Report: NXT Women's Championship Removes Gender Specificity, Will Be Referred To As NXT Championship

NXT has dropped the "women's" part of the NXT Women's Championship.

According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, an internal decree was issued that states the NXT Women's Championship should now be referred to as the NXT Championship, removing the gender specificity from the title. The men's title, currently held by Adam Cole, is often referred to as the NXT Championship.

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It is unclear if the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championship will be under the same decree.

Becky Lynch mentioned on WWE Backstage that she believes "women's" should be dropped from the division, believing it was starting to hold back the division.

Rhea Ripley is still listed as the NXT Women's Champion on the WWE website and the title history on the page still refers to the belt as the NXT Women's Championship. Ripley also has "NXT Women's Champion" still listed in her profile on Twitter.

On Wednesday's NXT, Mauro Ranallo was very careful when mentioning the NXT Championship held by Ripley to not mention the word "women's." He called Ripley the "NXT Champion" during her entrance, said, "Let's not forget about Shirai's designs on one day becoming NXT Champion" and referred to Toni Storm as winning the "NXT UK Championship."

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