Following the brand split in 2016, the women’s division gained a new championship for each show, Raw and Smackdown. Since then, 11 Superstars have held the Raw Women’s Championship across 24 different reigns, with many of the top stars in the company holding the championship so far.
Here are the top 10 longest WWE Raw Women’s Championship reigns.
10. Asuka – 78 Days
After Asuka won the title at Money in the Bank 2020, she immediately entered a feud with Nia Jax, which saw her retain the title at Backlash. However, after retaining the title against Sasha Banks in a controversial fashion at Extreme Rules, in their rematch, Asuka lost the title when she was counted out, where the belt could change hands by pinfall, submission, count out, disqualification, or outside interference. When Asuka chose to be counted out to protect Sane from an attack by Bayley, she lost the title to Sasha Banks.
9. Rhea Ripley – 97 Days
Upon entering the main roster, Rhea Ripley wasted no time and challenged Asuka for the women’s title at Wrestlemania 37. Asuka said yes to Ripley’s challenge, and the match was set to happen on April 11, which was the second night of WrestleMania. Ripley beat Asuka at WrestleMania 37 to become the Raw Women’s Champion. Ripley defended her title against Asuka in a rematch on the Raw show after WrestleMania. However, Charlotte Flair attacked both Asuka and Ripley, so there was no winner. On the May 3 episode of Raw, a rematch for the Raw Women’s Championship between Ripley and Asuka was set for WrestleMania Backlash. However, WWE official Sonya Deville added Flair to the match to make it a triple threat. By pinning Asuka at the event, Ripley kept her title. Ripley retained her title even though Flair beat her at Hell in a Cell by disqualification. Ripley, however, lost the title to Flair at Money in the Bank, ending her 97-day reign.
8. Alexa Bliss – 111 Days
At Payback 2017, Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley to become the new Raw Women’s Champion. In doing so, she became the first woman to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships. Bliss defeated Bayley in a rematch to retain the championship before entering a feud with Sasha Banks. Alexa Bliss defeated Banks at Great Balls of Fire, but ended up losing the title at Summerslam in another match against Banks, ending her reign after 112 days.
7. Charlotte Flair – 113 Days
Charlotte Flair was the inaugural Raw Women’s Champion after defeating Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 32. After a long and tense rivalry with Natalya, she retained the women’s title by defeating her on an episode of Raw, on WWE Payback, where they mimicked the Montreal Screwjob, and in Extreme Rules. After another successful title defense against Paige, Her 113-day reign as champion ended when she lost to Sasha Banks on an episode of Raw.
6. Bianca Belair – 116+ Days
At Elimination Chamber 2022, Bianca Belair won the Elimination Chamber match to become the number one contender for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. This brought her feud with Lynch back to life. Belair won the Raw Women’s Championship with a victory over Lynch on the first night of WrestleMania 38. After beating Queen Zelina on April 11’s episode of Raw, Belair began feuding with WWE official Sonya Deville, who assaulted her. On the edition of Raw on April 25, she successfully defended her title against Deville, despite help from Carmella and Zelina. Then, Belair defended her championship in a triple threat match against Asuka and Lynch at Hell in a Cell. Then she again defeated Becky Lynch at Summerslam 2022, where she and Lynch showed respect for one another.
5. Becky Lynch – 162 Days
After her long hiatus due to her pregnancy, “The Man” wasted no time going after the women’s championship by returning to Summerslam 2021, beating Bianca Belair. After successful title defenses, she was drafted to Raw, making her the Raw Women’s Champion. Lynch retained her title against Belair on an episode of RAW, ending their feud. Lita would then challenge Lynch to a Raw Women’s Championship contest at Elimination Chamber, which Lynch would gladly accept because it would be a dream match for her. She kept her title, setting up a title match at WrestleMania 38 between her and Bianca Belair, who won the Elimination Chamber number one contenders match. Becky Lynch lost her title to Bianca Belair on the event’s first night, ending her reign after 162 days.
4. Alexa Bliss – 222 Days
After arriving on Raw during the superstar shakeup, Alexa Bliss was immediately pushed into the championship picture, feuding with the likes of Bayley and Sasha Banks, whom she got the title from on an episode of Raw after their tense matchup at Summerslam. On September 24, at No Mercy, Bliss successfully defended her championship against Bayley, Nia Jax, Emma, and Sasha Banks. She then entered a feud with Mickey James, where Alexa successfully retained her title against her at WWE TLC. Bliss successfully defended her championship in the first-ever women’s Elimination Chamber match on February 25, 2018, at the Elimination Chamber PPV. However, her 222-day reign as champion ended at Wrestlemania 34, where Nia Jax defeated her.
3. Asuka – 231 Days
It’s too bad that Asuka’s Raw Women’s Championship reign won’t be remembered as vividly as it might have been since it was won during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time inside the Thunderdome, Asuka competed in more matches than all of the current superstars combined. At Summerslam, Asuka faced Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship and Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship; she lost the first bout but afterward defeated Banks to win back the Raw Women’s Championship, making this the first time she has won any major WWE championship more than once. After successful title defenses against Zelina Vega and Lana, she, unfortunately, lost the title to an up-and-coming star, Rhea Ripley, at Wrestlemania 37, ending her reign at 231 days.
2. Ronda Rousey – 231 Days
Being the greatest MMA fighter in the women’s division is already a reason to fear Ronda Rousey when she steps foot into WWE. She dominated her way to the top and finally had a championship opportunity when she faced Nia Jax in a momentous main event at Money in the Bank, where she could not capture the title due to interference by Alexa Bliss. The latter attacked both Ronda and Nia and cashed in her briefcase. Within the next two months, Rousey would ignite her first feud as a WWE superstar with Alexa Bliss over the championship, culminating in a kayfabe suspension when Rousey attacked Bliss, Kurt Angle, and other officials. After she finished her time out of the ring, Raw general manager Kurt Angle gave Rousey a Raw Women’s Championship match against Bliss at SummerSlam. She won by dominating Alexa Bliss throughout the entire match. After successful title defenses against Bliss, Mickey James, Nikki, Banks, Ronda, Becky, and Charlotte, headlined Wrestlemania 35. She lost in controversial fashion to Becky, who took both the women’s titles.
1. Becky Lynch – 398 Days
Becky Lynch is among the most well-known and well-liked female wrestlers of today. Her year-long dominance as the RAW women’s champion started at Wrestlemania 35, where the main event featured superstars from the women’s division for the first time. In the event, Becky pinned Ronda Rousey to win both the Smackdown and Raw Women’s titles. Even though she lost the Smackdown women’s title to Charlotte at Money in the Bank, she continued her reign as Raw women’s champ, feuding with Lacey Evans first, which she retained at WWE Stomping Grounds. Later that night, Lynch helped her real-life boyfriend Seth Rollins beat Baron Corbin and keep the WWE Universal Championship. Corbin chose Evans as the special guest referee for their title match, so Lynch was able to help Rollins keep the title. At the Extreme Rules event in July, Lynch and Rollins kept both of their titles after a winners-take-all mixed tag team match. This put an end to their two feuds. After successful title defenses against Natalya, Sasha Banks, and Shayna Baszler, Lynch said that she was giving up the Raw Women’s Championship because she was pregnant in real life and that Asuka’s win in the Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match the night before was really for the title.