WWE Women's Championship

championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE

The WWE Women's Championship is a wrestling championship in WWE competed for by women of the SmackDown brand. It was created on April 3, 2016 at WrestleMania 32 and replaced the WWE Divas Championship as the women's title in WWE. Between September 2016 and June 2023 it was called the WWE Raw Women's Championship and was exclusive to the Raw brand.

WWE Women's Championship
Iyo Sky with the second championship design (2023-present)
Details
PromotionWWE
BrandSmackdown
Date establishedApril 3, 2016
Current champion(s)Bayley
Date wonApril 7, 2024
Other name(s)
WWE Raw Women's Championship

History

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At WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016, Lita announced that a new WWE Women's Championship would be created. In the process, the Divas Championship would be retired.[1] Later in the night, the Divas Champion Charlotte beat Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks to win the new Women's Championship.[2]

The title shares its name with the old Women's Championship. However, the new title does not share the same title history as the original.[3] The first Women's Championship was unified with the Divas Championship in 2010. As result, they combined their histories.[4][5]

In the draft that took place on July 19, 2016, Charlotte was drafted to Raw and the title was renamed "WWE Raw Women's Championship" on September 5.[3] It became exclusive to SmackDown on April 28, 2023, when champion Bianca Belair was drafted there. It got its old name back on June 9 and its design was also changed.[6][7]


Reigns

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Charlotte Flair, the first and record-holding six-time champion, with the first design of the belt (2016-2023)
Reign The reign number
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Charlotte 1 April 3, 2016 113 Arlington, Texas WrestleMania 32 This was a triple threat match[broken anchor]. It also involves Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks. Charlotte beat Lynch by submission to win the title. The Divas Championship which Charlotte held before the match was retired. [8]
2 Sasha Banks 1 July 25, 2016 27 Pittsburgh, PA Raw [9]
3 Charlotte Flair 2 August 21, 2016 43 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam [10]
4 Sasha Banks 2 October 3, 2016 27 Los Angeles, CA Raw [11]
5 Charlotte Flair 3 October 30, 2016 29 Boston, MA Hell in a Cell This was a Hell in a Cell match. [12]
6 Sasha Banks 3 November 28, 2016 20 Charlotte, NC Raw This was a falls count anywhere match. [13]
7 Charlotte Flair 4 December 18, 2016 57 Pittsburgh, PA Roadblock: End of the Line This was a 30-minute Iron Woman match. Charlotte won 3–2 in sudden death overtime. [14]
8 Bayley 1 February 13, 2017 76 Las Vegas, NV Raw [15]
9 Alexa Bliss 1 April 30, 2017 112 San Jose, CA Payback [16]
10 Sasha Banks 4 August 20 2017 9 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam
11 Alexa Bliss 2 August 23 2017 223 Memphis, TN Raw
12 Nia Jax 1 April 8 2018 71 New Orleans, LA WrestleMania 34
13 Alexa Bliss 3 June 18 2018 63 Rosemont, IL Money In The Bank Cashed in her Money In The Bank contract to win.
14 Ronda Rousey 1 August 19 2018 232 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam
15 Becky Lynch 1 April 8, 2019 373 East Rutherford, NJ WrestleMania 35 This was a winner takes all triple threat match for both the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championships, also involving Charlotte Flair who defended the SmackDown Women's Championship. Lynch pinned Rousey to win both titles.
16 Asuka 1 April 15, 2020 96 Stamford, CT Money in The Bank Defeated Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, Nia Jax, and Shayna Baszler in the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match. The briefcase was originally supposed to contain a contract but, on the May 11, 2020, episode of Raw, Becky Lynch announced that because she was pregnant, she would give up the belt and put it in the briefcase with the winner getting the title. The match was shown on tape delay on May 10, 2020.
17 Sasha Banks 5 July 20, 2020 34 Orlando, FL Raw In this match the title was allowed to change hands on a countout pinfall, submission, or disqualification
18 Asuka 2 August 23, 2020 231 Orlando, FL SummerSlam
19 Rhea Ripley 1 April 11, 2021 98 Tampa, FL WrestleMania 37 Night 2
20 Charlotte Flair 5 July 18, 2021 1 Fort Worth, TX Money in the Bank
21 Nikki A.S.H. 1 July 19, 2021 33 Dallas, TX Raw
22 Charlotte Flair 6 August 21, 2021 62 Paradise, NV SummerSlam This was a triple threat match which also included Rhea Ripley.
23 Becky Lynch 2 October 22, 2021 162 Wichita, KS SmackDown As a result of the 2021 WWE Draft, then-SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch was drafted to Raw while Charlotte Flair was drafted to SmackDown. WWE official Sonya Deville had the two women exchange championships.
24 Bianca Belair 1 April 2, 2022 420 Arlington, TX WrestleMania 38 Night 1 The title became exclusive to the SmackDown brand following the 2023 WWE Draft.
25 Asuka 3 May 27, 2023 70 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Night of Champions The title's name changed to WWE Women's Championship on June 9, 2023.
26 Bianca Belair 2 August 5, 2023 <1 Detroit, MI SummerSlam This was a triple threat match, also involving Charlotte Flair.
27 Iyo Sky 1 246 This was Sky's Money in the Bank cash-in match.
28 Bayley 2 April 7, 2024 69+ Philadelphia, PA WrestleMania XL
Night 2
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Combined reigns

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As of June 15, 2024.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
recognized by WWE
1 Becky Lynch 2 535 559
2 Bianca Belair 2 420 419
3 Alexa Bliss 3 398 396
4 Asuka 3 397 379
5 Charlotte Flair 6 305
6 Iyo Sky 1 315
7 Ronda Rousey 1 232 231
8 Sasha Banks 5 116 106
9 Rhea Ripley 1 98 97
10 Bayley 2 145+ 144+
11 Nia Jax 1 70
12 Nikki A.S.H. 1 33 32
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References

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  2. Clapp, John (April 3, 2016). "Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Triple Threat Match)". WWE. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "WWE Women's Championship". wwe.com.
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  5. WWE Staff (April 3, 2016). "All-new WWE Women's Championship introduced at WrestleMania". WWE. Retrieved April 3, 2016. Lita introduced the all-new WWE Women's Championship at WrestleMania, and revealed that Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch will compete for this title tonight.
  6. Barnett, Jake (June 9, 2023). "WWE Friday Night Smackdown results (6/9): Barnett's review of Jey Uso's decision, Asuka presented with the WWE Women's Championship belt, MITB qualifiers featuring Butch vs. Baron Corbin, Santos Escobar vs. Mustafa Ali, Michin vs. Bayley, and Shotzi vs. Iyo Sky". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 9, 2023.
  7. Flanagan, Neal (June 9, 2023). "New WWE Women's Championship belt presented to Asuka". POST Wrestling. Retrieved June 9, 2023.
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  17. Powell, Jason (April 7, 2024). "WrestleMania XL results: Powell's live review of night two with Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the WWE Universal Championship with Bloodline Rules, Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 7, 2024.

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