New WWE Million Dollar Champion Crowned At NXT TakeOver: In Your House

Here's who prevailed when LA Knight & Cameron Grimes battled for Ted DiBiase's shiny WWE strap.

Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Championship

LA Knight is the new WWE Million Dollar Championship, having defeated Cameron Grimes to become the first person to hold the belt since November 2010.

Having spent the past few weeks feuding to earn Ted DiBiase's respect, Knight and Grimes threw down in a ladder match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House last night, with the Million Dollar Title suspended above the ring in a glass box. Knight scored the victory after shoving Grimes from a ladder and throw a propped-up ladder on the outside, allowing him to climb up and grab the case.

DiBiase, a regular on NXT television throughout this program, was on-hand at ringside, presenting Knight with his new prize after the bell. Whether or not he remains a fixture on the black and gold brand beyond this storyline remains to be seen.


The Million Dollar Championship was last active in WWE in 2010, when it was held by the Million Dollar Man's son, Ted DiBiase Jr. Its history goes back to February 1989, when Ted Sr. introduced it as a result of his inability to win or buy the WWE Championship.

Its initial run lasted until February 1992 before WWE brought it back for the DiBiase-managed 'Ringmaster' Steve Austin in 1995.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.