Current WWE Champions
WWE champions list: names and snippets wrestling enthusiasts ought to remember
Compiling a current WWE champions list isn’t an easy task since rounding up all the title-holders across every division on SmackDown, Raw, 205 Live, NXT, and all the other trophies and belts takes considerable time and effort. To make it easy for fans and wrestling enthusiasts, here’s a quick rundown of the most popular WWE champions.
WWE Universal Championship, which sits at the top among WWE’s championship hierarchy for Raw, is held by Brock Lesnar at present. Lesnar’s reign as the WWE universal champion started on April 2, 2017, after he defeated Goldberg on WrestleMania 33 to win the title.
AJ Styles became the WWE champion on November 7, 2017. His name was included in the list of current WWE champions after he had beaten Jinder Mahal on SmackDown Live.
When considering secondary titles in WWE, one can’t miss the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and WWE Intercontinental Championship (for Raw) and the WWE United States Championship (for Smackdown). Roman Reigns is the present intercontinental champion, who won the title on November 20, 2017, after defeating The Miz on Monday Night Raw. The current cruiserweight champion is Enzo Amore, who defeated Kalisto on October 22, 2017, at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Dolph Ziggler is the present day United States champion who pinned Champion Baron Corbin at Clash of Champions during his triple threat bout that also involved Bobby Roode. All these current champions in WWE have their steady fan following.
For the female wrestlers, two championships exist on Raw and Smackdown. Alexa Bliss is the reigning champion for the current WWE Raw Women’s Championship after defeating Sasha Banks for the title on August 28, 2017, on Monday Night Raw. When it comes to WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship, Charlotte Flair holds the title since November 14, 2017, after she won against Natalya on SmackDown Live.
While some of these WWE champions have their next challenges scheduled shortly, most have their itinerary yet to be decided.
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Nissim, Mayer. 2017. “Who is the current WWE Champion? Every title holder on Raw, SmackDown, NXT and 205 Live.” Digital Spy, December 19. Accessed January 3, 2018. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/wwe/feature/a842520/wwe-champion-title-current-nxt-raw-smackdown-tag-womens-us-intercontinental-uk-belt/.