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Roman Reigns Reveals Whether He Would Argue Against Losing The Universal Championship

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WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has discussed whether he would argue with Vince McMahon about losing his title, saying that if he did then the WWE Chairman better acknowledge him.

Roman Reigns is now the longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion in history, having surpassed the record of 503 days set by Brock Lesnar.

Since overcoming ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman at Payback in 2020, Reigns has conquered all before him, including some of the biggest names in recent WWE history.

He has racked up an astonishing 18 title defences in that period against 11 different opponents, across multiple continents.

The ‘Needle Mover’s most recent defence came against Sami Zayn on the December 3rd episode of SmackDown, but it was merely a formality after Brock Lesnar had decimated the challenger. His last real defence came against Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel in October, although he did get a little bit of help from the Usos.

While ‘The Tribal Chief’ was scheduled to defend his title against Lesnar once again at Day 1 on January 1st, the match was cancelled after he tested positive for COVID-19. In Reigns’ absence, Lesnar was added to the WWE Championship match, which he promptly won.

The next contender for the title will now be Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins, who will challenge Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble on January 29th.

During an interview on the Sports Illustrated Media podcast, Reigns was asked whether he would argue with Vince McMahon when the time came to lose the Universal Championship. The ‘Head of the Table’ said it would depend on the situation at the time.

“I’d have to be in it. It’s hard to speculate on that. I’d have to be in that situation to truly know where I was. I’d have to see all the different variables and be able to see the event of that chain reaction and how it would affect everything. That’s such a tricky question that I don’t even know how to honestly explain what my mindset would be.”

However, if push came to shove, Reigns jokingly said the WWE Chairman better acknowledge him.

“I’m the man, yeah, he better listen [laughs]. He better acknowledge me. Who else is there?”

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.