The WWE Divas Championship is a professional wrestling women's championship owned by the WWE promotion. The word "Divas" in the championship's name refers to the pseudonym WWE Diva, which WWE uses to refer to its female wrestlers. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.

The creation of the championship was announced on June 6, 2008, by then SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero as a counterpart to the Raw brand's WWE Women's Championship. The inaugural champion was Ana Sanchez, who defeated Natalya on July 20, 2008, at The Great American Bash. On April 13, 2009, the title was moved from SmackDown to Raw as a result of then Divas Champion Maryse being drafted to Raw in the 2009 WWE draft. On September 19, 2010, at the Night of Champions pay-per-view event, Michelle McCool (defending the Women's Championship on behalf of tag team partner and official champion, Layla) defeated Divas Champion Melina, retiring the Women's Championship and unifying it with the Divas Championship.

Ana Sanchez holds the record for most reigns as Divas Champion with four. AJ Lee holds the longest title reign at 295 days, while Nikki Bella has the shortest reign at just six days. Paige is the youngest Divas Champion in history, at 21 years of age, and is also the only woman to win the title in her debut. The current champion is Ana Sanchez, who is in her fourth reign. Overall, there have been 27 reigns shared between 15 women.

Title history


Name Years
WWE Divas Championship 2008–2016
Unified WWE Divas Championship 2010


Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Ana Sanchez 1 July 20, 2008 155 Uniondale, NY The Great American Bash Sanchez defeated Natalya
to become the inaugural champion.
2 Maryse 1 December 22, 2008 216 Toronto, ON SmackDown Maria served as the special guest referee. The championship became exclusive to the Raw brand on April 13, 2009 when Maryse was drafted from SmackDown.
3 Ana Sanchez 2 July 26, 2009 162 Philadelphia, PA Night of Champions
Vacated January 4, 2010 Dayton, OH Raw Ana Sanchez vacated her title after suffering a knee injury.
4 Eve Torres 1 February 22, 2010 49 Indianapolis, IN Raw Defeated Gail Kim in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
5 Ana Sanchez 3 April 12, 2010 69 London, England Raw
6 Alicia Fox 1 June 20, 2010 56 Uniondale, NY Fatal 4-Way This was a Fatal 4-Way match also involving Gail Kim and Maryse. Fox pinned Maryse to win the championship.
7 Melina 1 August 15, 2010 35 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam
8 Michelle McCool 1 September 19, 2010 63 Rosemont, IL Night of Champion This was a lumberjill match where the Women's Championship was unified with the Divas Championship. The title subsequently became accessible on both the Raw and SmackDown brands and was briefly referred to as the Unified Divas Championship, keeping the lineage of the Divas Championship whilst the Women's Championship was retired. Layla was unofficially the co-champion during this reign; she defended the championship in McCool's place on some occasions.
9 Natalya 1 November 21, 2010 70 Miami, FL Survivor Series This was a handicap match also involving Layla as Michelle McCool's tag team partner.
10 Eve Torres 2 January 30, 2011 71 Boston, MA Royal Rumble This was a Fatal 4-Way match also involving Layla and Michelle McCool. Eve pinned Layla to win the championship.
11 Brie Bella 1 April 11, 2011 70 Bridgeport, CT Raw
12 Kelly Kelly 1 June 20, 2011 104 Baltimore, MD Raw This was a "Power to the People" special episode of Raw, where Brie Bella's opponent was determined by a fan-voted poll. Kelly Kelly received the highest number of votes
13 Beth Phoenix 1 October 2, 2011 204 New Orleans, LA Hell in a Cell
14 Nikki Bella 1 April 23, 2012 6 Detroit, MI Raw This was a lumberjill match
15 Layla 1 April 29, 2012 140 Rosemont, IL Extreme Rules Layla pinned Brie Bella to win the title from Nikki after the twins switched places during the match while the referee was distracted.
16 Eve Torres 3 September 16, 2012 120 Boston, MA Night of Champions
17 Kaitlyn 1 January 14, 2013 153 Houston, TX Raw 20th anniversary special If Eve had been counted out or disqualified, she would have lost the title.
18 AJ Lee 1 June 16, 2013 295 Rosemont, IL Payback
19 Paige 1 April 7, 2014 84 New Orleans, LA Raw This was Paige's debut match on the main WWE roster.
20 AJ Lee 2 June 30, 2014 48 Hartford, CT Raw
21 Paige 2 August 17, 2014 35 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam
22 AJ Lee 3 September 21, 2014 63 Nashville, TN Night of Champions This was a triple threat also involving Nikki Bella.
23 Nikki Bella 2 November 23, 2014 153 St. Louis, MO Survivor Series
24 Natalya 2 April 26, 2015 36 Rosemont, IL Extreme Rules This was a Fatal 4-Way match also including Paige and Cameron.
25 Paige 3 May 31, 2015 84 Corpus Christi, TX Elimination Chamber This was an Elimination Chamber match also including Tamina, Summer Rae, Cameron and Naomi.
26 Natalya 3 August 23, 2015 63 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam This was a Fatal 4-Way for the Divas and Women's Championship, also including Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox.
27 Ana Sanchez 4 October 25, 2015 161 Los Angeles, CA Hell in a Cell This was a Hell in a Cell match.
28 Becky Lynch 1 April 3, 2016 77 Dallas, TX WrestleMania 32 This was Lynch's Money in the Bank match.
29 Taya Valkyrie 1 June 19, 2016 65 Las Vegas, NV Money in the Bank
Retired August 23, 2016 Uncasville, CT SmackDown The title was replaced by the WWE Global Championship. With Valkyrie taking on Candice LeRae for the title.

Combined reigns

Rank Champion No. of reigns Combined days
1 Ana Sanchez 4 597
2 AJ Lee 3 406
3 Eve Torres 3 240
4 Maryse 1 216
5 Beth Phoenix 1 204
6 Paige 3 203
7 Natalya 3 169
8 Nikki Bella 2 159
9 Kaitlyn 1 153
10 Layla 1 140
11 Kelly Kelly 1 104
12 Becky Lynch 1 77
13 Brie Bella 1 70
17 Taya Valkyrie 1 65
14 Michelle McCool 1 63
15 Alicia Fox 1 56
16 Melina 1 35