The NXT Women's Championship is a developmental championship owned by WWE and is competed for exclusively in NXT, WWE's developmental territory.
The championship was first introduced on April 5, 2013 at WrestleMania Axxess. It was announced at the May 30, 2013 tapings (broadcast on the June 5 episode) of WWE NXT, by Stephanie McMahon that there would be a tournament, featuring four developmental female talents and four female talents from the main roster competing to be crowned as the inaugural NXT Women's Champion in a knockout system format. The first NXT Women's Champion was crowned on June 20, 2013, with Paige defeating Emma in the tournament finals.
Vacated — April 24, 2014
- Charlotte: May 29, 2014 - NXT TakeOver
- Sasha Banks: February 11, 2015 - NXT TakeOver: Rival
- Bayley: August 22 2015 - WWE NXT Takeover Brooklyn
- Asuka: April 1 2016 - WWE NXT Takeover Dallas
VACATED - August 24, 2017 - After suffering a collarbone injury at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, Asuka relinquished the title.