Today, Roman Reigns has reached 1000 days as the Universal Champion. There’s no superstar prior to Roman Reigns in the modern era that held a title reign this long.
The Tribal Chief became the sixth longest-reigning champion in WWE history. He joined the club of Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, and Pedro Morales as the greatest champions in WWE history.
Roman Reigns is still the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion and WWE has no intention of making him lose. Therefore, Reigns will surpass Pedro Morales’ 1,027 days title reign in 27 days from today and will become the fifth longest-reigning champion in WWE.
The Tribal Chief began his dominant championship reigns at the 2020 Payback, where he defeated The Fiend and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat match to win the Universal Championship. Last year, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar in a Winner Takes All match to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 38.
Roman Reigns defended the title 28 times within 1000 days. It’s worth noting that Kevin Owens almost defeated Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing match at the 2021 Royal Rumble. During the match, the referee stopped the 10 count due to Paul Heyman being unable to unlock Reigns’ handcuff. Seth Rollins also defeated Roman Reigns via disqualification at the 2022 Royal Rumble.
|Jey Uso||Clash of Champions||September 27th, 2020|
|Braun Strowman||SmackDown||October 16th, 2020|
|Jey Uso||Hell in a Cell||October 25th, 2020|
|Kevin Owens||TLC||December 20th, 2020|
|Kevin Owens||SmackDown||December 25th, 2020|
|Kevin Owens||Royal Rumble||January 31st, 2021|
|Daniel Bryan||Elimination Chamber||February 21st, 2021|
|Daniel Bryan||Fastlane||March 21st, 2021|
|Daniel Bryan & Edge||WrestleMania 37||April 11th, 2021|
|Daniel Bryan||SmackDown||April 30th, 2021|
|Cesaro||WrestleMania Backlash||May 16th, 2021|
|Rey Mysterio||SmackDown||June 18th, 2021|
|Edge||Money in the Bank||July 18th, 2021|
|John Cena||SummerSlam||August 21st, 2021|
|Finn Balor||SmackDown||September 3rd, 2021|
|“Demon” Finn Balor||Extreme Rules||September 26th, 2021|
|Brock Lesnar||Crown Jewel||October 21st, 2021|
|Sami Zayn||SmackDown||December 3rd, 2021|
|Seth Rollins||Royal Rumble||January 29th, 2022|
|Goldberg||Elimination Chamber||February 19th, 2022|
|Brock Lesnar||WrestleMania 38||April 3rd, 2022|
|Matt Riddle||SmackDown||June 17th, 2022|
|Brock Lesnar||SummerSlam||July 30th, 2022|
|Drew McIntyre||Clash at the Castle||September 3rd, 2022|
|Logan Paul||Crown Jewel||November 5th, 2022|
|Kevin Owens||Royal Rumble||January 28th, 2023|
|Sami Zayn||Elimination Chamber||February 18th, 2023|
|Cody Rhodes||WrestleMania 39||April 2nd, 2023|
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