Since returning to WWE at the 2020 SummerSlam pay-per-view after a brief hiatus, Roman Reigns has embarked on a new career. With Paul Heyman at his side, he became Universal Champion at Payback and has never lost him since, surpassing 800 days with the title for life.
Prior to this record, "The Tribal Chief" was already WWE's longest-serving Universal Champion, having surpassed the previous record held by Brock Lesnar. The Beast had reigned as champion for 504 days, losing his title to Roman Reigns at SummerSlam 2018.
Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar for the second time, Bray Wyatt, for the first time, and Braun Strowman managed to make it through 100 days of reign. Reigns' reign is the sixth of all time. Above Roman Reigns are Pedro Morales, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino.
All are athletes who conquered their record reign several years ago.
Roman Reigns' destined to remain the Universal champion
The more the months pass, however, the more a single question arises as to who could be the right man to beat Roman Reigns to crown himself the new Universal champion.
WWE is thinking a lot about this issue and the most plausible choices may be those that lead to a future feud with Cody Rhodes. According to what WrestleVotes revealed in a recent interview with Louis Dangoor of GiveMeSport, WWE creativity has some sort of idea about who will be able to dethrone Roman Reigns: “They know when and how he will lose the title.
They have their own idea... Be that as it may, I think there are several guys that WWE is keeping an eye on to launch them. I don't think it will happen anytime soon to be honest. Roman Reigns should still have several days as a Universal champion.
The time is not yet right." The last time Roman Reigns defended his Universal title was against Logan Paul at Crown Jewel, the event held on November 5, 2022, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.