Roman Reigns has now officially broken a WWE Universal Championship record that was set by Brock Lesnar.
Recently, Roman Reigns reached a significant milestone in his reign with the WWE Universal Championship when he reached his 500th day with the title.
Now, the ‘Head of the Table’ has made another huge achievement, surpassing Brock Lesnar to become the longest-reigning Universal Champion in the history of the title.
Lesnar set the record after defeating Goldberg for the belt at WrestleMania 33 and defeating everyone in his path for 503 days before he fell to Reigns himself at SummerSlam 2018.
As of January 16th, Reigns has held the Universal Championship for 504 days in a reign that shows no signs of slowing down.
Since defeating ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman at Payback in 2020, Reigns has decimated allcomers, including some of the biggest names in WWE.
So far, he has racked up 18 title defences against 11 different opponents, across multiple continents.
Reigns’ most recent defence came against Sami Zayn on the December 3rd edition of SmackDown, although on that ocassion he was just picking up the pieces after Lesnar assaulted Zayn before the bout. His last real proper defence was against Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel in October, where he emerged victorious with some assistance from the Usos.
While Reigns was originally scheduled to defend his title against Lesnar at Day 1 on January 1st, the match was cancelled after he tested positive for COVID-19. this led to Lesnar being added to the WWE Championship match where he captured Big E’s title.
With Lesnar now out of the picture, it has been announced that Reigns next challenger will be Seth Freakin’ Rollins at the Royal Rumble.