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September 14, 2016--Present

Compiled by Earl Oliver

1.T.J. Perkins (Teddy James Perkins)
09/14/2016-Winter Park, FL
Defeated Gran Metalik in the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic to become the first champion.
Known as Manik/Suicide in TNA

2."The" Brian Kendrick
10/30/2016-Boston, MA
WWE Hell in the Cell

3.Rich Swann
11/2/2016-Columbia, SC
WWE 205 Live (Premier Episode)

4.Neville (Benjamin Satterley)
01/29/2017-San Antonio, TX
WWE Royal Rumble PPV

5.Akira Tozawa
08/14/2017-Boston, MA
WWE Monday Night RAW broadcst

6.Neville [2]
08/20/2017-Brooklyn, NY (The Barclays Center)
WWE SummerSlam 2017

7.Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt)
09/24/2017-Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
WWE No Mercy

8.Kalisto (Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez)
10/09/2017-Indianapolis, IN
This was a lumberjack match
Monday Night RAW

9.Enzo Amore [2]
10/22/2017-Minneapolis, MN
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV

Title Vacant
The title was vacated due to Enzo Amore's release following publicized legal issues.

10.Cedric Alexander (Cederick Alexander Johnson)
04/08/2018-New Orleans, LA (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
Defeated Mustafa Ali in the final of the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament
WrestleMania 34

11.Buddy Murphy (Matthew Adams)
10/06/2018-Melbourne, Australia
WWE Super Showdown PPV

12.Tont Nese
04/07/2019-East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)
WWE WrestleMania 35

13.Drew Gulak
06/23/2019-Tacoma, WA
This was a triple threat match also involving Akira Tozawa. The match was part of the Stomping Grounds pre-show
WWE Stomping Grounds
n October 2019, the title became shared between 205 Live and NXT, and it was renamed the NXT Cruiserweight Championship .

14.Lio Rush (Lionel Gerard Green)
10/09/2019-Winter Park, FL (Full Sail University)
WWE NXT broadcast

15.Angel Garza (Humberto Garza Solano)
12/11/2019-Winter Park, FL

16.Jordan Devlin
10/25/2020-Houston, TX
Fatal Four-way match also involving Isaiah "Swerve" Scott and Travis Banks.
With Devlin's win, the title was extended to the NXT UK brand.
Worlds Collide

17..El Hijo del Fantasma/Santos Escobar
05/27/2020-Winter Park, FL
Due to a travel ban as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, an interim champion was crowned until Jordan Devlin can return to the United States. Fantasma defeated Drake Maverick in the tournament final to become the interim champion. WWE recognizes Fantasma's reign as beginning on June 3, 2020, when the episode aired on tape delay. Fantasma later removed his mask and revealed himself as Santos Escobar.
On April 8, 2021 Jordan Devlin, having returned to the United States after the COVID-19 lock down ended, challenged the champion in a Title vs. Title Ladder match...and lost.

18.Kushida (Yujiro Kushida)
04/13/2021-Orlando, FL (Capitol Wrestling Center)
Escobar put out an Open Challenge and lost

19.Roderick Strong (Christopher Lindsey)
09/21/2021-Orlando, FL (Capitol Wrestling Center)
Stong is a member of the Diamond Mine faction
NXT 2.0

Title Retired
01/04,/2022-Orlando, FL
Carmelo Hayes defeated Roderick Strong to unify the NXT Cruiserweight Championship into the NXT North American Championship. The Cruiserweight Championship was retired with Hayes going forward as North American Champion.

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