The WWE Women's Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the WWE promotion. It was introduced on April 3, 2016 at WrestleMania XXXII, to replace the WWE Divas Championship, which had been introduced alongside the original Women's Championship in 2008, before the titles were unified under the Divas Championship name in 2010. The WWE Women's Championship is a new, separate title that does not carry the lineage of the original Women's Championship.
On April 3, 2016, WWE Hall of Famer Lita appeared during the WWE WrestleMania 32 pre-show and, after recapping the history of women's wrestling in WWE, unveiled the brand-new championship belt and declared that WWE's women would no longer be referred to as WWE Divas, but as "Superstars" just as their male counterparts are. This came after several of WWE's female wrestlers had viewed the Diva term as a negative as they felt it diminished their role in the company to "eye candy" rather than as athletes. She then announced that the winner of the Triple Threat match between Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks later that night would become the first-ever champion. Charlotte became the inaugural champion on April 3, 2016.
The current champion is Charlotte, who is the inaugural holder. She defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks by submission in Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016 to win the title. The match was originally supposed to be for the WWE Divas Championship, which was held by Charlotte, but the title was retired with the unveiling of the new championship with a stipulation that whoever wins the Triple Threat Match, will be crowned as the new WWE Women's Champion as announced by WWE Hall of Famer, Lita.
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- Champion history - History of the wrestlers who have held the belt.
- Title matches - Matches in which the title was defended.
- Champion gallery - A gallery of all champions.