WWE X-Division Championship
Champion Deactivated
Date won August 7, 2009
Federation WWE The E-Fed
Brand Smackdown
Date created 2005
Also known as N/A
First champion Alex Shelley
Most reigns AJ Styles (2 reigns)
Longest reign Papydum (234 days)
Shortest reign Evan Bourne (22 days)

The WWE X-Division Championship was the third-tier championship title in WWE The E-Fed on Saturday Night Smackdown; the second brand of the company. The first champion was Alex Shelley who won a battle royal at No Way Out 2007 to become the inaugural champion. The final champion was Evan Bourne who won the championship in a Fatal Five Way at the Great American Bash on July 26, 2009. AJ Styles holds the record for most reigns with two. The shortest reign lasted 22 days when Evan Bourne won it at the Great American Bash only to vacate it less than a month later after leaving the company. Papydum currently holds the record for longest reign (as an individual) with 234 days.

Title historyEdit


# The overall championship reign
Date The date in which the championship was obtained
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Venue The event where the championship was obtained
Notes Any additional important information on how the championship changed hands
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
# Wrestler Name Reign Date Days held Venue Notes
1 Alex Shelley 1 March 2, 2007 81 No Way Out
2 AJ Styles 1 May 22, 2007 153 Judgment Day
3 Ryan McKenzie 1 October 22, 2007 166 No Mercy
Vacated April 4, 2008 Smackdown

McKenzie dropped the title thus vacating it.

4 Brendan Moretti 1 May 11, 2008 147 Judgment Day

Moretti won in a Ultimate X Match to win the vacant championship.

Vacated October 5, 2008 Smackdown

Moretti vacates the championship after sustaining an injury.

5 Papydum 1 October 25, 2008 234 Smackdown

Papydum defeated Alex Shelley to win the vacant championship. Papydum would go on to hold the title for seven months, thus becoming the longest reigning X-Division Champion in E-Fed History.

Vacated June 16, 2009 Smackdown

Papydum was forced to vacate the championship

6 AJ Styles 2 May 24, 2009 27 Judgment Day

Styles defeated Tyson Kidd and Teddy Hart to win the vacant championship.

Vacated June 20, 2009 Smackdown

Styles quits and the X-Division Championship is vacated.

7 Evan Bourne 1 July 26, 2009 22 The Great American Bash

Bourne won a Fatal Five Way to win the vacant X-Division Championship.

Retired August 17, 2009 Smackdown

After Evan Bourne quit the company the title was vacated, before being retired in favor of a new championship, the WWE Television Championship.


Former two-time X-Division Champion, AJ Styles.

List of combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates the reign was less than 1 day

As of May 22, 2013

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1. Papydum 1 234
2. AJ Styles 2 180
3. Ryan McKenzie 1 166
4. Brendan Moretti 1 147
5. Alex Shelley 1 81
6. Evan Bourne 1 22

See alsoEdit