Roman Reigns made history by surpassing 700 days as WWE Universal champion in one reign, a reign which started back at Payback in August 30, 2020 at the height of the pandemic.
This is Reigns’ second run with the Universal title, a title he actually never lost as the first run ended when he surrendered it after he announced the leukemia has returned. His first reign ended after 63 days after he won it from Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2018, ending Brock Lesnar’s 503-day run as champion. With both runs, Roman Reigns has been Universal champion for 764 days and counting.
“For over 700 days, you’ve sat at MY table and enjoyed MY body of work,” Reigns tweeted. “It’s not over, I’m not finished, but if you’ve waited until this point to do so… #AcknowledgeME.”
When it comes to men, only Bruno Sammartino (2,803 days and 1,237 days), Pedro Morales (1,027 days), Bob Backlund (1,470 days), and Hulk Hogan (1,474 days) held a WWE title more than he did.
Reigns has also held the WWE title for the past 120 days, winning it from Lesnar at WrestleMania this year.