|Current champion(s)||Adrian Neville|
|Date won||February 27, 2014|
|Date established||August 2, 2012|
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.
ReignsEditAs 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.
The current champion is Adrian Neville, who defeated Bo Dallas in the first NXT pay-per-view NXT Arrival.
|Adrian Neville||Bo Dallas||NXT Arrival|