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Current champion Becky Lynch, seen here with both the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championships

The WWE Raw Women's Championship[1] is a women's professional wrestling world championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand. It was introduced as the WWE Women's Championship on April 3, 2016 at WrestleMania 32 to replace the Divas Championship and has a unique title history separate from the original WWE Women's Championship. As a result of the 2016 draft, the championship became exclusive to Raw with a subsequent rename and SmackDown created the SmackDown Women's Championship as a counterpart title.

The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. The inaugural champion was Charlotte Flair, then known simply as Charlotte, who won the title at WrestleMania 32. Becky Lynch is the current champion in her first reign. She won the title by defeating Ronda Rousey and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair in a winner takes all triple threat match to win both titles at WrestleMania 35 on April 8, 2019 (though lost the SmackDown title the following month).

Overall, there have been 15 reigns between 7 champions. Charlotte Flair is tied with Sasha Banks for the most reigns at four. Ronda Rousey's reign is the longest at 232 days whiles Banks' fourth reign is the shortest at 8 days (9 days as recognized by WWE). Alexa Bliss has the longest combined reign at 398 days (396 days as recognized by WWE). Nia Jax is the oldest champion, winning the title at the age of 33, while Banks is the youngest, first winning the title at 24.

Title history

Names

Name Years
WWE Women's Championship April 3, 2016 – September 4, 2016
WWE Raw Women's Championship September 5, 2016 – present

Reigns

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days recog. Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 Charlotte April 3, 2016 WrestleMania 32 Arlington, TX 1 113 113 On the WrestleMania 32 kick-off show, the title was established as the WWE Women's Championship to replace the WWE Divas Championship, which was originally to be defended in this match. Charlotte, who was the reigning Divas Champion, defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a triple threat match to become the inaugural champion, subsequently retiring the Divas Championship. The title became exclusive to the Raw brand following the 2016 WWE draft in July. [2]
2 Sasha Banks July 25, 2016 Raw Pittsburgh, PA 1 27 26 [3]
3 Charlotte August 21, 2016 SummerSlam Brooklyn, NY 2 43 43 The title was renamed as the Raw Women's Championship on September 5, 2016, following the creation of the SmackDown Women's Championship for the SmackDown brand. [4]
4 Sasha Banks October 3, 2016 Raw Los Angeles, CA 2 27 27 [5]
5 Charlotte Flair October 30, 2016 Hell in a Cell Boston, MA 3 29 29 This was a Hell in a Cell match and the first time women main evented a WWE pay-per-view. During her reign, Charlotte's ring name was lengthened to Charlotte Flair. [6]
6 Sasha Banks November 28, 2016 Raw Charlotte, NC 3 20 19 This was a falls count anywhere match. [7]
7 Charlotte Flair December 18, 2016 Roadblock: End of the Line Pittsburgh, PA 4 57 57 This was a 30-minute iron man match, in which Flair won 3–2 in sudden death overtime. [8]
8 Bayley February 13, 2017 Raw Las Vegas, NV 1 76 75 [9]
9 Alexa Bliss April 30, 2017 Payback San Jose, CA 1 112 111 [10]
10 Sasha Banks August 20, 2017 SummerSlam Brooklyn, NY 4 8 8 [11]
11 Alexa Bliss August 28, 2017 Raw Memphis, TN 2 223 222 [12]
12 Nia Jax April 8, 2018 WrestleMania 34 New Orleans, LA 1 70 70 [13]
13 Alexa Bliss June 17, 2018 Money in the Bank Rosemont, IL 3 63 63 Cashed in her Money in the Bank contract. [14]
14 Ronda Rousey August 19, 2018 SummerSlam Brooklyn, NY 1 232 232 [15]
15 Becky Lynch April 8, 2019 WrestleMania 35 East Rutherford, NJ 1 166+ 166+ This was a winner takes all triple threat match for both the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championships, also involving Charlotte Flair, who defended the SmackDown Women's Championship. Lynch pinned Rousey to win both titles. [16]

Combined reigns

 
Three-time Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss; she has the longest combined reign at 398 days (396 days as recognized by WWE)

As of September 21, 2019.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days Combined days
recognized by WWE
1 Alexa Bliss 3 398 396
2 Charlotte Flair 4 242
3 Ronda Rousey 1 232
4 Becky Lynch 1 166+
5 Sasha Banks 4 82 80
6 Bayley 1 76 75
7 Nia Jax 1 70

See also

References

  1. ^ "Raw Women's Championship". WWE. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Artus, Matthew (April 3, 2016). "Charlotte def. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks to become first new WWE Women's Champion". WWE. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Tedesco, Mike (July 25, 2016). "WWE RAW Results – 7/25/16 (Live from Pittsburgh, fallout from Battleground, new era of RAW begins)". Wrestleview. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Caldwell, James. "8/21 WWE Summerslam Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Tedesco, Mike. "WWE RAW Results – 10/3/16 (Live from Los Angeles, Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the RAW Women's Title)". WrestleView. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 live review: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the WWE Women's Championship, Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
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  8. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Roadblock: End of the Line 2016 live review: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte in an Iron Man match for the Raw Women's Championship, Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Title". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Keller, Wade. "KELLER'S WWE RAW REPORT 2/13: Las Vegas Festival of Friendship, Emmalina's debut, Fastlane developments, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Powell, Jason. "4/30 Powell's WWE Payback Live Review: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho for the U.S. Championship, Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt in a House of Horrors match". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE SummerSlam 2017 live review: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins for the Raw Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Keller, Wade. "KELLER'S WWE RAW REPORT 8/28: Sasha defends against Alexa, Cena vs. Reigns contract signing, Lesnar returns to answer Braun attack". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WrestleMania 34 live review: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka for the Smackdown Women's Championship, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  14. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Money in the Bank live review: Two MITB ladder matches, AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship, Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  15. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE SummerSlam 2018 live review: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship, Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship, Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  16. ^ Powell, Jason. "WrestleMania 35 results: Powell's live review of Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw and Smackdown Women's Titles, Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, Batista vs. Triple H, AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 7, 2018.

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