The NXT Championship was a main event title in New-WWE. It was introduced in Season 9, replacing the DCO World Championship. Though it is a main event title and considered by the company to be a World Championship, the NXT Title is secondary to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, it cannot be used in place of it to complete Triple Crowns, and does not count towards the Grand Slam. Originally, superstars of either brand were allowed to compete for it. However, following the return of the brand extension in Season 10, the title became exclusive to Raw after Belmont was drafted there during his title reign. On the first episode of Raw following the brand split being put into place, Raw General Manager John Kimble retired the NXT Championship, replacing it with a new top-tier championship for Raw in the form of the Universal Championship. The first NXT Champion in New-WWE was Biff Andreas. The final champion was Belmont, who is in his first reign as champion.