Roman Reigns Smashes Brock Lesnar’s WWE Record

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Roman Reigns has now officially surpassed the record for days holding the WWE Universal Championship, which was previously held by Brock Lesnar.

Recently ‘The Needle Mover’ hit an initial milestone when he reached 500 days holding the title belt.

Just a few days after that achievement, Roman Reigns officially reached 504 days holding the Universal Championship, taking him past Brock Lesnar’s monumental reign.

‘The Beast Incarnate’ picked up the Universal Championship when he defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 33. He would go on to hold the belt for 503 days before eventually losing to Reigns at SummerSlam 2018 where the new longest reign in history began.

Roman Reigns officially hit the 504 day mark on January 16th, and there is little sign that his reign will end any time soon.

‘The Head Of The Table’ has gone undefeated in WWE Payback 2020, where he overcame both ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a no holds barred triple-threat match.

Since winning the title, Reigns has stacked up 18 successful Universal Championship defences, with 11 competitors not being able to take the title away from him in those attempts.

Whilst Roman Reigns last defended the gold on the 3rd December episode of SmackDown, his match with Sami Zayn was far from competitive after Brock Lesnar destroyed the challenger before the match even took place.

The reigning Universal Champion was supposed to put the title on the line at Day 1 against Lesnar, however after a positive COVID-19 test Reigns was pulled from the show. Lesnar would go on to be added to the WWE Championship match to make it a five-way contest, and would walk out of the show with the title.

The Day 1 match has therefore not been rescheduled and the pair have gone their separate ways for now. Roman Reigns will defend the Universal Championship against Seth Rollins at the Royal Rumble, whilst Brock Lesnar will put his gold on the line against Bobby Lashley.