Tiffany Stratton Became The 100th Woman To Win A WWE Championship – WWE crowned a new NXT Women’s Champion on Sunday night at the Battleground event as Tiffany Stratton defeated Lyra Valkyria for the title in the tournament finals to decide the new title holder.
This marked Stratton’s first championship in WWE. With the win, Tiffany becomes the seventeenth NXT Women’s Champion in history, joining the likes of Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Paige, and Mandy Rose.
Queens of Wrestling also noted on Twitter that Tiffany Stratton made history at NXT Battleground as she became the 100th woman in the history of WWE to win a WWE Championship.
The company did a storyline where Valkyria entered the bout with a knee injury thanks to a kendo stick attack by Cora Jade on NXT last Tuesday night.
The finish saw Stratton hit her Prettiest Moonsault Ever and pinned Valkyria. The title had been vacated by an injured Indi Hartwell earlier this month as she was called up to the main roster as part of this year’s Draft and put on RAW.
To get to this point, Stratton defeated Gigi Dolin in the first round and Roxanne Perez in the semifinals while Valkyria defeated Kiana James and Jade.
Tiffany Stratton wins the NXT Women’s Championship and makes history by becoming the 100th Woman in history to win a WWE Championship.— QOW | Queens of Wrestling (@QOWrestlin) May 29, 2023
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