Roman Reigns Reaches Another Special Milestone As The Universal Champion
Roman Reigns has reached yet another impressive milestone.
As noted by Andrew Ravens of WrestlingNews.co, Reigns has surpassed the 300-day mark as the Universal Champion. As of Sunday, he has now held the title for 301 days (and counting). This is the second-longest Universal Championship reign in history, behind Brock Lesnar’s first run with the title (504 days, from WrestleMania 33 to Summerslam 2018). For what it’s worth, Kevin Owens has the third-longest Universal Championship reign at 188 days.
Reigns won the championship at last year’s Payback pay-per-view on Aug. 30 (which took place one week after SummerSlam), defeating Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match. Two days earlier on SmackDown, Reigns revealed that he was now working with legendary manager Paul Heyman.
Reigns has yet to lose a singles match cleanly ever since. Up next, he will defend the Universal Championship against Hall of Famer Edge at Money in the Bank on July 18. Reigns defeated the Rated-R Superstar and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 37.
Reports suggest that Reigns will defend the Universal title against John Cena at SummerSlam, which will run on Aug. 21 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Cena were to defeat Reigns for the title, he would set the record for most world championship reigns with 17.
Roman Reigns Is Making WWE History
Reigns has delivered for the WWE time and time again over the past 10 months. What we’re witnessing is nothing short of incredible. The longtime babyface has done a wonderful job in reinventing himself as a heel.
He has already enjoyed successful title defenses against top stars in Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, Edge and Daniel Bryan. If WWE’s goal is to truly make Reigns the long-term face of the company, they’re certainly on the right track by pushing him as a heel. And as far as making history is concerned, Reigns is just getting started. It wouldn’t be all surprising if he broke Lesnar’s record for the longest Universal title reign.