Over the last few years, Roman Reigns has dominated the wrestling landscape, but just how long has he been WWE Universal Champion?
When ‘The Big Dog’ first arrived in the promotion, he didn’t quite connect with the fans. But in a testament to his powers of self-belief, the powerhouse kept on grinding until he reached the top. And now, he’s become the biggest name in the company.
The 37-year-old has utilised his incredible physical gifts and ominous aura on the mic to attract the eyeballs of millions of fans around the world.
His rise to prominence has seen him take on a number of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE. At WrestleMania 38, he pinned Brock Lesnar to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. But before then, he laid waste to every challenger placed in front of him. Kevin Owens, Edge, Rey Mysterio, John Cena, Finn Balor and more have all been cast aside.
However, this weekend, he has his biggest test yet. The powerhouse will travel to the Principality Stadium in an attempt to defend his Undisputed titles against Drew McIntyre. Before then, he will celebrate two years as Universal Champion on the upcoming edition of SmackDown.
Having kept hold of the belt for such a long time, he doesn’t expect to lose it yet.
How long has Roman Reigns been Universal Champion?
On August 30, the WWE poster boy celebrated the two-year anniversary of his crowning moment. Reigns overcame Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a No Holds Barred Triple Threat match at Payback. The win kicked off one of the most incredible runs ever seen in WWE. Reigns has not pinned in a match since December 2019.
Over the last 730 days, Reigns has tangoed with the very best. He has come out on top on each occasion.
His complete list of defences is as follows:
- September 27 – Roman Reigns defeats Jey Uso
- October 16 – Roman Reigns defeats Braun Strowman
- October 25 – Roman Reigns defeats Jey Uso
- December 20 – Roman Reigns defeats Kevin Owens
- December 25 – Roman Reigns defeats Kevin Owens
- January 31 – Roman Reigns defeats Kevin Owens
- February 21 – Roman Reigns defeats Daniel Bryan
- March 21 – Roman Reigns defeats Daniel Bryan
- April 11 – Roman Reigns defeats Edge and Daniel Bryan
- April 30 – Roman Reigns defeats Daniel Bryan
- May 16 – Roman Reigns defeats Cesaro
- June 18 – Roman Reigns defeats Rey Mysterio
- July 18 – Roman Reigns defeats Edge
- August 21 – Roman Reigns defeats John Cena
- September 3 – Roman Reigns defeats Finn Balor
- September 26 – Roman Reigns defeats ‘Demon’ Finn Balor
- October 21 – Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar
- January 29 – Seth Rollins defeats Roman Reigns via DQ (Reigns retains)
- February 19 – Roman Reigns defeats Goldberg
- April 3 – Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
- June 17 – Roman Reigns defeats Riddle
- July 30 – Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar
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