Roman Reigns holds both the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship. The Tribal Chief defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to unify the titles and has kept them hostage for a whopping 300+ day reign.
Another Superstar who held the coveted title for a similar period of time and wants to do so again is Drew McIntyre. The Big Scot won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 in the throes of lockdown when audiences were unable to attend live events. Throughout his two title runs, McIntyre performed either at the Performance Center or the ThunderDome.
Drew McIntyre Challenged Roman Reigns At Clash At The Castle
After losing the title, McIntyre fought his way back into championship contention and challenged Reigns in Cardiff, Wales at Clash At The Castle. However, he was unable to reclaim the prize in front of his fellow countrymen.
In a recent interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, the former champion revealed he wants the company to make some huge changes that would revolutionize the championship scene.
“I wanna get a title in front of live fans,” McIntyre said. “I had it for 300 days with nobody there. Obviously Clash [at the Castle] would have been an awesome moment if I was able to pull it off. Roman’s on this run of a lifetime right now.
Curious to see where that goes. Ideally we’ll get those titles separated back on their respective shows and back on the live events and all over. But can’t deny what Roman’s done with them and how he’s representing [WWE] as champion.”
Since becoming a double champion rumours have circulated around the promotion’s plans for the titles. It has been widely believed that WWE would like to return to having two World Championships, however, this would mean Roman Reigns losing one of his titles. Something the company is seemingly against.
However, Reigns’ title run is in under threat by not one, but two championship contenders. The 1000+ day champion is scheduled to defend the Undisputed Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39. Yet, despite the main event of the Hollywood spectacular seemingly set, the Head of Table will also defend his titles against Sami Zayn at Elimination Chamber.