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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


NXT Champion Karrion Kross


Current NXT Champion: Karrion Kross


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, 2020212
Karrion KrossApril 8, 20211+


*updated on April 08th, 2021


Date and title confirmed for the next NXT TakeOver event

Date and title confirmed for the next NXT TakeOver event

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Top 5 WWE Superstars that were sent back to developmental 

Top 5 WWE Superstars that were sent back to developmental 

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WWE NXT: May 4 episode viewership and ratings revealed after a main event title change 

WWE NXT: May 4 episode viewership and ratings revealed after a main event title change 

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Karrion Kross laid out as NXT title contenders emerge

Karrion Kross laid out as NXT title contenders emerge

5 WWE NXT Championship challengers for Karrion Kross

5 WWE NXT Championship challengers for Karrion Kross

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Finn Balor provides an update on his WWE NXT status

Finn Balor provides an update on his WWE NXT status

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WWE NXT: April 20 episode viewership and ratings revealed with Kyle O'Reilly in the main event 

WWE NXT: April 20 episode viewership and ratings revealed with Kyle O'Reilly in the main event 

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WWE NXT: April 13 episode viewership and ratings revealed as Tuesday nights become black and gold

WWE NXT: April 13 episode viewership and ratings revealed as Tuesday nights become black and gold

Santos Escobar issues an open challenge; updated WWE NXT preview

Santos Escobar issues an open challenge; updated WWE NXT preview

5 feuds for Pete Dunne after WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver

5 feuds for Pete Dunne after WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver

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NXT TakeOver set the bar, Will WrestleMania 37 clear it?

NXT TakeOver set the bar, Will WrestleMania 37 clear it?

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NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 2 - Top 5 performers

NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 2 - Top 5 performers

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WWE News Roundup: Nikki Bella's message to John Cena, Sasha Banks drops WrestleMania spoiler, when will Roman Reigns retire? (April 9, 2021)

WWE News Roundup: Nikki Bella's message to John Cena, Sasha Banks drops WrestleMania spoiler, when will Roman Reigns retire? (April 9, 2021)

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Karrion Kross sounds a stark warning after becoming NXT Champion

Karrion Kross sounds a stark warning after becoming NXT Champion

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Twitter reacts to NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night Two

Twitter reacts to NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night Two

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Best and Worst of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night Two - Stage collapses during match; Missed opportunity with faction

Best and Worst of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night Two - Stage collapses during match; Missed opportunity with faction

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NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night Two Results- Cole & O'Reilly tear each other apart; New Champion crowned

NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night Two Results- Cole & O'Reilly tear each other apart; New Champion crowned

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Karrion Kross defeats Finn Balor to win the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver

Karrion Kross defeats Finn Balor to win the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver

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"One of the all-time greats" - Current WWE star hails Finn Balor [Exclusive]

"One of the all-time greats" - Current WWE star hails Finn Balor [Exclusive]

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5 Last-minute predictions for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 2

5 Last-minute predictions for NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 2

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