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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.

History

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.

Current champion

The current champion is Johnny Gargano. He defeated Adam Cole for the vacant championship on April 5, 2019 at NXT TakeOver: New York.

Tournaments

Past Designs

See also

External links

Current WWE Championships
RAW Smackdown NXT NXT UK 205 Live
Universal Championship WWE Championship NXT Championship United Kingdom Championship Cruiserweight
United States Intercontinental NXT North American
Raw Tag Team SmackDown Tag Team NXT Tag Team United Kingdom Tag Team
Raw Women's SmackDown Women's NXT Women's United Kingdom Women's
Women's Tag Team
24/7 Championship