WWE Championships

NXT Championship

NXT Championship

View the complete history of the NXT Championship. Who has held it? Who has the longest reign? Who has the shortest reign?

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NXT Championship

With a lineage that already includes WWE Superstars like Big E and Seth Rollins, the NXT Championship has quickly established itself as not only a major title but a gateway to bigger things for the breakout competitors of NXT. Want to see the future of WWE? Keep an eye on this championship.

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 the merger of FCW.

Source: WWE, Wikipedia

History

No.  Wrestler  Reign  Date  Days held  Location  Event 
14  Andrade “Cien” Almas  1  November 18, 2017  24+  Houston, Texas  NXT TakeOver: WarGames 
13  Drew McIntyre  1  August 19, 2017  91  Brooklyn, New York  NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III 
12  Bobby Roode  1  January 28, 2017  203  San Antonio, Texas  NXT TakeOver: San Antonio 
11  Shinsuke Nakamura  2  December 3, 2016  56  Osaka, Japan  NXT 
10  Samoa Joe  2  November 19, 2016  14  Toronto, Ontario  NXT TakeOver: Toronto 
9  Shinsuke Nakamura  1  August 20, 2016  91  Brooklyn, New York  NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II 
8  Samoa Joe  1  April 21, 2016  121  Lowell, Massachusetts  Live event 
7  Finn Bálor  1  July 4, 2015  292  Tokyo, Japan  The Beast in the East 
6  Kevin Owens  1  February 11, 2015  143  Winter Park, Florida  NXT TakeOver: Rival 
5  Sami Zayn  1  December 11, 2014  62  Winter Park, Florida  NXT TakeOver: R Evolution 
4  Adrian Neville  1  February 27, 2014  287  Winter Park, Florida  NXT Arrival 
3  Bo Dallas  1  May 23, 2013  280  Winter Park, Florida  NXT 
2  Big E Langston  1  December 6, 2012  168  Winter Park, Florida  NXT 
1  Seth Rollins  1  July 26, 2012  133  Winter Park, Florida  NXT 

Longest reign: Finn Balor (293 days)
Shortest reign: Samoa Joe (14 days)

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