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NXT Championship
Current champion(s):Andrade "Cien" Almas
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 championAdrian Neville (194 lb (88 kg))

The NXT Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by WWE and is competed for exclusively in NXT Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute worked finishes.


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.