|WWE Cruiserweight Championship|
|Date established||September 14, 2016|
|Current champion(s)||Hideo Itami|
|Date won||January 28, 2018|
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. The title is currently held by Hideo Itami who is in his first reign as champion.
Unveiled on September 14, 2016, as the award for the Cruiserweight Classic, which was won by TJ Perkins, it is contested in WWE's cruiserweight division by wrestlers at a maximum weight of 205 lb (93 kg). The championship was exclusive to Raw until the premiere of WWE 205 Live on November 29, 2016.
The title is distinct from the previous WWE Cruiserweight Championship that originated in World Championship Wrestling and was retired in 2007. The two titles share the name but not the title history.
As of May 20, 2018, there have been eight reigns between eight champions and one vacant. The inaugural champion was T.J. Perkins. The oldest champion is The Brian Kendric, winning the title at 37 years old, while the youngest champion is Rich Swann when he won it at 25. Neville also has the longest reign at 142 days, while The Brian Kendrick has the shortest reign at 30 days.
The title is currently held by Hideo Itami, who is in his first reign as champion. He won the title from Cedric Alexander at the Royal Rumble on January 28, 2018
|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|
|1||T.J. Perkins||1||September 14, 2016||46||Winter Park, FL||Cruiserweight Classic||Defeated Gran Metalik in the tournament final to become the inaugural champion.|
|2||The Brian Kendrick||1||October 30, 2016||30||Boston, MA||Hell in a Cell|
|3||Rich Swann||1||November 29, 2016||61||Columbus, SC||205 Live|
|4||Neville||1||January 29, 2017||142||San Antonio, TX||Royal Rumble|
|—||Vacated||—||June 19, 2017||—||Evansville, IN||Raw||Following an ownership change in the WWE all championships were declared vacant.|
|5||Gran Metalik||1||June 19, 2017||98||Evansville, IN||Raw||Metalik defeated T.J. Perkins, The Brian Kendrick, Jack Gallagher, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Drew Gulak and Mustafa Ali in an 8-man match for the vacant title.|
|6||Enzo Amore||1||September 24, 2017||<1||Los Angeles, CA||No Mercy|
|7||Cedric Alexander||1||126||Enzo was forced to immediately defend his title as he was not supposed to be in his title winning match. Alexander was the original opponent thus was given his opportunity and Metalik also competed in a triple threat match.|
|8||Hideo Itami||1||January 28, 2018||112+||Philadelphia, PA||Royal Rumble|