The ridiculously long championship reign for Roman Reigns might be too long for some people, but one WWE Hall of Famer says “I don’t have a problem with it.”
It has been 953 days since Roman Reigns won the WWE Universal Championship in August 2020. One year ago at WrestleMania 38, Reigns added the WWE Title to his collection to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
At WrestleMania 39, a lot of fans were picking Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes to beat Reigns to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. However, it didn’t happen since Reigns got an assist from cousin Solo Sikoa while Paul Heyman distracted the referee. Following Cody hitting the Cross Rhodes neckbreaker twice in a row, Solo hit Cody with a Samoan Spike and Reigns hit a Spear for the pinfall win.
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash spoke on his Kliq This podcast about how he thinks WWE had to get Roman Reigns to at least 1,000 days as the Universal Champion.
“When you have 950 days behind somebody, you’ve got to get to 1000 [days]. You have to!
“It’s like, if baseball was a work, you would make sure somebody surpasses Bonds’ 73 home runs. You’d book that.”
When co-host Sean Oliver mentioned not liking short title reigns and mentioning the likes of Bruno Sammartino & Bob Backlund having long title reigns, Nash said he had no problem with it if Roman Reigns had a title reign like that.
“So, do we do the Bob Backlund? Do we go seven-eight years? I don’t have a problem with it. I’m with you one hundred f**king percent.”
Some of the longest WWE Title reigns include Bruno Sammartino holding the WWWF Championship for 2,803 days from May 17, 1963. Bob Backlyn’d title reign lasted for 2,135 days from February 20, 1978. As for Hulk Hogan, his January 1984 WWE Title reign lasted 1,474 days.
Another WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle, believes that Cody Rhodes losing to Roman Reigns may cause some fans to lose interest in the WWE product.