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NXT Championship
Date established:July 1, 2012
Past design(s)
NXT Championship
First champion(s)Seth Rollins
Most reignsSamoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura (2)
Longest reignFinn Balor (292 days)
Shortest reignSami Zayn (62 days)
Oldest championBobby Roode (39 years)
Youngest championBo Dallas (26 years)
Heaviest championBig E Langston (290 lb (130 kg))
Lightest championFinn Bálor (190 lb (86 kg))

The NXT Championship a professional wrestling world championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE for their developmental brand NXT. Introduced on July 1, 2012,


The championship was first introduced on the July 1, 2012 edition of NXT when NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes announced a "Gold Rush" tournament, featuring 4 developmental roster NXT Superstars and 4 main roster WWE Superstars competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Champion in a knockout system format. The first NXT Champion was crowned on July 26, 2012, with Seth Rollins defeating Jinder Mahal in the tournament finals.