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WWE NXT Championship

With a lineage that already includes elite WWE Superstars like Big E and Seth Rollins, the NXT Championship has quickly established itself as not only a major title, but a gateway to bigger things for the breakout competitors of NXT. Want to see the future of sports-entertainment? Keep an eye on this championship.

Keith Lee is the reigning WWE NXT Champion. He is also the first-ever WWE Superstar to hold the NXT Championship and NXT North American Championship simultaneously.


  1. List of NXT Champions


Current NXT Champion: Finn Bálor


Current NXT Champion: Finn Bálor


List of NXT Champions


ChampionDateDays recog.
Seth RollinsJuly 26, 2012133
Big EDecember 6, 2012153
Bo DallasMay 23, 2013260
NevilleFebruary 27, 2014286
Sami ZaynDecember 11, 201462
Kevin OwensFebruary 11, 2015142
Finn BálorJuly 4, 2015292
Samoa JoeApril 21, 2016121
Shinsuke NakamuraAugust 20, 201691
Samoa JoeNovember 19, 201613
Shinsuke NakamuraDecember 3, 201656
Robert RoodeJanuary 28, 2017202
Drew McIntyreAugust 19, 201791
AndradeNovember 18, 2017139
Aleister BlackApril 7, 2018108
Tommaso CiampaJuly 18, 2018237
Johnny GarganoApril 5, 201956
Adam ColeJune 1, 2019403
Keith LeeJuly 8, 202044
Karrion KrossAugust 22, 20204
VacatedAugust 26, 2020-
Finn BálorSeptember 8, 20207+


*updated on September 09th, 2020


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Twitter Reacts to WWE NXT (13th January 2021): Xavier Woods, Karrion Kross, and others comment on this week's episode

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5 Talking Points from WWE NXT (13th January 2021) - Massive debut takes place, a new challenger for NXT Championship emerges 

"We're proving to ourselves and to the audience that we could go in the ring" - Fandango on Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

"We're proving to ourselves and to the audience that we could go in the ring" - Fandango on Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

NXT Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic brackets revealed

NXT Men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic brackets revealed

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3 Reasons why Finn Balor should bring back the Demon King in NXT and 2 reasons why he should not

Bronson Reed wants to win the WWE NXT Championship

Bronson Reed wants to win the WWE NXT Championship

WWE NXT (6th January 2021): 5 Talking Points - Major tournament announced, Finn Balor retains his title 

WWE NXT (6th January 2021): 5 Talking Points - Major tournament announced, Finn Balor retains his title 

Twitter reactions from NXT New Year's Evil (6th January 2021) - Triple H, Karrion Kross, and others comment on tonight's show

Twitter reactions from NXT New Year's Evil (6th January 2021) - Triple H, Karrion Kross, and others comment on tonight's show

New Year's Evil Results: Brutal end to Grudge Match; Top Champion pinned

New Year's Evil Results: Brutal end to Grudge Match; Top Champion pinned

"My mindset is on creating something new" - NXT Champion Finn Balor on the status of the Demon King [Exclusive]

"My mindset is on creating something new" - NXT Champion Finn Balor on the status of the Demon King [Exclusive]

Tonight's WWE NXT will no longer feature the Fight Pit

Tonight's WWE NXT will no longer feature the Fight Pit

"I'm going out there to do what I love" - Finn Balor opens up ahead of NXT Championship match at New Year's Evil [Exclusive]

"I'm going out there to do what I love" - Finn Balor opens up ahead of NXT Championship match at New Year's Evil [Exclusive]

Finn Balor talks not relinquishing NXT Championship after suffering broken jaw; ready for return after 3-month hiatus [Exclusive]

Finn Balor talks not relinquishing NXT Championship after suffering broken jaw; ready for return after 3-month hiatus [Exclusive]

WWE NXT: New Year's Evil predictions

WWE NXT: New Year's Evil predictions

Io Shirai and the Undisputed Era win big at the NXT Year-End Awards 2020 

Io Shirai and the Undisputed Era win big at the NXT Year-End Awards 2020 

WWE NXT (30th December 2020): Talking Points - A surprise from RAW, Champion retains his title

WWE NXT (30th December 2020): Talking Points - A surprise from RAW, Champion retains his title

Top five pivotal moments in the Wednesday Night War in the last 12 months

Top five pivotal moments in the Wednesday Night War in the last 12 months

WWE NXT Talking Points (23rd December, 2020) - Fight Pit match announced, Massive brawl steals the show

WWE NXT Talking Points (23rd December, 2020) - Fight Pit match announced, Massive brawl steals the show

Top 5 WWE performers of the week (December 13- December 19, 2020)

Top 5 WWE performers of the week (December 13- December 19, 2020)

Details on a new NXT show being created by Triple H

Details on a new NXT show being created by Triple H

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