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For the first WWE Women's Championship see WWE Women's Championship.

The WWE Women's Championship is a Women's championship in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown brand.


On April 3, 2016, WWE Hall of Famer Lita appeared during the WrestleMania 32 pre-show and, after recapping the history of women's professional 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 "WWE Superstars" just as their male counterparts are. This came after the term "Diva" was scrutinized by some commentators, fans, and several past and present WWE female performers, including then-Divas Champion Charlotte, who were in favor of changing the championship to the Women's Championship. It was also changed because some WWE female wrestlers felt it diminished their athletic abilities and relegated them to "eye candy". Lita then announced that the winner of the Divas Championship triple threat match between Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks later that night would become the first-ever WWE Women's Champion, subsequently retiring the Divas Championship. Charlotte, the final Divas Champion, became the inaugural WWE Women's Champion when she defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.

Following the reintroduction of the brand extension, then champion Charlotte was drafted to the Raw brand on the July 19, 2016 premiere episode of SmackDown Live, making the championship exclusive to Raw. In response, SmackDown created the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship on August 23, 2016. The WWE Women's Championship was subsequently renamed to reflect its exclusivity to Raw.

When the title was introduced, it shared its name with the original Women's Championship. However, the new title does not share the same title history of the original WWE Women's Championship which was unified with the Divas Championship in 2010, with the combined title inheriting the latter's lineage and history. WWE acknowledges the original championship as its predecessor, and notes that the lineage of female champions dates back to The Fabulous Moolah's reign in 1956.

In 2023 on the June 9th episode of SmackDown then champion Asuka was presented with a new championship belt and the championship was renamed back to the WWE Women's Championship.


Charlotte Flair, then known simply as Charlotte, was the inaugural champion. Charlotte Flair has the most reigns with six. Bianca Belair's first title reign is the longest at 420 days while Charlotte Flair's fifth reign is the shortest at 1 day. Asuka is the oldest champion, winning the championship at the age of 41, while Sasha Banks is the youngest as she was 24 years, 181 days old when she won the title for the first time.

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A new WWE Women's Title is revealed WrestleMania 32 Kickoff

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