Major title reigns come to a screeching halt at WrestleMania XL

Some epic title reigns came to an end at this year’s WrestleMania as the counter goes back to the start for six titles, or make it seven if you count the World Heavyweight title twice in that equation.

The longest reign in modern-day history with 1,316 days came to a Nightmare-ish end for Roman Reigns last night with Cody Rhodes finally finishing his story. Reigns had not been pinned in a singles match for a whopping 1,575 days, also another record unlikely to be replicated.

Gunther’s record-breaking run as Intercontinental champion ended on the 666th day on Saturday thanks to Sami Zayn, giving Gunther his first loss on the main roster. The last time Gunther was pinned before this match was by Ilja Dragunov when he won the NXT UK title from him and that was 958 days ago.

Seth Rollins’ reign as World Heavyweight champion ended after 316 days. He became the inaugural champion and Triple H said in the post-show conference that if you want to make a new title mean something, you give it to Seth “Freakin” Rollins and let him run with it. That run was ended by Drew McIntyre who himself won his first title in front of fans. Unfortunately for McIntyre, his run as champion was not legendary at all and lasted just around 5 minutes thanks to Damian Priest and CM Punk.

Iyo Sky’s reign as WWE Women’s champion was halted by her former Damage CTRL leader Bayley at 171 days. Sky won the title at SummerSlam last year. This was Bayley’s first run with a major singles title since the pandemic era where she and Sasha Banks ran the asylum and carried the company during dark times.

And The Judgment Day are no longer the Undisputed WWE Tag Team champions after losing them in the six-pack ladder match after a run of 171 days. A-Town Down Under are now the Smackdown Tag Team champions while Awesome Truth are the Raw Tag Team champions. Those titles are expected to be renamed in line with the rest of the titles currently in play.

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