WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10) - Title History

On this page, you find the full Title History for the WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10), with all Championship Info, Statistics, the Belt Design changes through the years, and the full list of Title Reigns, along with dates, events, and reign durations.

The WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10) was a World Title contested in World Wrestling Entertainment and National Wrestling Alliance, by women wrestlers.

The championship was first established on September 18, 1956, and the inaugural champion was The Fabulous Moolah.

With a half of a century of tradition associated with it, the WWE Women's Championship is the pinnacle of female wrestling. The championship's first titleholder, Fabulous Moolah, is also considered the most successful, as her first reign lasted nearly three decades.

Since that original title's inception, Lita, Trish Stratus and many other great names have enjoyed reigns atop the women's division. Michelle McCool unified the Divas Championship and the Women's Championship at Night of Champions on Sept. 19, 2010, when she defeated Melina with the help of Layla to become the first-ever Unified Divas Champion.

The WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10) was retired on September 19, 2010, when it was unified into the WWE Divas Championship, with the final champion being Layla.

A similar championship, the WWE Women's Championship, has been later introduced, which does not share the lineage with this title.

WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10): Title History

  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown April 13, 2009 September 19, 2010
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw September 23, 2002 April 12, 2009
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 15, 1998 September 22, 2002
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF December 13, 1993 December 13, 1995
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF May 19, 1984 February 21, 1990
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 18, 1956 May 18, 1984
  • Championship Names & Belt Designs
    • WWE Women's Championship (LayCool) August 6, 2010 September 19, 2010
    • WWE Women's Championship May 6, 2002 August 5, 2010
    • WWF Women's Championship May 15, 1998 May 5, 2002
    • WWF Women's Championship December 13, 1993 December 18, 1995
    • WWF Women's Championship July 9, 1986 February 21, 1990
    • WWF Women's Championship March 31, 1985 July 8, 1986
    • WWF Women's Championship July 24, 1984 March 30, 1985
    • WWF Women's Championship (The Fabulous Moolah) May 18, 1984 July 23, 1984
    • NWA Women's Championship (The Fabulous Moolah) September 18, 1956 May 18, 1984

For the Title History of the newer version of this championship, see the page for the WWE Women's Championship.

For the Title History of the championship in which this title was unified into, see the page for the WWE Divas Championship.

WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10): Title Reigns

  • N. Image Champion Reign

    Unified into the

    59
    Layla

    Layla 1

    128
    58
    Beth Phoenix

    Beth Phoenix 3

    19
    57
    Michelle McCool

    Michelle McCool 2

    58
    56
    Mickie James

    Mickie James 5

    26
    55
    Michelle McCool

    Michelle McCool 1

    217
    54
    Melina

    Melina 3

    154
    53
    Beth Phoenix

    Beth Phoenix 2

    161
    52
    Mickie James

    Mickie James 4

    125
    51
    Beth Phoenix

    Beth Phoenix 1

    190
    50
    Candice Michelle

    Candice Michelle 1

    105
    49
    Melina

    Melina 2

    61
    48
    Mickie James

    Mickie James 3

    0
    47
    Melina

    Melina 1

    64
    46
    Mickie James

    Mickie James 2

    85
    45
    Lita

    Lita 4

    21
    Vacant

    Vacant

    48
    44
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 7

    1
    43
    Lita

    Lita 3

    34
    42
    Mickie James

    Mickie James 1

    134
    41
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 6

    448
    40
    Lita

    Lita 2

    34
    39
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 5

    176
    38
    Victoria

    Victoria 2

    111
    37
    Molly Holly

    Molly Holly 2

    210
    36
    Gail Kim

    Gail Kim 1

    28
    35
    Jazz

    Jazz 2

    64
    34
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 4

    28
    33
    Victoria

    Victoria 1

    133
    32
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 3

    56
    31
    Molly Holly

    Molly Holly 1

    91
    30
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 2

    41
    29
    Jazz

    Jazz 1

    98
    28
    Trish Stratus

    Trish Stratus 1

    78
    Vacant

    Vacant

    17
    27
    Chyna

    Chyna 1

    214
    26
    Ivory

    Ivory 3

    150
    25
    Lita

    Lita 1

    73
    24
    Stephanie McMahon

    Stephanie McMahon 1

    144
    23
    Jacqueline

    Jacqueline 2

    56
    22
    Harvey Wippleman

    Harvey Wippleman 1 (as Hervina)

    3
    21
    The Kat

    The Kat 1

    50
    20
    Ivory

    Ivory 2

    48
    19
    The Fabulous Moolah

    The Fabulous Moolah 4

    8
    18
    Ivory

    Ivory 1

    125
    17
    Debra

    Debra 1

    35
    16
    Sable

    Sable 1

    176
    15
    Jacqueline

    Jacqueline 1

    55

    Deactivated

    14
    Alundra Blayze

    Alundra Blayze 3

    51
    13
    Bertha Faye

    Bertha Faye 1

    57
    12
    Alundra Blayze

    Alundra Blayze 2

    146
    11
    Bull Nakano

    Bull Nakano 1

    134
    10
    Alundra Blayze

    Alundra Blayze 1

    329

    Deactivated

    9

    Rockin' Robin 1

    502
    8
    Sensational Sherri

    Sensational Sherri 1

    441
    7
    The Fabulous Moolah

    The Fabulous Moolah 3

    380
    6

    Velvet McIntyre 1

    6
    5
    The Fabulous Moolah

    The Fabulous Moolah 2

    220
    4
    Wendi Richter

    Wendi Richter 2

    239
    3
    Leilani Kai

    Leilani Kai 1

    41
    2
    Wendi Richter

    Wendi Richter 1

    210
    1
    The Fabulous Moolah

    The Fabulous Moolah 1

    10170

WWE Women's Championship ('56-'10): Statistics

  • Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment, National Wrestling Alliance
  • Gender Female
  • Title Type Primary Title
  • Date Established September 18, 1956
  • Date Retired September 19, 2010
  • Unified Into Unified WWE Divas ChampionshipUnified WWE Divas Championship
  • Followed By WWE Women's ChampionshipWWE Women's Championship
  • Notes With a half of a century of tradition associated with it, the WWE Women's Championship is the pinnacle of female wrestling. The championship's first titleholder, Fabulous Moolah, is also considered the most successful, as her first reign lasted nearly three decades.

    Since that original title's inception, Lita, Trish Stratus and many other great names have enjoyed reigns atop the women's division. Michelle McCool unified the Divas Championship and the Women's Championship at Night of Champions on Sept. 19, 2010, when she defeated Melina with the help of Layla to become the first-ever Unified Divas Champion.

Most Number of Reigns

RankWrestlerReigns
7
5
4
4
3

Longest Reigns

RankWrestlerReignDays
10170
Rockin' Robin502
448
441
380
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