Richie Steamboat Pin Leo Kruger Richie Steamboat Jinder Mahal Sub Jinder Mahal Sub Bo Dallas Jinder Mahal Seth Rollins Pin Seth Rollins Pin Drew McIntyre Seth Rollins Pin Michael McGillicutty Michael McGillicutty Pin Justin Gabriel
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Event Notes
1 Seth Rollins 1 July 26, 2012 133 WWE NXT Defeated Jinder Mahal in the finals of an eight–man tournament to become the inaugural champion. Aired on tape delay on August 29, 2012. 2 Big E Langston 1 December 6, 2012 168 WWE NXT This was a no-disqualification match. Aired on tape delay on January 9, 2013. 3 Bo Dallas 1 May 23, 2013 280 WWE NXT Aired on tape delay on June 12, 2013. 4 Adrian Nevelle 1 February 27, 2014 287 NXT Arrival This was a ladder match. 5 Sami Zayn 1 December 11, 2014 62 NXT Takeover: R Evolution This was a title vs. career match. If Sami Zayn lost, he would voluntarily quit the NXT roster. 6 Kevin Owens 1 February 11, 2015 143 NXT TakeOver: Rival Owens defeated Zayn when the referee decided that Zayn was unable to continue. 7 Finn Bálor 1 July 4, 2015 40+ Sumida, Tokyo, Japan The Beast in the East This was the first time ever that the championship has changed hands outside of North America and outside of Full Sail University.