WWE Divas Championship History

WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres
The WWE Divas Championship was created in 2008, years after an established World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) brand split. On WWE Raw, female talent competed for the WWE Women’s Championship, and on WWE Smackdown!, female wrestlers competed for the WWE Divas Championship. The first Divas Champion was crowned on July 20, 2008, when Michelle McCool defeated Natalie Neidhart at The Great American Bash 2008.

Prior to the Divas Championship, over the years—at different time periods, the WWE Women’s Champion was able to defend the Championship on both brands, and at other times, the belt was exclusive to WWE Raw. On September 19, 2010, at Night of Champions 2010, the WWE Women’s Championship and Divas Championship was unified when Michelle McCool defeated Melina Perez.

 

1. Michelle McCool

Date Won: July 20, 2008
Days Held: 155 Days
Event Won: The Great American Bash (2008)
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Location: Uniondale, NY

Michelle McCool defeated Natalya—real name Nattie Neidhart, to be crowned the 1st WWE Divas Champion.

2. Maryse Ouellet

WWE Divas Champion Maryse
Date Won: December 22, 2008
Days Held: 216 Days
Event Won: WWE SmackDown!
Venue: Air Canada Centre
Location: Toronto, ON

Maryse defeated Michelle McCool, to become the second woman to hold the Championship. The show aired on December 26, 2008.

3. Mickie James

Date Won: July 26, 2009
Days Held: 78 Days
Event Won: Night of Champions 2009
Venue: Wachovia Center
Location: Philadelphia, PA

4. Jillian Hall

Jillian Hall, shortest Divas Championship reign
Date Won: October 12, 2009
Days Held: 4 minutes, 30 seconds
Event Won: WWE Raw
Venue: Conseco Fieldhouse
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Jillian Hall defeated Mickie James after cheating to win. Unfortunately for Jillian, Raw guest host/guest General Manager Nancy O’Dell announced that Melina Perez was drafted to Raw. Jillian then had to defend the belt immediately. The loss made Jillian the shortest reigning WWE Divas Champion in history.

5. Melina Perez

Date Won: October 12, 2009
Days Held: 84 Days
Event Won: WWE Raw
Venue: Conseco Fieldhouse
Location: Indianapolis, IN

On January 4, 2010, the WWE Divas Championship was vacated due to Melina suffering an injury… Melina suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

6. Maryse Ouellet (2nd Championship Reign)

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     February 22, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
49
WWE Raw

 —Maryse Ouellet defeated Gail Kim in the finals of an eight-diva tournament, to crown a new WWE Divas Champion—due to the title being vacated after Melina suffered an ACL injury.

Maryse became the first in history to become a 2-Time WWE Divas Champion. Both Maryse’s reigns combined, brought her total days as Divas Champion to 265 days—the longest in History.

7. Eve Torres

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     April 12, 2010
London, England
69
WWE Raw

 —Eve Torres became the first Diva Search Contestant winner to become WWE Divas Champion.

8. Alicia Fox

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     June 20, 2010
Uniondale, NY
56
Fatal 4-Way 2010

9. Melina Perez (2nd Championship Reign)

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     August 15, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
35
SummerSlam 2010

10. Michelle McCool (2nd Championship Reign)

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     September 19, 2010
Rosemont, IL
63
Night of Champions 2010

 —In this match, Michelle McCool once again made history… This was a Lumberjack/Lumberjill match, that saw the unification of the WWE Women’s Championship and the WWE Divas Championship. The WWE Women’s Championship was retired, and the Divas belt was briefly known as the “WWE Unified Divas Championship.” McCool lost the Championship 63 Days later, to Natalya—the woman she beat to become the 1st WWE Divas Champion in 2008.

11. Natalya

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     November 21, 2010
Miami, Florida
70
Survivor Series 2010

 —Natalya won the WWE Divas Championship in a handicap match against Michelle McCool and Layla El. Michelle McCool and Layla—collectively known as Team LayCool, named themselves co-Divas Champions during McCool’s reign. Layla was not officially recognized as Divas Champ.

12. Eve Torres (2nd Championship Reign)

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     January 30, 2011
Boston, MA
71
Royal Rumble 2011

 —Eve Torres won the Divas title in a fatal four–way match with Champion Natalya, Michelle McCool, and Layla El.

13. Brie Bella

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     April 11, 2011
Bridgeport, CT
70
WWE Raw

14. Kelly Kelly

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     June 20, 2011
Baltimore, MD
104
WWE Raw

14. Beth Phoenix

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     October 2, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana
204
Hell in a Cell 2011

16. Nikki Bella

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     April 23, 2012
Detroit, Michigan
6
WWE Raw

17. Layla El

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     April 29, 2012
Rosemont, Illinois
140
Extreme Rules 2012

18. Eve Torres (3rd Championship Reign)

Date Won
Location
Days Held
Event
     September 16, 2012
Boston, MA
71
Night of Champions 2012

 —Eve Torres became the first in history, to become a 3-Time WWE Divas Champion.








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