Roman Reigns has reached a major milestone in his current reign with the Universal Championship. The Tribal Chief has now surpassed 500 days as the top champion of SmackDown. At the time of writing, this is the second longest time that a superstar has held the Universal Championship. WWE have acknowledged the lengthy championship reign by posting the following on social media:
It should be noted that while Roman’s current run with the Universal Title is the second longest, the current record is set to be broken. The current longest time that someone has held the Universal Championship was the April 2017 to August 2018 reign of Brock Lesnar. The Beast’s time as Universal Champion in this period lasted 503 days. At the time of writing, Roman Reigns has held the same title for 501 days. Provided that Reigns does not lose the championship on the January 14th edition of SmackDown, The Head of the Table will break the record.
Roman Reigns’ lengthy time holding the Universal Championship began in August 2020 at the Payback pay-per-view, where Reigns defeated both “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match.
Roman Reigns has also recognised the achievement, and has said the following on social media:
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