What is the NXT Championship in WWE?
Know what the meaning and importance of NXT Championship in WWE is. Read to know everything about the history of this championship.
The NXT Championship is a professional wrestling championship. It’s a brand of WWE. It was promoted by the American professional Wrestling WWE. The first reign of the inaugural champion was won by Seth Rollins. After him the second reign and the current champion is Bron Breakker. In September 2019, the promotion of NXT began by WWE as its third Brand when NXT made a vast television network with the USA.
In June 2012, NXT Championship replaced Florida Championship Wrestling, as their developmental territory. On 26th of July the NXT Championship made its branding and first title in turn replacing FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. The announcement of an eight-man single-elimination tournament was announced by the NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes which involved four wrestlers from NXT and four from WWE’s competing to be crowned the first champion.
It also became an option for Royal Rumble match winners in 2020, for the Women’s Championship in the NXT. In August 2022, WWE announced that the NXT UK brand will relaunch in Europe in 2023. Second reign champion Bron Breakker defeated NXT United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate on September 4, 2022 to unify the United Kingdom Championship into the NXT Championship.
The champion holders were 12 and the longest and shortest reigns were ‘403’ days and ‘2’ days from 2020-2022. And from 2010-2019 the champion holders were ‘18’ and the longest and shortest reigns were ‘403’ days and ‘13’ days. Samoa Joe won the championship at the age of 42 and also won a title – ‘The Oldest Champion’.
Bo Dallas won the championship at the age of 22 and also won a title of ‘The Youngest Champion’. The NXT North American Championship was introduced on 7 March 2018. The first champion of the NXT North American Championship is Adam Cole and the current champion is Wes Lee.
William Regal announced triple threat matches to qualify for the ladder matches at NXT North American Championship to take over NXT XXX. The NXT Championship champions were Seth Rollins, Big E Langston, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Bron Breakker, Dolph Ziggler. 20 men have held the championship over 27 combined reigns. The Brand’s top prize was held by Seth Rollins.