The NXT UK Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE for their developmental brand NXT UK. It is one of two women's championships for WWE's developmental brands, along with the NXT Women's Championship on the NXT.
The title was announced on June 18, 2018 during the first night of the United Kingdom Championship Tournament and unveiled during the NXT UK tapings on August 25. Rhea Ripley is the inaugural and current champion.
Inaugural 2018 Tournament
Championship belt design
The championship is nearly identical to its male counterpart, the WWE United Kingdom Championship. Like the United Kingdom Championship, the center plate is modeled after the United Kingdom's royal coat of arms, featuring a lion and a horse (instead of the traditional unicorn) on either side of the arms. One notable difference is that the center plate on the women's championship has the NXT UK logo inside of the shield instead of just the WWE logo like the men's title has; atop the shield are the crown jewels. Above the arms is a banner that reads "United Kingdom", directly below the shield is a banner that reads "Women's", and below that is a banner that reads "Champion". Like the men's belt, the women's features two side plates, both separated by gold divider bars, with removable round sections that can be replaced with the current champion's logo; the default plates feature the WWE logo on the globe. Like the Raw Women's Championship and SmackDown Women's Championship, the plates of the NXT UK Women's Championship are on a white leather strap and the belt is smaller than the men's.