT. Seth Rollins was the inaugural champion. The current champion is Bobby Roode, who is in his first reign.

The championship was first introduced on the July 1, 2012 edition of NXT when NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes announced a "Gold Rush" tournament, featuring four developmental roster NXT Superstars and four main roster WWE Superstars competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Champion in a knockout system format, replacing the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship that was retired in the same month after merger of FCW. The first NXT Champion was crowned on July 26, 2012, with Seth Rollins defeating Jinder Mahal in the tournament final. On November 19, 2016 at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Samoa Joe became the first performer to hold the championship on more than one occasion.

On April 1, 2017 at WrestleMania Axxess, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that all of the NXT titles would be redesigned. The new titles were unveiled at NXT TakeOver: Orlando that same night and given to the winners of their respective matches.

Title historyEdit

Reigns Edit

No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held
1 Seth Rollins 1 July 26, 2012 133
2 Big E Langston 1 December 6, 2012 168
3 Bo Dallas 1 May 23, 2023 280
4 Adrian Neville 1 February 27, 2014 287
5 Sami Zayn 1 December 11, 2014 62
6 Kevin Owens 1 February 11, 2015 143
7 Finn Bálor 1 July 4, 2015 292
8 Baron Corbin 1 April 21, 2016 121
9 William Regal 1 August 20, 2016 92
10 Baron Corbin 2 November 19, 2016 14
11 William Regal 2 December 3, 2016 56
12 Baron Corbin 3 January 28, 2017 203
13 Shinsuke Nakamura 1 August 19, 2017 82
14 Samoa Joe 1 November 8, 2017 134
15 Shinsuke Nakamura 2 March 21, 2018 77
16 Hideo Itami 1 June 6, 2018 136
17 Apollo Crews 1 October 20, 2018 193
18 Shinsuke Nakamura 3 May 1, 2019 70
19 Bobby Roode 1 July 10, 2019 295+

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Baron Corbin 3 335
2 Bobby Roode † 1 295+
3 Finn Bálor 1 292
4 Adrian Neville 1 287
5 Bo Dallas 1 280
6 Shinsuke Nakamura 3 229
7 Apollo Crews 1 193
8 Big E Langston 1 168
9 William Regal 2 148
10 Kevin Owens 1 143
11 Hideo Itami 1 136
12 Samoa Joe 1 134
13 Seth Rollins 1 133
14 Sami Zayn 1 62

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