The NXT Women's Championship was first introduced on April 5, 2013, at WrestleMania Axxess. On the May 30, 2013 NXT tapings (episode aired on June 5), Stephanie McMahonannounced that there would be a tournament, featuring four developmental Divas and four Divas from the main roster competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in a knockout system format. On June 20, 2013, Paige became the first NXT Women's Champion defeating Emma in the tournament finals.
Mandy Rose is the reigning NXT Women's Champion after defeating Raquel González at NXT Halloween Havoc. At Worlds Collide 2022, Rose defeated Blair Davenport and NXT UK Women's Champion Meiko Satomura to unify the two titles.