WWE WOMEN'S TITLE HISTORY

- 1983: The WWF broke away from the National Wrestling Alliance and bought the rights to the NWA Women's Title and reigning champion the Fabulous Moolah.

New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
July 23, 1984
The Brawl to End it All - aired live on MTV:
- Wendi Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper) pinned WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) to win the title at 11:20 after lifting her right shoulder out of a bridged roll up; David Wolfe did guest commentary for the bout; after the bout, Moolah & Albano attacked the referee after hearing the decision

New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
February 18, 1985
- Leilani Kai (w/ the Fabulous Moolah) pinned WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper & David Wolff) with a roll up to win the title at 11:49 after Moolah hit the champion with a forearm to the face as Richter was trying to help Lauper on the floor after she was attacked by Moolah; after the bout, Richter and Lauper scared Moolah and Kai from the ring

WrestleMania
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
March 31, 1985
- Wendi Richter (w/ Cyndi Lauper) pinned WWF Women's Champion Leilani Kai (w/ the Fabulous Moolah) to win the title at 6:14 when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Kai put Richter on top for the win; after the bout, Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Richter and Lauper, with David Wolfe

New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
November 25, 1985
- Spider Lady pinned WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter to win the title at 6:38 with a small package even though the champion clearly kicked out before 3; after the bout, Richter continued attacking the challenger and pulled her mask off to reveal her as the Fabulous Moolah, not realizing the match had ended and - once she did - she refused to give up the championship belt; the finish, which Richter was unaware, came as a result of contract disputes with the champion; moments later, Richter whipped Moolah out of the ring with the title belt (Richter's last appearance in the WWF)

Brisbane, Australia
Festival Hall
July 3, 1986
- Velvet McIntyre defeated WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah to win the title

Sydney, Australia
Homebush Sports Center
July 9, 1986
- The Fabulous Moolah defeated WWF Women's Champion Velvet McIntyre to win the title

Houston, TX
Sam Houston Coliseum
July 24, 1987
- Sherri Martel pinned WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah to win the title at 7:56 by blocking an attempted slam into the ring and reversing it into a cradle; after the match, Moolah knocked down referee Joey Marella for counting the pin before Sherri hit her in the back with the title belt - sending Moolah to the floor

December 1987 - March 1988: Sherri worked a relaxed title defense schedule as she was also portraying the role of Peggy Sue, the valet of WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man.

Paris, France
Bercy Stadium
October 7, 1988
Prime Time Wrestling - 11/7/88:
- Rockin Robin pinned WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri to win the title at 12:32 with a bulldog off the top

- July 1989: The title was vacated due to lack of competition.

- November 1993: The title was re-activated after a 4-year hiatus and an 8-woman tournament was held to determine the new champion.

Poughkeepsie, NY
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
December 13, 1993
All American Wrestling - 12/26/93:
- Alundra Blayze pinned Heidi Lee Morgan with a German suplex into a bridge at 6:29 after avoiding a clothesline (Blayze's TV debut)

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Dome
November 20, 1994
- Bull Nakano pinned WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze to win the title at 9:28 with a slam and the legdrop off the top; prior to the bout, Blayze was interviewed backstage, during which she said she was proud to represent the WWF and said the best woman would win; Nakano was also then interviewed about the upcoming bout; Blayze came out on the back of a motorcycle and hoisting the American flag, with roughly a dozen other bikers; the two shook hands before the bout; after the match, Nakano was presented with the title belt and winner's plaque before taking the mic and addressing the fans; backstage, Nakano was interviewed about her title win; Blayze was interviewed as well, during which she praised Nakano and said she would get the belt back in America at WrestleMania

Poughkeepsie, NY
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
April 3, 1995
Raw:
- Alundra Blayze pinned WWF Women's Champion Bull Nakano at 6:41 to win the title with the German suplex into a bridge after the champion failed a moonsault; after the bout, an unknown female attacked Blayze, breaking her nose; the woman was later revealed to be Bertha Faye; the attack caused Alundra to have plastic surgery done to fix her nose

Summer Slam 95
Pittsburgh, PA
Civic Arena
August 27, 1995
- Bertha Faye (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze to win the title at 4:37 with a sit-down powerbomb after Alundra missed a dropkick off the top

Brandon, Manitoba
October 23, 1995
Raw:
- Alundra Blayze pinned WWF Women's Champion Bertha Faye (w/ Harvey Wippleman) to win the title with the German suplex into a bridge after Bertha collided with Wippleman on the ring apron

- The title was vacated when Blayze left the WWF in December 1995, appearing on WCW Monday Nitro and dropping the title belt in the trash.

- September 15, 1998: The title was re-activated after a 3-year hiatus.

Sacramento, CA
Arco Arena
September 15, 1998
Raw - 9/21/98:
- Jackie (w/ Marc Mero) pinned Sable when Marc Mero held Sable's legs down during the cover as Sable attempted a suplex into the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Jackie won the reinstated WWF Women's Championship

Survivor Series 98
St. Louis, MO
Kiel Center
November 15, 1998
- Sable pinned WWF Women's Champion Jackie (w/ Marc Mero) to win the title at 3:13 with the powerbomb after avoiding the tornado DDT and throwing the champion to the mat

Orlando, FL
Arena
May 10, 1999
Raw:
- Debra defeated WWF Women's Champion Sable (w/ Nicole Bass) to win the title via reverse decision in a bra and panties match; Sable originally won the match at the 50-second mark after Debra became distracted by Val Venis at ringside; moments later, as Val was backing off from Nichole Bass, who seemed to be coming on to him, Jeff Jarrett came out behind Venis and broke a guitar over his head; after the bout, Michael Cole attempted to interview Sable in the ring, with Shawn Michaels - who did guest commentary for the bout - then taking the microphone away, telling Bass to "Step off, mister", and said that the woman who gets her evening gown taken off should be the winner, therefore Debra was the new champion (Sable's last US TV appearance for nearly 4 years)

Worcester, MA
Centrum
June 8, 1999
Raw - 6/14/99:
- Ivory defeated WWF Women's Champion Debra to win the title after Nicole Bass interfered and choked Debra

No Mercy 99
Cleveland, OH
Gund Arena
October 17, 1999
- The Fabulous Moolah (w/ Mae Young) pinned WWF Women's Champion Ivory to win the title at 3:01 with a roll up after Ivory hit Mae in the head with the title belt

Providence, RI
Civic Center
October 25, 1999
Raw:
- Ivory pinned WWF Women’s Champion the Fabulous Moolah (w/ Mae Young) to win the title in an impromptu match

Armageddon 99
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
National Car Rental Center
December 12, 1999
- Miss Kitty defeated Jackie, BB, and WWF Women's Champion Ivory in a swimming pool evening gown match to win the title at 2:57; order of elimination: Jackie by Ivory, BB by Ivory & Kitty; Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah were the special referees for the bout; after the contest, Miss Kitty took the microphone and said she would not disappoint all the fans that came to see her naked; she then took off her dress, jumped in the pool, came out and pulled down her bra before Sgt. Slaughter and Tony Garea came out to cover her up and escort her backstage; moments later, Mae Young attempted to strip down as well but Slaughter returned to take her backstage

Pittsburgh, PA
January 31, 2000
Raw:
- Harvina (Harvey Wippleman dressed as a woman) pinned WWF Women's Champion the Kat in a lumberjill match to win the title at 1:14 after Jackie knocked down the champion; other lumberjills included: BB, Ivory, Luna, Mae Young, and the Fabulous Moolah

Detroit, MI
Joe Louis Arena
February 1, 2000
Smackdown!:
- Jackie pinned WWF Women’s Champion Harvey Whippleman to win the title in less than 20 seconds

San Antonio, TX
March 28, 2000
Smackdown!:
- Stephanie McMahon pinned WWF Women's Champion Jackie to win the title after Tori interfered and hit a DDT; after the bout, Mick Foley won an in-ring brawl involving almost the entire locker room while using a baseball bat

Lafayette, LA
CajunDome
August 21, 2000
Raw:
- Lita pinned WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon (w/ Kurt Angle & Triple H) to win the title with the moonsault at 5:06 after special referee the Rock fought off Angle and Triple H and hit the Rock Bottom on Stephanie

Rochester, NY
Blue Cross Arena
October 31, 2000
Smackdown!:
- Ivory defeated WWF Women's Champion Lita, Trish Stratus, and Jackie to win the title at 3:25 by pinning Lita after Edge & Christian interfered and hit a sideslam / reverse DDT combo; pre-match stipulations stated that no member of RTC, the Hardy Boyz, or T&A could interfere; after the match, RTC celebrated with Ivory at ringside

WrestleMania X-7
Houston, TX
AstroDome
April 1, 2001
- Chyna pinned WWF Women's Champion Ivory to win the title at 2:39 by casually laying on top of the champion following a gorilla press slam (Chyna’s in-ring return following the Royal Rumble)

- Summer 2001: The title was vacated when Chyna left the WWF. Her last title defense was on May 20.

Survivor Series 01
Greensboro, NC
Coliseum
November 18, 2001
- Trish Stratus defeated Lita, Jackie, Ivory, Molly Holly, and Jazz (mystery participant) to win the vacant WWF Women’s at 4:23 by pinning Ivory with the bulldog (Jazz' surprise debut)

Las Vegas, NV
Thomas & Mack Center
February 4, 2002
Raw:
- Jazz pinned WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title at 3:39 with a fisherman buster after reversing the champion's bulldog attempt into a back suplex

Toronto, Ontario
Air Canada Centre
May 13, 2002
Raw:
- Trish Stratus & Bubba Ray Dudley defeated WWE Women's Champion Jazz & Steven Richards when Trish pinned Jazz at 4:10; due to pre-match stipulations, Trish won the women's title

King of the Ring 02
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
June 23, 2002
- Molly Holly pinned WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title at 5:43 with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage after the challenger failed an attempt at the Molly-Go-Round

Unforgiven 02
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
September 22, 2002
- Trish Stratus pinned WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly to win the title at 5:47 by reversing a waist lock into a bulldog

Survivor Series 02
New York City, NY
Madison Square Garden
November 17, 2002
- Victoria pinned WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus in a hardcore match to win the title at 7:01 with a suplex after spraying a fire extinguisher in the champion's face

WrestleMania XIX
Seattle, WA
SafeCo Field
March 30, 2003
- Trish Stratus defeated WWE Women’s Champion Victoria (w/ Steven Richards) and Jazz by pinning Victoria with a kick to the face to win the title

Backlash 03
Worcester, MA
Centrum
April 27, 2003
- Jazz (w/ Teddy Long) pinned WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title by blocking a sunset flip and holding onto the ropes for leverage; moments earlier, Long broke Trish's cover following the bulldog by throwing his shoe at her

Buffalo, NY
HSBC Arena
June 30, 2003
Raw:
- Gail Kim won a 7-woman battle royal to win the WWE Women's Title by last eliminating Victoria at 4:09; other participants included: WWE Women's Champion Jazz (w/ Teddy Long), Molly Holly, Ivory, Trish Stratus, and Jacquiline; order of elimination: Ivory by Molly Holly via a catapult (0:36); WWE Women's Champion Jazz was eliminated via injury after suffering a kick to the face from Victoria (around the 1:30 mark); Molly by Victoria via a backdrop (1:45); Jackie by Victoria via a kick (1:48); Trish Stratus was eliminated after Victoria catapulted Gail into her as Trish was on the apron (3:08); Gail eliminated Victoria by blocking a powerbomb attempt and holding onto the ring ropes while hitting a hurricanrana and sending her to the floor (Kim's TV debut)

Colorado Springs, CO
World Arena
July 28, 2003
Raw:
- Molly Holly pinned WWE Women's Champion Gail Kim to win the title with a somersault sit-down splash off the top onto a standing Kim

Omaha, NE
Quest Center
February 23, 2004
Raw:
- Victoria defeated WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly, Jazz, and Lita in an elimination match to win the title at 9:42; order of elimination: Lita pinned Jazz with the DDT at the 54 second mark; Victoria pinned Molly with a roll over at 1:30 as Molly had a cover on Lita (Molly attacked Victoria after being pinned); Victoria pinned Lita with the Widow's Peak after preventing the moonsault; after the bout, Steven Richards came to the ring to celebrate with the new champion

Bad Blood (Raw)
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena
June 13, 2004
- Trish Stratus (w/ Tyson Tomko) defeated Lita, Gail Kim, and WWE Women's Champion Victoria to win the title at 4:44 by pinning Lita with a roll up immediately after Lita hit the DDT on Kim and made the cover

Charlotte, NC
December 6, 2004
Raw:
- Lita pinned WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title at 7:11 with a reverse Twist of Fate and the moonsault

New Year's Revolution
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Coliseo De Puerto Rico
January 9, 2005
- Trish Stratus pinned WWE Women's Champion Lita to win the title at 3:47 after shoving off a DDT attempt and landing the Chick Kick; the champion tore her ACL mid-way through the match while attempting a Thesz Press from the apron to the floor; after the bout, Lita was helped backstage by referees, the trainer, and a doctor (Lita's last match for a year)

WrestleMania 22
Chicago, IL
AllState Arena
April 2, 2006
- Mickie James pinned WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title at 8:50 with the Chick Kick

Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena
August 14, 2006
Raw:
- Lita pinned WWE Women's Champion Mickie James to win the title at 4:51 after hitting Mickie in the face with the title belt as WWE World Champion Edge, who came ringside mid-way through the match, distracted referee Jack Doane

Unforgiven 06
Toronto, Ontario
Air Canada Center
September 17, 2006
- Trish Stratus defeated WWE Women's Champion Lita via submission with the Sharpshooter to win the title at 11:35; after the bout, Lillian Garcia was seen crying and cheering for Trish at ringside (Trish's retirement match)

- 9/18/06: The title was vacated with Trish Stratus' retirement. An 8-woman tournament was held to determine the new champion. Mickie James defeated Victoria and Melina while Lita defeated Candice Michelle and Maria.

Cyber Sunday 06 (Raw)
Cincinnati, OH
US Bank Arena
November 5, 2006
- WWE Women's Championship Tournament Finals: Lita pinned Mickie James in a lumberjill match to win the title at 8:09 with a kick to the midsection and the DDT after Mickie knocked down Victoria and Melina on the floor; lumberjills for the match included Torrie Wilson, Jillian Hall, Kristal, Kelly Kelly, Brooke, Melina, Victoria, Candice Michelle, Michelle McCool, Leyla, Ashley, Ariel, and Trinity; the lumberjill stipulation won 46% of the vote, beating a No DQ match, at 40%, and a submission match, at 14%

Survivor Series 06
Philadelphia, PA
Wachovia Center
November 26, 2006
- Mickie James pinned WWE Women's Champion Lita to win the title with the jumping DDT at 8:20; after the bout, Lita called Lillian Garcia into the ring so she could announce her as the greatest women's champion of all time; Lita then grabbed the mic away and said she was disgusted by the crowd's lack of respect for her; Cryme Tyme then appeared with the box stolen from Lita's lockerroom earlier in the night, said it was her stuff, and they were going to have a ho-sale; moments later, they started selling all her clothes and an empty box of Monistat, with JBL attempting to buy a pair of her used panties but they stole his money and gave the panties to someone else; they then sold what appeared to be a dildo and then sold the box itself (Lita's last match)

Bakersfield, CA
Rabobank Arena
February 19, 2007
Raw
- Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Mickie James to win the title at 4:22 with a roll over after blocking a hurricanrana attempt and throwing the champion head-first to the mat; after the match, several photographers at ringside took pictures of Melina posing with the title

Paris, France
The Zenith
April 24, 2007
- Mickie James defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina and Victoria to win the title by pinning Victoria with a hurricanrana; that was not the planned finish but Victoria failed to kick out of Mickie's cover

Paris, France
The Zenith
April 24, 2007
- Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Mickie James in an impromptu match by using the ropes for leverage; prior to the bout, Melina appeared and said Mickie beat Victoria for the title and not her, with Jonathan Coachman giving her the rematch

Vengeance 07
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
June 24, 2007
- Candice Michelle pinned WWE Women's Champion Melina to win the title at 4:21 with a spin kick; prior to the bout, footage was shown of the Fabulous Moolah beating Wendi Richter for the WWF Women's Title in 1985

No Mercy 07
Chicago, IL
AllState Arena
October 7, 2007
- Beth Phoenix pinned WWE Women's Champion Candice Michelle to win the title with the cradle suplex at 4:36; after the bout, Jerry Lawler conducted a ringside interview with Phoenix regarding her title win (the debut of a new theme song for Phoenix)

London, England
02 Arena
April 14, 2008
Raw
- Mickie James pinned WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix to win the title at 5:13 by reversing a double elevated chicken wing into a victory roll; after the commercial break, Ashley and Maria celebrated with Mickie at the entrance stage; moments later, Todd Grisham conducted an interview with Mickie in which she said words couldn't describe how she felt and then kissed Grisham

Summer Slam 08
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse
August 17, 2008
- Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston & WWE Women's Champion Mickie James to win both titles at 5:41 when Phoenix pinned James with a double chicken wing into a face-first slam, moments after James hit the DDT on Marella; after the bout, the winners celebrated with Phoenix hoisting Marella on her shoulders

Royal Rumble 09
Detroit, MI
Joe Louis Arena
January 25, 2009
- Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella) to win the title at 5:58 with a reversal into a roll up

Great American Bash 09
Sacramento, CA
Arco Arena
June 28, 2009
- Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) pinned WWE Women's Champion Melina to win the title at 6:36 with a kick to the face and the Faith Breaker

Royal Rumble 2010
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
January 31, 2010
- Mickie James pinned WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla dressed as "Piggy James") with the DDT to win the title at the 22-second mark; prior to the match, McCool cut an in-ring promo saying she couldn't find Mickie, with "Piggy James" then appearing to answer McCool's comments; moments later, Mickie appeared and jumped Layla on the floor; after the bout, Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella, Maria, Eve, and Gail Kim came out with a cake, helped Mickie put McCool and Layla's faces into the cake, and celebrated Mickie's title win

Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center
February 23, 2010
Smackdown! - 2/26/10
- Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) pinned WWE Women's Champion Mickie James at 4:28 with a boot to the face to win the title after guest referee Vickie Guerrero slapped the champion in the face as Mickie had the challenger covered; Beth Phoenix was shown watching on backstage during the match

Extreme Rules 2010
Baltimore, MD
First Mariner Arena
April 25, 2010
- Beth Phoenix pinned WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla & Vickie Guerrero) in an extreme makeover match to win the title at 6:36 with the Glam Slam

Buffalo, NY
HSBC Arena
May 11, 2010
Smackdown! - 5/14/10
- Michelle McCool & Layla defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix in a handicap match at 2:07 when Layla scored the pin after Phoenix and McCool collided heads in the ring, with McCool then falling to the floor; the match was originally scheduled for Rosa Mendes vs. Phoenix but, prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage, ordered Mendes from the ring, and said McCool had elected to get her title rematch with Phoenix and that it would be at stake as a handicap match; it was noted Phoenix was wearing a brace on her left knee after injuring it against Mendes the previous week; as a result of her pinfall, Layla won the title

- 9/18/10: McCool unified the Women's title with the Divas title by defeating Melina in a lumberjack match at Night of Champions in Chicago.

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