The hierarchy of WWE‘s deep roster is based on 20 championship belts that are competed for on a regular basis. These championships, or ‘titles’, are divided across five unique brands, each featuring its own exclusive roster of superstars. The championships are often defended at pay-per-view events or on special episodes of weekly TV.
Each show’s championships are usually structured as a ‘Major’ singles championship (usually a World’s Championship or WWE Championship), a ‘mid-card’ singles championship, a Tag Team championship and a Women’s championship. These can sometimes be accompanied by extra, less marquee championship belts, such as the 24/7 or Cruiserweight championships, but as they are not strictly tied to a specific brand, they can often switch between them.
This definitive list details the current list of WWE Championships across the five brands of RAW, SmackDown Live, NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live.
WWE RAW Championships
RAW currently features 4 championships, held by a total of 5 superstars.
– WWE Championship
– RAW Women’s Championship
– United States Championship
– RAW Tag Team Championship
The oldest championship featured on RAW is the WWE Championship which has a history reaching back to the WWWF’s early days in the 1960’s. The WWE Championship has been won by 54 different superstars including the likes of: John Cena, Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Roman Reigns.
SmackDown Live Championships
SmackDown Live currently features 4 championships, held by a total of 5 superstars.
– WWE Universal Championship
– SmackDown Women’s Championship
– Intercontinental Championship
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The oldest championship featured on SmackDown Live is the Intercontinental Championship which was founded in 1979. The Intercontinental Championship has been won by 87 different superstars including the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho and Kane.
NXT has 5 championships, currently held by a total of 7 superstars.
– NXT Championship
– NXT Women’s Championship
– NXT North American Championship
– NXT Tag Team Championship
– NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship
The oldest championship in NXT is the NXT Championship which was founded in 2012. The NXT Championship has been held by 18 different superstars including: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Tommaso Ciampa and Shinsuke Nakamura.
NXT UK Championships
NXT UK features 4 championships held by a total of 5 superstars.
– NXT UK Championship
– NXT UK Heritage Cup
– NXT UK Women’s Championship
– NXT UK Tag Team Championship
The oldest championship on NXT UK is the NXT UK Championship which was founded in 2017. There have only been four wrestlers to hold this championship: Pete Dunne, WALTER, Ilja Dragunov and Tyler Bate.
Other WWE Championships
There are three other WWE championship titles that are regularly defended across all five brands. Where the champions are tied to a specific brand’s roster, the titles can be won by members of other rosters at cross-branded events.
– NXT Cruiserweight Championship
– WWE 24/7 Championship
– WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
The oldest championship here is the NXT Cruiserweight Championship which was founded in 2016. However, the 24/7 Championship, despite having a shorter lifespan, has over 150 recognised reigns and is competed for irrespective of gender and contractual status.
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