WWE Divas Championship

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October 17, 2021

The WWE Divas Championship was a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the WWE federation. The championship was created in 2008 by SmackDown general manager Vickie Guerrero as an alternative to the Women's Championship belonging to the Raw brand. Michelle McCool became first champion on July 20, 2008 when she defeated Natalya at The Great American Bash. After Mistress Maryse was transferred to Raw as part of the 2009 draft, she took the title with her and assigned it to that brand. McCool won the fight against Melina on September 19, 2010 and unified the WWE Divas and Women's titles at Night of Champions, creating the Unified Divas Championship. The title was deactivated at WrestleMania 32 after WWE Hall of Fame member Lita introduced the new WWE Women's Championship (now known as Raw Women's Championship), replacing the Divas Championship. The fight for the new title took place at the same gala between the reigning Divas Champion Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a triple threat match, making Charlotte the last Divas champion and inaugural Raw Women's champion.

History

With the start of the brand extension, the WWE Women's Championship was originally defended in both weeks. At one point, the title became exclusive to the Raw brand. From then on, only the Divas of the Raw brand could fight for the title, while the Divas of SmackDown were not able to fight for the only women's title. However, on a few occasions, Melina, Ashley, Torrie Wilson, and Nidia competed for the championship on SmackDown, but failed to win the title at the time. As a result, WWE created the WWE Divas Championship and presented it on June 6, 2008 at SmackDown, where brand general manager Vickie Guerrero announced the creation of the title. The Championship Belt was officially unveiled on June 4, 2008 on SmackDown. After reaching the finals, Michelle McCool defeated Natalia at The Great American Bash to become the first champion. When Maryse won the title from McCool in December 2008, she suffered a knee injury later that month at a live event. In the same way that Trish Stratus held the Women's Championship in an injury in 2005, Maryse was able to continue her reign as champion when she returned in January 2009. As part of the 2009 draft, champion Maryse was one of the people transferred to the Raw brand, thereby making the championship also went to this brand. On August 30, 2010, it was announced on Raw that the Divas Championship will be unified with the Women's Championship for Night of Champions. Women's title came to an end in favor of the continuation of the Divas Championship, whose name was for a time "WWE Unified Divas Championship", which meant that the title was defended by both brands despite the end of the "brand extension" in 2011. On April 6, 2014, AJ Lee became the only woman to defend the Divas Championship at WrestleMania (which was WrestleMania XXX). During the WrestleMania 32 pre-show, former WWE Diva and WWE Hall of Fame member Lita announced that a triple threat match between Divas Champion Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks will take place for the new WWE Women's Championship, thereby deactivating the Divas Championship and the term "Diva "who have been calling women in WWE for seventeen years.

Reigns

There were 26 reigns and one vacancy in the title history. The first champion was Michelle McCool, who won the title on July 20, 2008 at The Great American Bash. Eve Torres and AJ Lee held the title record of three each. Nikki Bella was the longest reigning champion while Jillian Hall held the record for shortest possession of four minutes. Paige was the youngest ever champion, winning the title at age 21, and the only woman to win the title on her debut. La

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