NXT Title History

NXT Title History – The NXT championship was first introduced on the July 1, 2012 episode of NXT when NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes announced a Gold Rush tournament, involving four developmental roster wrestlers and four main roster wrestlers competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Champion in a single elimination tournament. Seth Rollins became the first NXT Champion by defeating Jinder Mahal in the tournament finals on July 26, 2012.

Here is a list of NXT Champions:

Name Date Days Held Location
Seth Rollins 7/26/12 133 Winter Park, FL
Big E Langston 12/6/12 168 Winter Park, FL
Bo Dallas 5/23/13 280 Winter Park, FL
Adrian Neville 2/27/14 287 Winter Park, FL
Sami Zayn 12/11/14 62 Winter Park, FL
Kevin Owens 2/11/15 143 Winter Park, FL
Finn Bálor 7/4/15 292 Tokyo, Japan
Samoa Joe 4/21/16 121 Lowell, MA
Shinsuke Nakamura 8/20/16 91 Brooklyn, NY
Samoa Joe 11/19/16 14 Toronto, Ontario
Shinsuke Nakamura 12/3/16 56 Osaka, Japan
Bobby Roode 1/28/17 203 San Antonio, TX
Drew McIntyre 8/19/17 91 Brooklyn, NY
Andrade “Cien” Almas 11/18/17 140 Houston, TX
Aleister Black 4/7/18 102 New Orleans, LA
Tommaso Ciampa 7/18/18 238 Winter Park, FL
Vacated 3/13/19 Winter Park, FL
Johnny Gargano 4/5/19 56 Brooklyn, NY
Adam Cole 6/1/19 403 Bridgeport, CT
Keith Lee 7/8/20 45 Winter Park, FL
Karrion Kross 8/22/20 4 Winter Park, FL
Vacated 8/26/20 Winter Park, FL
Finn Balor 9/8/20 212 Winter Park, FL
Karrion Kross 4/8/21 C Winter Park, FL

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