NXT Championship
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Current champion(s) Adrian Neville
Date won February 27, 2014
Promotion WWE
Date established August 2, 2012
The NXT Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by WWE is competed for exclusively in WWE NXT, 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 August 2, 2012 edition of NXT when NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes announced a "Gold Rush" tournament, featuring five developmental roster NXT Superstars and five 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.


Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Richie Steamboat Pin
 Leo Kruger
 Richie Steamboat
Jinder Mahal Sub
Jinder Mahal Sub
 Bo Dallas
 Jinder Mahal
Seth Rollins Pin
Seth Rollins Pin
 Drew McIntyre
Seth Rollins Pin
 Michael McGillicutty
Michael McGillicutty Pin
 Justin Gabriel


As of March 2, 2014, all champions have held the title once. At 280 days, Bo Dallas' reign is the longest in the title's history, while Seth Rollins was the inaugural champion.
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Current Champion Adrian Neville

The current champion is Adrian Neville, who defeated Bo Dallas in the first NXT pay-per-view NXT Arrival.

Current ChampionEdit

Champion: Defeated: Event: Note: Defenses:
Adrian Neville Bo Dallas NXT Arrival
Current World Wrestling Entertainment Championships
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE United States Championship
WWE Tag Team Championship
WWE Divas Championship
NXT Championship
NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT Women's Championship
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