WWE Women's Championship (1956–2010)

former championship created by the National Wrestling Alliance and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE

The WWE Women's Championship was a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment fought for by women's wrestlers. In 2010 the title was unified with the WWE Divas Championship and retired.

WWE Women's Championship
Layla, the last Women's Champion, with the belt.
Date establishedSeptember 18, 1956
Date retiredSeptember 19, 2010
Other name(s)

A new WWE Women's Championship replaced the Divas title at WrestleMania 32 in 2016. It does not continue the histories of the old Women's Championship or the Divas Championship.



The WWF Women's Championship has descended from the National Wrestling Alliance World Women's Championship when The Fabulous Moolah became champion and held the title close to 30 years.[2] The Title became inactive in 1990 when Rockin' Robin left the WWF. In 1993 Alundra Blayze won the title. However it became Inactive after Blayze dropped the title into a garbage can live on WCW Monday Nitro. This incident forced her to give up the title.

The WWF Women's Championship was then reactivated in September 1998 when Jacqueline won a match against Sable.

Layla, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Melina and Beth Phoenix are the only women in the history of the WWE to hold both the WWE Women's Championship and WWE Divas Championship.[3][4]

Final champion


The final champion was Layla who defeated Beth Phoenix in a two-on-one handicap match with Michelle McCool on SmackDown and McCool self-proclaimed herself as the co-Women's Champion. The title was unified with the WWE Diva's Championship on September 19, 2010 and retired.



  1. "Mickie's third Reign". WWE.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2007-10-23.
  2. "WWE "Women's Championship" | Fabulous Moolah | 09/18/1956 - 07/23/1984". Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  3. "History of the Women's Championship". Retrieved 2009-11-09.
  4. "History of the Divas Championship". Retrieved 2009-11-09.


  1. The Fabulous Moolah technically became the first WWF Women's Champion in 1984, but as per WWE's official title history, she became the first champion in 1956 when she won the NWA World Women's Championship.
  2. The Fabulous Moolah technically has the most reigns at eight, but the WWE does not list title changes from 1956 until 1984. As officially listed by WWE, Moolah only has four reigns and Trish Stratus has the most reigns at seven.
  3. As per WWE's official title history. The Fabulous Moolah's real consecutive number of days as champion is 3,651 days, which is still the longest reign. Moolah first lost the championship in 1966, but WWE does not list title changes from 1956 until 1984.

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