List of WWE Cruiserweight Champions

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Current champion Cedric Alexander

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand. It is defended on Raw and the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live.[1]

As of July 16, 2018, there have been ten reigns between eight champions and one vacancy. The inaugural champion was TJ Perkins. The oldest champion is The Brian Kendrick, winning the title at 37 years old, while the youngest champion is Rich Swann when he won it at 25. Neville and Enzo Amore have the most reigns at two. Neville also has the longest reign at 197 days, while Akira Tozawa has the shortest reign at six days. Neville also has the longest combined reign at 232 days (233 days as recognized by WWE).

The title is currently held by Cedric Alexander, who is in his first reign. He won the title by defeating Mustafa Ali in the finals of a 16-man tournament on the WrestleMania 34 pre-show.


Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by WWE in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 TJ Perkins 1 September 14, 2016 46 Winter Park, FL Cruiserweight Classic Finale Defeated Gran Metalik in the tournament final to become the inaugural champion. [2]
2 The Brian Kendrick 1 October 30, 2016 30 Boston, MA Hell in a Cell WWE recognizes Kendrick's reign as lasting 31 days. [3]
3 Rich Swann 1 November 29, 2016 61 Columbia, SC 205 Live [4]
4 Neville 1 January 29, 2017 197 San Antonio, TX Royal Rumble [5]
5 Akira Tozawa 1 August 14, 2017 6 Boston, MA Raw [6]
6 Neville 2 August 20, 2017 35 Brooklyn, NY SummerSlam Match was part of the SummerSlam pre-show.
WWE recognizes Neville's reign as lasting 36 days.
7 Enzo Amore 1 September 24, 2017 15 Los Angeles, CA No Mercy WWE recognizes Amore's reign as lasting 16 days. [8]
8 Kalisto 1 October 9, 2017 13 Indianapolis, IN Raw This was a lumberjack match. [9]
9 Enzo Amore 2 October 22, 2017 93 Minneapolis, MN TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs [10]
Vacated January 23, 2018 The title was vacated due to Enzo Amore's release following publicized accusations of sexual assault and harassment. [11][12]
10 Cedric Alexander 1 April 8, 2018 99+ New Orleans, LA WrestleMania 34 Defeated Mustafa Ali in a tournament final to win the vacant championship.
The match was part of the WrestleMania 34 pre-show.

Combined reigns

Two-time and longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion Neville

As of July 16, 2018.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
Combined days Combined days
recognized by WWE
1 Neville 2 232 233
2 Enzo Amore 2 108 109
3 Cedric Alexander 1 99+
4 Rich Swann 1 61
5 TJ Perkins 1 46
6 The Brian Kendrick 1 30 31
7 Kalisto 1 13
8 Akira Tozawa 1 6


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  12. ^ Enzo Amore released from WWE after Allegations of sexual assault - Sky
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