Retaining the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship over Logan Paul at WWE Crown Jewel, Roman Reigns guaranteed that he would reach 800 days as WWE Universal Champion. Reigns has held the top prize on Friday Night SmackDown since his blockbuster comeback in August 2020, dethroning then-champion The Fiend at Payback.
Although ‘The Tribal Chief’ has already seen off challenges from a number of major WWE Superstars, it appears a first-time-ever collision may be awaiting him. Recently debuted SmackDown star Santos Escobar took to social media to acknowledge the top guy of WWE, noting that he was coming for Roman when the time was right.
— SANTOS ESCOBAR💀🇲🇽 (@EscobarWWE) November 5, 2022
Roman Reigns Is One Of The Longest-Reigning WWE Champions
It goes without saying that Roman Reigns is one of the longest-reigning World Champions in WWE history. As of this writing, Roman Reigns is on the 798th day as WWE Universal Champion and 217th day as WWE Champion. He added the latter to his collection upon defeating Brock Lesnar on night two of WrestleMania 38, becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion in the process.
Of all the championships ever defended in WWE, Roman Reigns’ current Universal Championship reign is the ninth longest. He’s only just behind GUNTHER’s reign as NXT United Kingdom Champion at a staggering 870 days.
Should ‘The Head of the Table’ hold onto the Universal Championship until, at the very least, night two of WrestleMania 39 on April 2, he’ll overtake not only GUNTHER’s reign, but also The Glamour Girls’ run as World Women’s Tag Team Champions. They reigned supreme for 906 days; Reigns would be on the 945th day of his reign come night two of ‘Mania.
Other reigns that Roman Reigns could break, should he remain champion post-WrestleMania, include Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino’s reigns with what was then the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. They reigned for 1,027 days and 1,237 days, respectively.