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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 3, 2016.

# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Seth Rollins 1 July 26, 2012 133 Winter Park, Florida NXT taping Defeated Jinder Mahal to become the first ever NXT Champion. Aired on tape delay on August 29, 2012.
2 Big E Langston 1 December 6, 2012 168 Winter Park, Florida NXT taping Aired on tape delay on January 9, 2013
3 Bo Dallas 1 May 23, 2013 280 Winter Park, Florida NXT taping Aired on tape delayed on June 12, 2013
4 Adrian Neville 1 February 27, 2014 287 Winter Park, Florida NXT Arrival This was a ladder match.
5 Sami Zayn 1 December 11, 2014 62 Winter Park, Florida NXT Takeover III This was a title vs. career match. If Sami Zayn lost, he would voluntarily quit the NXT roster.
6 Kevin Owens 1 February 11, 2015 143 Winter Park, Florida NXT Takeover: Rival Owens defeated Zayn when the referee decided that Zayn was unable to continue.
7 Finn Bálor 1 July 4, 2015 292 Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan The Beast in the East 2015 First live aired WWE event in Tokyo, Japan.
8 Samoa Joe 1 April 21, 2016 121 Lowell, Massachusetts NXT House Show (Apr 21, 16')
9 Shinsuke Nakamura 1 August 20, 2016 91 Brooklyn, New York NXT TakeOver: Back to Brooklyn
10 Samoa Joe 2 November 19, 2016 14 Lowell, Massachusetts NXT TakeOver: Toronto
11 Shinsuke Nakamura 2 December 3, 2016 0+ Osaka, Japan House show

List of reign lengths

As of December 3, 2016.
Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Adrian Neville 287 February 27, 2014December 11, 2014
Bo Dallas 280 May 23, 2013 February 27, 2014
Finn Bálor 292 July 4, 2015 April 21, 2016
Big E Langston 168 December 6, 2012 May 23, 2013
Kevin Owens143February 11, 2015July 4, 2015
Seth Rollins 133 July 26, 2012 December 6, 2012
Samoa Joe 121 April 21, 2016 August 20, 2016
Shinsuke Nakamura 91 August 20, 2016 November 19, 2016
Sami Zayn 62 December 11, 2014 February 11, 2015
Samoa Joe 14 November 19, 2016 December 3, 2016
Shinsuke Nakamura 0+ December 3, 2016 Current Champion

Combined reigns

As of December 3, 2016.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Finn Bálor 1 292
2 Adrian Neville 1 287
3 Bo Dallas 1 280
4 Big E Langston 1 168
5 Kevin Owens 1 143
6 Samoa Joe 2 135
7 Seth Rollins 1 133
8 Shinsuke Nakamura 2 91+
9 Sami Zayn 1 62

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