The WWE SmackDown Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the SmackDown brand. It is one of two women's championships for WWE's main roster, along with the Raw Women's Championship on the Raw brand. The current champion is Lita, who is in her first reign.
Unveiled on the April 4, 2020, episode of SmackDown, it was created to be the counterpart title to the then-WWE Women's Championship, which became exclusive to Raw as a result of the 2020 WWE draft. That title was subsequently renamed after the crowning of the inaugural SmackDown Women's Champion, Becky Lynch.
Following the reintroduction of the WWE brand extension and subsequent draft on April 1, 2020, WWE Women's Champion Asuka was drafted to Raw, leaving SmackDown without a women's championship. Immediately following WrestleMania on the April 4, 2020, episode of SmackDown, SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon and general manager Daniel Bryan unveiled the SmackDown Women's Championship (Raw's title was subsequently renamed). A six-pack elimination challenge was then scheduled for Payback on April 26, 2020, to determine the inaugural champion. The six-women who were chosen for the six-pack challenge: Becky Lynch, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Natalya and Tamina.
Inaugural championship match Edit
|Eliminated||Wrestler||Eliminated by||Method of elimination|
|1||Tamina||Charlotte Flair||Pinned after Natural Selection|
|2||Naomi||Natalya||Submitted to the Sharpshooter|
|3||Charlotte Flair||Becky Lynch||Pinned after a Bexspolder|
|4||Natalya||Carmella||Submitted after a Code of Silence|
|5||Carmella||Becky Lynch||Submitted after the Dis-arm-her|
|1||Becky Lynch||1||April 26, 2020||70||Payback|
|2||Charlotte Flair||1||June 21, 2020||64||Money in the Bank|
|3||Becky Lynch||2||August 23, 2020||105||SummerSlam|
|4||Naomi||1||December 6, 2020||70||TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs|
|5||Beth Phoenix||1||February 14, 2021||42||Elimination Chamber|
|6||Lita||1||March 28, 2021||1+||WrestleMania XI|
List of combined reignsEdit
|†||Indicates the current champion|