Roman Reigns has reached a historic milestone in WWE. The Universal Champion now has the single longest reign in the history of the title since the inception of the championship back in 2016. At the time of writing [January 16th] Reigns current time as the title-holder stands at 504 days, which now overtakes the previous record set by Brock Lesnar at 503 days.
It was reported a few days ago that Reigns had passed the 500 day milestone, which was also acknowledged by WWE. This record does not look like it will be broken for another 13 days at the least. This is becasue Reigns is not due to put the title on the line until the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, where The Tribal Chief will be defending the Universal Championship against his former Shield brother Seth Rollins on January 29th.
While Roman Reigns now has the record for the single longest reign as champion, there is one more milestone to hit for The Head of the Table in regards to the Universal Championship. Reigns currently has 568 days total in combined days as champion across his 2 times holding the Universal Title. This is second to Brock Lesnar, who currently has 688 days of combined Universal Championship reigns, holding the top title 3 times.
Roman has defeated a long list of WWE Superstars, legends and Hall of Famers in his current reign as Universal Champion. Those who have tried and failed to take the title away from the Tribal Chief include, but are not limited to: Daniel Bryan, Edge, Finn Balor, Brock Lesnar and John Cena.
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