Roman Reigns Passes Astonishing WWE Milestone
Roman Reigns has smashed through another WWE landmark as his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship continues to redefine modern wrestling.
When the pandemic shut down the world in the spring of 2020, Roman Reigns went on hiatus from WWE, taking extra precautions due to his own health issues in the past. By SummerSlam of that year, Reigns was back in a WWE ring and stunned the world by attacking both Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman after Wyatt defeated Strowman for the Universal Championship.
One week later at Payback, Reigns was part of a Triple Threat match for the title with Strowman and Wyatt, picking up the win and holding the Universal Title ever since.
That title reign has put Roman Reigns in rarefied air in the pantheon of great champions in WWE history and he has now reached yet another milestone as he has hit 900 days as champion.
900 days and counting… ☝️ @WWERomanReigns@HeymanHustlepic.twitter.com/bF8Jec2bnS
— WWE (@WWE) February 16, 2023
Roman Reigns added to his gold haul at WrestleMania 38 when he defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Only Pedro Morales, Hulk Hogan, Bob Backlund, and Bruno Sammartino (twice) have longer reigns as a world champion in WWE with all four men holding the WWE Title for over 1000 days with Backlund and Sammartino also boasting reigns that are recognised as lasting over 2000 days.
Roman Reigns potentially faces two tough challenges if he wants to surpass those legends as he will put his titles on the line against Sami Zayn at Elimination Chamber with the winner going on to face Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39.