2020 in professional wrestling

2020 in professional wrestling describes the current year's events in the world of professional wrestling.

List of years in professional wrestling

The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the professional wrestling industry worldwide in 2020. Many promotions cancelled or postponed booked events. Other promotions, such as All Elite Wrestling and WWE, instead held events behind closed doors.

List of notable promotionsEdit

These promotions are holding notable shows throughout 2020.
* indicates promotions that had scheduled events but were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promotion Name Abbreviation Notes
All Elite Wrestling AEW
All Japan Pro Wrestling* AJPW
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre CMLL
DDT Pro-Wrestling DDT The "DDT Pro-Wrestling" name has been solely used since 2004, but the DDT abbreviation had previously stood for the promotion's original name Dramatic Dream Team.
Dragon Gate*
Impact Wrestling Impact
International Wrestling Revolution Group IWRG
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide AAA The "AAA" abbreviation has been used since the mid-1990s and had previously stood for the promotion's original name Asistencia Asesoría y Administración.
Major League Wrestling MLW
National Wrestling Alliance NWA
New Japan Pro-Wrestling NJPW
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla PWG
Ring of Honor ROH
The Crash Lucha Libre The Crash
WWE The "WWE" name has been solely used since 2011; it is an orphaned initialism that stood for World Wrestling Entertainment for the wrestling promotion, which is still the legal name of the company.
WWE divides its roster into five storyline divisions – referred to as brands where wrestlers exclusively perform on their respective weekly television programs. Raw, SmackDown, and NXT are their three main brands, while NXT UK and 205 Live are specialty brands that are promoted under the NXT banner.

Calendar of notable showsEdit

JanuaryEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
1 CMLL Sin Piedad Mexico City, Mexico Dulce Gardenia defeated Kawato-San in a two out of three falls Lucha de Apuestas (hair versus hair)
IWRG Cinco Luchas en Jaula Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico Demonio Infernal defeated Fuerza Guerrera Nueva Generacion, Pasion Cristal, Ave Rex, Emperador Azteca, El Hijo del Alebrije in a Steel cage match for the "Briefcase of Glory" and the vacant IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship [1]
4 CMLL El Ultimo Vuelo del Rey del Guaguanco Mexico City, Mexico Ángel de Oro, Atlantis Jr., Niebla Roja, and Shocker defeated El Felino, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, and Rey Bucanero in a Best two-out-of-three falls eight-man tag team match[2] The first of two Mr. Niebla tribute shows held by CMLL.
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan Kazuchika Okada (c) defeated Kota Ibushi to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship First Tokyo Dome Show to take place over two nights. The second night (January 5) featured the retirement match for Jushin Thunder Liger.
5 Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Intercontinental Champion) defeated Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Champion) in a Double Gold Dash match for both titles
6 NJPW New Year Dash!! Tokyo, Japan Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito and Sanada) defeated Bullet Club (Jay White and Kenta) This event featured the retirement ceremony of Jushin Thunder Liger.
10 Impact Bash at the Brewery 2 San Antonio, Texas Ohio Versus Everything (Dave Crist, Jake Crist, Madman Fulton, and Sami Callihan) defeated Brian Cage, Rich Swann, Tessa Blanchard, and Willie Mack in an Eight-person Tag team Elimination match
10–20 CMLL
NJPW
Fantastica Mania Japan January 20: Carístico (c) defeated Bárbaro Cavernario to retain the NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship
11 MLW Zero Hour North Richland Hills, Texas Mance Warner defeated Jimmy Havoc in a No Ropes Barbed Wire Match [3]
12 Impact Hard To Kill Dallas, Texas Tessa Blanchard defeated Sami Callihan (c) to win the Impact World Championship With her win, Blanchard became the first woman to hold a men's world championship.
ROH Honor Reigns Supreme Concord, North Carolina La Facción Ingobernable (Dragon Lee, Kenny King, and Rush) defeated Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Brody King, and PCO) [4]
WWE:
TakeOver: Blackpool II Blackpool, Lancashire, England Walter (c) defeated Joe Coffey by submission to retain the WWE United Kingdom Championship On January 17, the WWE United Kingdom Championship was renamed to NXT United Kingdom Championship.
15 AEW Bash at the Beach Coral Gables, Florida Pac defeated Darby Allin Aired as a special episode of Dynamite.
Bash at the Beach was previously a World Championship Wrestling event that was acquired by WWE, who let the trademark expire in 2005. AEW Executive Vice President Cody then trademarked the name in March 2019.
20–24 AEW Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux: Second Wave Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas January 21: Jon Moxley defeated Pac to earn an AEW World Championship match at Revolution Matches from the event on January 21 were taped and aired as an episode of Dynamite on January 22.
24 CMLL La Noche de Mr. Niebla Mexico City, Mexico El Felino, Último Guerrero, and Diamante Azul defeated Carístico, Bárbaro Cavernario and Valiente by disqualification in a Relevos increíbles six-man tag team match[5] The second Mr. Niebla tribute show held by CMLL.
NWA Hard Times Atlanta, Georgia Ricky Starks defeated Trevor Murdoch in a tournament final match to become the new NWA World Television Champion
25 WWE:
Worlds Collide Houston, Texas Imperium (Walter, Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel, and Alexander Wolfe) defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish, and Roderick Strong)
26 WWE:
Royal Rumble Houston, Texas Drew McIntyre won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Roman Reigns to earn a world championship match at WrestleMania 36 Charlotte Flair won the women's Royal Rumble match and chose to challenge Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship at WrestleMania 36 (first time an NXT title was chosen by the Rumble winner).
Drew McIntyre chose to challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36.
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

FebruaryEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
1 MLW Fightland Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Davey Boy Smith Jr., The Von Erichs (Ross and Marshall Von Erich), and Killer Kross defeated Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, Dominic Garrini, Erick Stevens, and Kit Osbourne) [6]
NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo Sapporo, Japan Shingo Takagi defeated Hirooki Goto (c) to win the NEVER Openweight Championship
2 Kazuchika Okada defeated Taichi
9 ROH Free Enterprise Baltimore, Maryland Villain Enterprises (PCO and Marty Scurll) defeated Rush and Nick Aldis [7]
NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka Osaka, Japan Tetsuya Naito (c) defeated Kenta to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
16 WWE:
TakeOver: Portland Portland, Oregon Adam Cole (c) defeated Tommaso Ciampa to retain the NXT Championship
22 Impact Sacrifice Louisville, Kentucky Tessa Blanchard (Impact World Champion) defeated Ace Austin (Impact X Division Champion) in a Non-title Champion vs. Champion match
23 DDT Into The Fight Tokyo, Japan Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Mao to retain the KO-D Openweight Championship
27 WWE:
Super ShowDown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Goldberg defeated "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (c) to win the WWE Universal Championship First time a women's championship (the SmackDown Women's Championship) was defended in the country.
With Goldberg's win, he became the first wrestler to win a world championship after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
28 ROH Bound By Honor Nashville, Tennessee PCO (c) defeated Dragon Lee to retain the ROH World Championship [8]
29 Gateway to Honor St. Charles, Missouri Rush defeated PCO (c) and Mark Haskins to win the ROH World Championship [9]
AEW Revolution Chicago, Illinois Jon Moxley defeated Chris Jericho (c) to win the AEW World Championship
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

MarchEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
8 WWE:
Elimination Chamber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya, Liv Morgan, Asuka, Ruby Riott, and Sarah Logan in an Elimination Chamber match to earn a WWE Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania 36
13 AAA
MLW
AAA vs MLW Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico La Familia Real (L.A. Park, El Hijo de L.A. Park, and L.A. Park Jr.) defeated Psycho Clown, Nicho el Millonario, and Niño Hamburguesa in a No Disqualification trios match[10] AAA and MLW's first co-promoted event.[11]
20 DDT Judgement 2020: DDT 23rd Anniversary Tokyo, Japan Masato Tanaka (c) defeated Konosuke Takeshita to retain the KO-D Openweight Championship
25–26 WWE:
WrestleMania 36 Orlando, Florida Part 1 (aired April 4): The Undertaker defeated AJ Styles in a Boneyard match This event was originally scheduled to take place in Tampa, Florida solely on April 5 and to air live, but it was moved to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The date of the event was also moved up and it aired on tape delay on April 4 and 5.
This was the first WrestleMania to be done over two nights, the first to be held without a live audience, the first to air on tape delay, and the first to promote the NXT brand, subsequently also being the first in which an NXT championship (the NXT Women's Championship) was defended at the event. The event also featured The Undertaker's final match.
Part 2 (aired April 5): Drew McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar (c) to win the WWE Championship
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

AprilEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
8–10 Impact Rebellion Nashville, Tennessee Part 1 (aired April 21): Ken Shamrock defeated Sami Callihan by technical submission in an unsanctioned match This event was originally scheduled to air live on pay-per-view from New York, New York on April 19, but it was rescheduled and moved to a closed set at Skyway Studios in Nashville due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event aired on tape delay on April 21 and 28 as a two-part special of Impact!.
Part 2 (aired April 28): Moose defeated Hernandez and Michael Elgin in a three-way match
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

MayEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
10 WWE:
Money in the Bank Orlando, Florida
Stamford, Connecticut
Asuka defeated Carmella, Shayna Baszler, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and Nia Jax in the women's Money in the Bank ladder match to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship[a]

Otis defeated Aleister Black, Daniel Bryan, King Corbin, AJ Styles, and Rey Mysterio in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match to earn a world championship match contract

The men's and women's ladder matches happened at the same time, though the women's match concluded first.
This event was originally scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland, but it was moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the matches took place live at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, while the event's two eponymous matches were pre-recorded at WWE's global headquarters in Stamford on April 15.
23 AEW Double or Nothing Jacksonville, Florida Matt Hardy and The Elite (Adam Page, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz) in a Stadium Stampede match This event was originally scheduled to take place in Paradise, Nevada, but it was moved to the Jacksonville Jaguars complex due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the matches took place live at Daily's Place, while the main event Stadium Stampede match was pre-recorded at the TIAA Bank Field stadium; recording began the night of May 22 and ended early morning of May 23.
First event to feature the AEW TNT Championship.
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)
Notes
  1. ^ The match was originally announced with its normal rules in which the winner would receive a women's championship match contract, but on the May 11 episode of Raw, Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch revealed that she was going on hiatus due to pregnancy and that the ladder match was actually for the title.

JuneEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
6 DDT Wrestle Peter Pan Tokyo, Japan Konosuke Takeshita defeated Yoshihiko in a Last Man Standing match
7 Tetsuya Endo defeated Masato Tanaka (c) to win the KO-D Openweight Championship
WWE:
TakeOver: In Your House Winter Park, Florida Io Shirai defeated Charlotte Flair (c) and Rhea Ripley to win the NXT Women's Championship First In Your House-branded event since 1999.
First WWE Network event to be announced following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and not held at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Most of the matches took place live from Full Sail University, while the Backlot Brawl was pre-recorded on May 28 in the parking lot of Full Sail.
14 WWE:
Backlash Orlando, Florida Randy Orton defeated Edge in a singles match This event was originally scheduled to take place in Kansas City, Missouri, but it was moved to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando due the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the first WWE pay-per-view event announced following the start of the pandemic. Most of the matches took place live, while the main event was pre-recorded on June 7.
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

JulyEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
1 WWE:
The Great American Bash Winter Park, Florida Night 1: Io Shirai defeated Sasha Banks (with Bayley) in a Singles match First The Great American Bash-branded event since 2012. The event aired as a two-part special of NXT; the event was pre-recorded during the day on July 1—the first part aired that night with the second on July 8.
Night 2 (aired July 8): Keith Lee (NXT North American Champion) defeated Adam Cole (NXT Champion) in a Winner Takes All match
AEW Fyter Fest Jacksonville, Florida Night 1: Kenny Omega and Adam Page (c) defeated Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship This event was originally scheduled to be broadcast on PPV from Wembley Arena in London, England and be AEW's United Kingdom debut, but was moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event instead aired as a two-part special of Dynamite. Night 1 aired live, while Night 2 was pre-recorded on July 2 and aired on July 8.
2 Night 2 (aired July 8): Chris Jericho defeated Orange Cassidy in a Singles match
12 NJPW Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall Osaka, Japan Evil (New Japan Cup winner) defeated Tetsuya Naito (c) to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championships This event was originally scheduled to take place on June 14, but was postponed to allow the New Japan Cup tournament to take place, as the tournament was originally cancelled earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 AEW Fight for the Fallen Jacksonville, Florida Jon Moxley (c) defeated Brian Cage by technical submission to retain the AEW World Championship Aired as a special episode of Dynamite.
18 Impact Slammiversary XVIII Nashville, Tennessee Eddie Edwards defeated Ace Austin, Trey, Rich Swann, and Eric Young in a Fatal five way elimination match to win the vacant Impact World Championship
19 WWE:
The Horror Show at Extreme Rules Orlando, Florida Bray Wyatt defeated Braun Strowman in a Wyatt Swamp Fight This event was originally scheduled to take place in San Jose, California, but it was moved as Santa Clara County restricted public gatherings indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the matches took place live at the WWE Performance Center, while the main event Wyatt Swamp Fight was pre-recorded at an undisclosed location about two hours outside of Orlando; recording began the night of July 16 and ended early morning of July 17.
First Extreme Rules event to have an altered title.
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

AugustEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
22 WWE:
TakeOver XXX Winter Park, Florida TakeOver and SummerSlam were both originally scheduled to take place in Boston, Massachusetts, but Boston's Mayor suspended all large-scale events until September 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TakeOver was subsequently moved to Full Sail University in Winter Park, while SummerSlam's new location is to be announced.
23 WWE:
SummerSlam TBA
30 WWE:
Payback[12] Orlando, Florida
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

SeptemberEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
5 AEW All Out TBA
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

OctoberEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
10 AAA Triplemanía Regia II Monterrey, Mexico
24 Impact Bound for Glory TBA
25 WWE:
TakeOver: Dublin Dublin, Ireland This event was originally scheduled to take place on April 26, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First NXT UK TakeOver event held outside the United Kingdom.
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

NovemberEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
2 MLW Saturday Night SuperFight[13] TBA
22 WWE:
Survivor Series Orlando, Florida
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

Shows affected by COVID-19Edit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many promotions canceled or postponed their events. Others, such as WWE and AEW, began presenting empty arena shows. WWE began this with the March 13 episodes of Friday Night SmackDown and 205 Live, broadcasting both shows from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Their following episodes of Monday Night Raw and NXT—with NXT being done at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida—followed suit with plans to continue this format until further notice, which included hosting WrestleMania 36 and subsequent pay-per-views at this venue. AEW began this format with the March 18 episode of Dynamite, as well as that day's tapings for Dark, broadcasting from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, though after a couple of weeks at this venue, they moved to an undisclosed location as Daily's Place became a testing site for COVID-19. The new location was not revealed to keep fans from attempting to interact with wrestlers, though shows returned to Daily's Place in May. Since AEW's first broadcast under this format, they have used their wrestlers and other employees to serve as the live audience in place of fans for matches in which the wrestlers were not performing. WWE similarly began doing this starting with the May 25 broadcast of Raw, using their Performance Center trainees as the live audience; the promotion further expanded this to friends and family members of wrestlers, beginning with the June 15 episode of Raw.

Postponed eventsEdit

The following events were postponed from their originally scheduled dates. Postponement dates for the following events have yet to be announced.

Original date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event Notes
March 20 CMLL Homenaje a Dos Leyendas Mexico City, Mexico Bárbaro Cavernario vs. El Felino in a two out of three falls Lucha de Apuestas, Hair vs. Hair match[14]
March 21 AAA Rey de Reyes Mérida, Yucatán Los Psycho Circus (Psycho Clown, Monster Clown, and Murder Clown) vs. La Facción Ingobernable (Rush El Toro Blanco, L.A. Park, and La Bestia del Ring) [15]
March 25 AEW Blood and Guts Newark, New Jersey The Elite (Adam Page, Cody, Kenny Omega, and Matt Jackson) and Matt Hardy vs. The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana, and Ortiz) in a Blood and Guts match Will air as a special episode of Dynamite and feature the first-ever Blood and Guts match.
March 28 Impact Lockdown Windsor, Ontario TBA
March 29 PWG KOBE Los Angeles, California Bandido (c) vs. Jonathan Gresham for the PWG World Championship The event is being held in tribute to Kobe Bryant.
April 2 WWE Hall of Fame Tampa, Florida N/A
April 19 NWA Crockett Cup Atlanta, Georgia Nick Aldis (c) vs. Marty Scurll for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship
August 22 AAA Triplemanía XXVIII Mexico City
August 22 NJPW Wrestle Dynasty[16] New York City, New York TBA Second non-WWE event to be held in Madison Square Garden. The event has been postponed until 2021.
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

Canceled eventsEdit

The following events were canceled and not rescheduled.

Scheduled date Promotion(s) Event Location Notes
March 13 ROH 18th Anniversary Show Sunrise Manor, Nevada
March 14 Past vs. Present
March 31 NJPW Sakura Genesis Tokyo, Japan
April 3 Impact TNA: There's No Place Like Home Tampa, Florida This would have been a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) reunion show.
April 4 ROH Supercard of Honor XIV Lakeland, Florida
WWE:
TakeOver: Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida Matches scheduled and planned for the event were moved to weekly episodes of NXT beginning April 1.
April 6–May 5 AJPW Champion Carnival Japan
April 10–11 ROH Pure Excellence Columbus, Ohio
May 3–4 NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Fukuoka, Japan
May 6 Dragon Gate Dead or Alive Nagoya, Japan
May 12–June 6 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors 27 Japan
June 19 ROH Best in the World Baltimore, Maryland

Accomplishments and tournamentsEdit

AEWEdit

Accomplishment Winner(s) Date won Notes
Casino Ladder Match Brian Cage May 23 Defeated Darby Allin, Colt Cabana, Orange Cassidy, Scorpio Sky, Kip Sabian, Frankie Kazarian, Luchasaurus, and Joey Janela to earn an AEW World Championship match, originally scheduled for Fyter Fest, but rescheduled for Fight for the Fallen due to COVID-19 pandemic-related issues; Cage was unsuccessful in winning the championship.
AEW TNT Championship tournament Cody Defeated Lance Archer in the tournament final to determine the inaugural champion.
AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw TBD TBD Eight-team tournament that began on August 3.

CMLLEdit

Accomplishment Winner(s) Date won Notes
Reyes del Aire Templario January 14 [17][18]
Family tag team tournament Nueva Generación Dinamitas (El Cuatrero and Sansón) January 16–17 [19]
Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increíbles Carístico and Forastero February 14–28 [20]
Torneo de parejas familiares Nueva Generación Dinamitas (El Cuatrero and Sansón) February 24 [21]
Mexican National Tag Team Championship tournament Atlantis Jr. and Flyer March 13 Won a 16-team tournament for the championship.[22]

IWRGEdit

Accomplishment Winner(s) Date won Notes
Rey del Ring tournament TBD June–July 30-man single-elimination tournament held in an empty Arena Naucalpan

NJPWEdit

Accomplishment Winner(s) Date won Notes
New Japan Cup Evil July 11[23] Defeated Kazuchika Okada in the tournament final to win.

WWEEdit

Accomplishment Winner(s) Date won Notes
Royal Rumble
(Women)
Charlotte Flair January 26 Winner received their choice of a championship match for either the Raw Women's Championship, SmackDown Women's Championship, or NXT Women's Championship at WrestleMania 36; Flair last eliminated Shayna Baszler to win and chose the NXT Women's Championship, which she subsequently won from Rhea Ripley.
Royal Rumble
(Men)
Drew McIntyre Winner received their choice of a championship match for either the WWE Championship, Universal Championship, or NXT Championship at WrestleMania 36; McIntyre last eliminated Roman Reigns to win and chose the WWE Championship, which he subsequently won from Brock Lesnar.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic The BroserWeights
(Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne)
January 29 Defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Trophy and an NXT Tag Team Championship match at TakeOver: Portland, which they subsequently won from The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly).
Tuwaiq Trophy The Undertaker February 27 Won by last eliminating AJ Styles in a six-man gauntlet match.
Undertaker was a last-minute replacement for Rey Mysterio.
Money in the Bank
(WWE Raw Women's Championship)
Asuka April 15
(aired May 10)
Defeated Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, Nia Jax, and Shayna Baszler. On the May 11 episode of Raw, previous Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch revealed that she was going on hiatus due to pregnancy and that the ladder match was actually for the title instead of a contract that granted a championship match.
The women's ladder match happened at the same time as the men's match but concluded first.
Money in the Bank
(Men's world championship match contract)
Otis Defeated AJ Styles, Aleister Black, Daniel Bryan, King Corbin, and Rey Mysterio.
The men's ladder match happened at the same time as the women's match but concluded second.
Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament El Hijo del Fantasma May 27
(aired June 3)
As NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin of NXT UK was unable to defend the title as a result of a travel ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an eight-man round-robin tournament was held to crown an interim champion in the United States until Devlin's return. Fantasma defeated Drake Maverick in the tournament final to become the interim champion.
WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament AJ Styles June 8
(aired June 12)
Defeated Daniel Bryan in the tournament final for the vacant title. Previous champion Sami Zayn was stripped of the title after electing to refrain from competing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title changesEdit

AEWEdit

AEW World Championship
Incoming champion – Chris Jericho
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 29 Jon Moxley Revolution
AEW TNT Championship
(Title created)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
May 23 Cody Double or Nothing Defeated Lance Archer in the tournament final to determine the inaugural champion.
AEW Women's World Championship
Incoming champion – Riho
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 12 Nyla Rose Dynamite First trans woman to win a women's championship in a major American promotion.
May 23 Hikaru Shida Double or Nothing No Disqualification and No Countout match.
AEW World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 21 Kenny Omega and Adam Page Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux: Second Wave Aired on tape delay as an episode of Dynamite on January 22.
FTW Championship
(Title reactivated but not officially sanctioned)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
July 2
(aired July 8)
Brian Cage Fyter Fest
Night 2
Awarded the championship by Taz due to AEW World Champion Jon Moxley unable to show up for their scheduled championship match as Moxley's wife had tested positive for COVID-19.

CMLLEdit

CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Último Guerrero[24]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Niebla Roja[25]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Middleweight Championship
Incoming champion – El Cuatrero[26]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Welterweight Championship
Incoming champion – Titán
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Lightweight Championship
Incoming champion – Vacant[27]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Micro-Estrellas Championship
Incoming champion – Chamuel[28]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship
Incoming champion – Shockercito[29]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Alianza de Plata y Oro (Carístico and Místico)[30]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Trios Championship
Incoming champions – Los Guerreros Lagunero (Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Último Guerrero)[31]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL World Women's Championship
Incoming champions – Marcela[32]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Esfinge and Tritón
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
April 29 Vacated CMLL Informa Championship vacated after Tritón left CMLL in September 2019
NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Stuka Jr.
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship
Incoming champion – Carístico
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship
Incoming champion – Volador Jr.
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – El Terrible[33]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship[34]
Incoming champion – Bárbaro Cavernario
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Welterweight Championship
Incoming champion – Soberano Jr.[35]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Lightweight Championship
Incoming champion – Eléctrico[36]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Tag Team Championship
Incoming champion – Vacant
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
March 13 Atlantis Jr. and Flyer Super Viernes Won a 16-team tournament[22]
Mexican National Trios Championship[37]
Incoming champion – Nueva Generación Dinamita (El Cuatrero, Forastero and Sansón)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Women's Championship[38]
Incoming champion – La Metálica
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Mexican National Women's Tag Team Championship[39]
Incoming champion – Vacant
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Occidente Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Furia Roja
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes

ImpactEdit

Impact World Championship
Incoming champion – Sami Callihan
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 12 Tessa Blanchard Hard To Kill First woman to hold a men's world championship.
June 25 Vacated N/A Tessa Blanchard was stripped of the title after she was terminated by Impact for unfulfilled commitments and not being able to agree to new terms before her contract expired on June 30.
July 18 Eddie Edwards Slammiversary Fatal five way elimination match for the vacant championship, also involving Trey Miguel, Ace Austin, Rich Swann, and Eric Young.
Impact X Division Championship
Incoming champion – Ace Austin
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
April 8–10
(aired April 21)
Willie Mack Rebellion
Night 1
The two-part event was taped between April 8–10, but it is currently unknown which day this match was taped.
July 18 Chris Bey Slammiversary
Impact Knockouts Championship
Incoming champion – Taya Valkyrie
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 18
(aired February 11)
Jordynne Grace Impact!
July 18 Deonna Purrazzo Slammiversary
Impact World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
July 19
(aired July 21)
The Motor City Machine Guns Impact!

IWRGEdit

IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – El Hijo de Canis Lupus
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
Incoming champion – Vacant
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Championship
Incoming champion – Imposible
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 1 Vacated N/A Imposible changed his ring persona to "Fuerza Guerrera Next Generation" and the State of Mexico wrestling commission forced him to vacated the championship.[1]
Demonio Infernal Cinco Luchas en Jaula Defeated Fuerza Guerrera Nueva Generacion, Pasion Cristal, Ave Rex, Emperador Azteca, El Hijo del Alebrije in a steel cage match[1]
IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Bryce Benjamin and Marshe Rockett
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Intercontinental Trios Championship
Incoming champions – Centella de Oro, Multifacético, and Prayer
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship
Incoming champion – Cerebro Negro
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Junior de Juniors Championship
Incoming champion – El Hijo del Médico Asesino
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Rey del Aire Championship
Incoming champion – Dragón Bane
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
IWRG Rey del Ring Championship
Incoming champion – Demonio Infernal
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
Distrito Federal Trios Championship
Incoming champions – El Infierno Eterno (Demonio Infernal, Eterno, and Lunatic Xtreme)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes

AAAEdit

AAA Mega Championship
Incoming champion – Kenny Omega
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA World Cruiserweight Championship
Incoming champion – Laredo Kid
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA World Mini-Estrella Championship
Incoming champion – Dinastía
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA Latin American Championship
Incoming champion – Daga
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA Reina de Reinas Championship
Incoming champion – Taya Valkyrie
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Lucha Brothers (Fenix and Pentagón Jr.)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Lady Maravilla and Villano III Jr.
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
AAA World Trios Championship
Incoming champions – Jinetes del Aire (El Hijo del Vikingo, Octagón Jr., and Myzteziz Jr.)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes

MLWEdit

MLW World Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Jacob Fatu
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
MLW World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The Von Erichs (Marshall Von Erich and Ross Von Erich)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
MLW World Middleweight Championship
Incoming champion – Myron Reed
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
MLW National Openweight Championship
Incoming champion – Alexander Hammerstone
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)

NJPWEdit

IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Kazuchika Okada
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 5 Tetsuya Naito Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 2
Double Gold Dash match in which Naito also defended the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
July 12 Evil Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall
IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Incoming champion – Jay White
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 4 Tetsuya Naito Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 1
July 12 Evil Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Lance Archer
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 4 Jon Moxley Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 1
Texas Deathmatch.
IWGP Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 4 FinJuice
(David Finlay and Juice Robinson)
Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 1
February 1 Guerrillas of Destiny
(Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
The New Beginning USA
February 21 Golden☆Ace
(Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi)
New Japan Road
July 12 Dangerous Tekkers
(Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.)
Dominion in Osaka-jo Hall
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Will Ospreay
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 4 Hiromu Takahashi Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 1
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Bullet Club (El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 5 Roppongi 3K
(Sho and Yoh)
Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 2
NEVER Openweight Championship
Incoming champion – Kenta
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 5 Hirooki Goto Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 2
February 1 Shingo Takagi The New Beginning in Sapporo
NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, and Toru Yano)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 5 Los Ingobernables de Japon
(Evil, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi)
Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome
Night 2
Five-team Gauntlet match, also involving Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, and Robbie Eagles), Suzuki-gun (Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru), and Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, and Chase Owens).
August 1 Vacated N/A Evil left Los Ingobernables de Japon to join Bullet Club, thus the title was vacated.

NWAEdit

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Nick Aldis
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
NWA World Women's Championship
Incoming champion – Allysin Kay
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 24 Thunder Rosa Hard Times
NWA National Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Aron Stevens
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
NWA World Television Championship
(Title created)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 24 Ricky Starks Hard Times Defeated Trevor Murdoch in the finals of an eight-man tournament to become the inaugural champion.
January 26
(aired March 3)
Zicky Dice NWA Power
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The Rock 'n Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 24 Eli Drake and James Storm Hard Times Triple threat tag team match, also involving The Wild Cards (Royce Isaacs and Thom Latimer)

ROHEdit

ROH World Championship
Incoming champion – PCO
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 29 Rush Gateway to Honor
ROH World Television Championship
Incoming champion – Dragon Lee
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
ROH World Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Brody King, and PCO)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 11 Mexa Squad
(Bandido, Flamita, and Rey Horus)
Saturday Night at Center Stage Flip Gordon wrestled in place of PCO for Villain Enterprises during this match due to PCO defending the ROH World Championship later in the night.
Women of Honor Championship
Incoming champion – Kelly Klein
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 1 Vacated Stripped of title due to contract dispute.

The CrashEdit

The Crash Heavyweight Championship
Incoming champion – Bandido
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
The Crash Cruiserweight Championship
Incoming champion – Oraculo
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
The Crash Junior Championship
Incoming champion – Terro Azteca
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes
The Crash Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – La Rebelión Amarilla (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 22 Los Traumas
(Trauma I and Trauma II)
The Crash Show Three-way steel cage match, also involving El Mesías and Oráculo
The Crash Women's Championship
Incoming champion – Lady Flamer
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
No title changes

WWEEdit

    Raw
    SmackDown
    NXT
    NXT UK
     – Unbranded

Raw and SmackDownEdit

While these titles are exclusive to either Raw or SmackDown, they may switch brands as a result of a trade or the annual draft. Each brand has a world championship, a secondary championship, a women's championship, and a male tag team championship.

WWE Championship
Incoming champion – Brock Lesnar
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
March 25 or 26
(aired April 5)
Drew McIntyre WrestleMania 36
Part 2
First Scottish and first UK-born wrestler to hold a world championship in WWE.
The event was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this match was taped.
WWE Universal Championship
Incoming champion – "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 27 Goldberg Super ShowDown First wrestler to win a world championship after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
March 25 or 26
(aired April 4)
Braun Strowman WrestleMania 36
Part 1
The event was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this match was taped.
WWE United States Championship
Incoming champion – Andrade
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
May 25 Apollo Crews Raw
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Incoming champion – Shinsuke Nakamura
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 31 Braun Strowman SmackDown
March 8 Sami Zayn Elimination Chamber 3-on-1 Handicap match, also involving Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro as Zayn's partners. Zayn won the title for pinning Braun Strowman.
May 12 Vacated Backstage Sami Zayn was stripped of the title after electing to refrain from competing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 8
(aired June 12)
AJ Styles SmackDown Defeated Daniel Bryan in the tournament final for the vacant title.
WWE Raw Women's Championship
Incoming champion – Becky Lynch
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
April 15
(aired May 10)
Asuka Money in the Bank Money in the Bank ladder match, also involving Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, Nia Jax, and Shayna Baszler. On the May 11 episode of Raw, Becky Lynch announced that she was going on hiatus due to pregnancy and that the women's ladder match was actually for the championship instead of a contract that granted a championship match. Lynch then passed the title directly onto Asuka.
July 20
(aired July 27)
Sasha Banks Raw The title could be won by pinfall, submission, disqualification, or count-out; Banks won via count-out.
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
Incoming champion – Bayley
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 20 Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy Raw Buddy Murphy's ring name was shortened to Murphy on February 7.
March 2 The Street Profits
(Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
Raw Last Chance match.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 27 The Miz and John Morrison Super ShowDown Big E and Kofi Kingston represented The New Day.
April 17 The New Day
(Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods)
SmackDown Triple threat match between Big E (representing The New Day), Jey Uso (representing The Usos), and The Miz (representing himself and John Morrison). Big E pinned Miz to win the title, with Kingston and Woods also recognized as champion under the Freebird Rule.
July 19 Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura The Horror Show at Extreme Rules Tables match. Big E and Kofi Kingston represented The New Day.

NXTEdit

NXT Championship
Incoming champion – Adam Cole
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
July 1
(aired July 8)
Keith Lee The Great American Bash
Night 2
Winner Takes All match in which Lee also defended the NXT North American Championship.
NXT North American Championship
Incoming champion – Roderick Strong
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 22 Keith Lee NXT
July 15
(aired July 22)
Vacated NXT Keith Lee voluntarily relinquished the title so that he could focus on defending the NXT Championship.
August 22 TBD TakeOver XXX This will be a five-man ladder match for the vacant championship.
NXT Women's Championship
Incoming champion – Rhea Ripley
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
March 25 or 26
(aired April 5)
Charlotte Flair WrestleMania 36
Part 2
First time an NXT championship was defended at WrestleMania.
First wrestler to win an NXT championship before and after NXT became one of WWE's three main brands.
The event was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this match was taped.
June 7 Io Shirai TakeOver: In Your House Triple threat match also involving Rhea Ripley, who Shirai pinned.
NXT Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
February 16 The BroserWeights
(Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne)
TakeOver: Portland As a result of a travel ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Timothy Thatcher substituted for Dunne in title defenses, but was not officially recognized as champion.
May 13 Imperium
(Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel)
NXT Timothy Thatcher substituted for Pete Dunne in the title defense because of the COVID-19 pandemic travel ban.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Incoming champion – Angel Garza
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 26 Jordan Devlin Worlds Collide Fatal four-way match, also involving Travis Banks and Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, who Devlin pinned.
The title became shared with the NXT UK brand due to Devlin's status as an NXT UK wrestler.
May 27
(aired June 3)
El Hijo del Fantasma NXT As a result of a travel ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan Devlin is unable to defend the title. An interim champion was crowned to serve as titleholder in the United States until Devlin can return. Fantasma defeated Drake Maverick in the tournament final to determine the interim champion.
On the June 10 episode of NXT, Fantasma unmasked himself and changed his ring name to Santos Escobar.

NXT UKEdit

WWE United Kingdom Championship
Incoming champion – Walter
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
The title was renamed to NXT United Kingdom Championship during the January 17 taping of NXT UK.
NXT UK Women's Championship
Incoming champion – Kay Lee Ray
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
NXT UK Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)

UnbrandedEdit

These titles are not brand exclusive. The colors indicate the home brand of the champions (names without a color are former WWE wrestlers, Hall of Famers, or non-wrestlers).

WWE 24/7 Championship
Incoming champion – R-Truth
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
January 13 Mojo Rawley Raw Pinned R-Truth on the entrance ramp after Truth had been attacked by Brock Lesnar.
January 17 R-Truth WWE Live
Mojo Rawley
January 18 R-Truth WWE Live
Mojo Rawley
January 19 R-Truth WWE Live
Mojo Rawley
January 27 R-Truth Raw Truth rolled up Mojo Rawley in the ring after Rawley had successfully retained the title in a match against No Way Jose.
Mojo Rawley After losing the title to R-Truth, Rawley performed his finisher on Truth and pinned him to win back the title.
February 10 Riddick Moss Raw Following a tag team match, during which the 24/7 rule was suspended, Ross turned on his tag team partner Mojo Rawley and pinned him to win the title.
March 22 R-Truth N/A While Riddick Moss was out jogging in his neighborhood in Orlando, Florida, a referee pulled up beside him in a car and Truth, who was hiding in the trunk, surprised Moss and pinned him with a roll-up. Shown on WWE's website and social media accounts.
March 25 or 26
(aired April 4)
Mojo Rawley WrestleMania 36
Part 1
Pinned R-Truth in the host's viewing area.
Just prior to this reign, Rawley was moved to SmackDown.
The event was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this title change was taped.
March 25 or 26
(aired April 5)
Rob Gronkowski WrestleMania 36
Part 2
Following a scuffle with several other wrestlers, Gronkowski performed a dive on top of the group and pinned Mojo Rawley to win the championship.
NFL player Gronkowski served as the host of the two-part WrestleMania 36.
Seventh non-wrestler to win the title.
The event was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this title change was taped.
June 1 R-Truth N/A Truth, disguised as a yard worker, rolled up Rob Gronkowski in Gronkowski's backyard to win the championship. Recorded during the afternoon and shown later that night on Raw.
June 17
(aired June 22)
Akira Tozawa Raw R-Truth was originally scheduled to defend the championship against Tozawa in a singles match, however, Truth was attacked by Bobby Lashley. Tozawa then took advantage of the situation and pinned Truth to become champion.
June 27
(aired June 29)
R-Truth Raw Singles match during which the 24/7 rule was suspended.
July 20 Shelton Benjamin Raw After R-Truth was confronted by MVP and Bobby Lashley backstage, Benjamin attacked Truth and pinned him to win the title.
August 3 Akira Tozawa Raw Triple threat match, during which the 24/7 rule was suspended, also involving R-Truth, who Tozawa pinned.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
Incoming champions – The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane)
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
March 25 or 26
(aired April 4)
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross WrestleMania 36
Part 1
The event was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this match was taped.
May 26
(aired June 5)
Bayley and Sasha Banks SmackDown During their first reign, they went by the team name of The Boss 'n' Hug Connection.

Awards and honorsEdit

AAAEdit

AAA Hall of FameEdit

Inductee
La Parka[40]

ImpactEdit

Impact Hall of FameEdit

Inductee
Ken Shamrock[41]

WWEEdit

WWE Hall of FameEdit

Category Inductee
Individual Batista[42]
John "Bradshaw" Layfield[43]
The British Bulldog[44] (posthumous inductee)
Jushin "Thunder" Liger[45]
Group New World Order ("Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Sean Waltman)[42]
The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella)[46]

RetirementsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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