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.
Main article: List of Raw Women's Champions
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.