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The championship was first introduced on the August 1, 2012 edition of NXT when Interim NXT General Manager Dusty Rhodes announced a "Gold Rush" tournament, which featured 8 NXT roster members competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Champion in a knockout system format. The first NXT Champion was crowned on July 26, 2012, with Seth Rollins defeating Jinder Mahal in the tournament finals.

Reigns

As of December 10, 2016.

# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Successful defenses Notes Ref(s)
1


Yoshihito Sasaki


1


02012-05-05May 5, 2012


242 Yokohama


Endless Survivor


4

[1]

Sasaki defeated Big van Walter in a decision match to become the inaugural champion. [1]
2


Manabu Soya


1


02013-01-02January 2, 2013


58 Tokyo


New Year Korakuen Hall Tournament


1

[1]

[1]
3


Daisuke Sekimoto


1


02013-03-01March 1, 2013


323 Tokyo


Korakuen Hall Tournament


10

[1]

[1]


Vacated



02014-01-18January 18, 2014



Yokohama




The title was vacated when Sekimoto was sidelined with a knee injury. [1]
4


Shinya Ishikawa


1


02014-02-07February 7, 2014


222 Tokyo


Korakuen Hall Tournament


2

[1]

Ishikawa defeated Ryuichi Kawakami in a decision match to win the vacant title. [1]


Vacated



02014-09-17September 17, 2014






The title was vacated due to Ishikawa retiring from professional wrestling. [1]
5


Shuji Ishikawa


1


02014-12-21December 21, 2014


100 Yokohama


Big Japan Death Vegas


1

[1]

Ishikawa defeated Ryuichi Kawakami in a decision match to win the vacant title. [1]
6


Daisuke Sekimoto


2


02015-03-31March 31, 2015


620+ Tokyo


Ikkitosen: Deathmatch Survivor


1

[1]

[1]

List of reign lengths

As of December 10, 2016

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1


Daisuke Sekimoto

2


10


943+


2


Yoshihito Sasaki


1


4


242


3


Shinya Ishikawa


1


2


222


4


Shuji Ishikawa


1


1


100


5


Manabu Soya


1


1


58


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