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The NXT Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by WWE and is competed for exclusively in NXT Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute worked finishes.

History

The championship was first introduced on the July 1, 2012 edition of NXT when NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes announced a "Gold Rush" tournament, featuring 4 developmental roster NXT Superstars and 4 main roster WWE Superstars 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. The current champion is Shinsuke Nakamura, who defeated Samoa Joe for the championship at an NXT Live Event on December 3, 2016 in Osaka, Japan. This is his record-tying second reign as champion.

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Past Designs

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Current WWE Championships
World Championship
Universal Championship
Intercontinental Championship
United States Championship
Raw Tag Team Championship
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
Raw Women's Championship
Smackdown Women's Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
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NXT Championship
NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT Women's Championship

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