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Roman Reigns Passes Randy Orton In Pursuit Of Legendary Milestone

Roman Reigns and The Usos with championships

As Roman Reigns continues his incredible reign as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, he has surpassed yet another major milestone.

Since winning the Universal Championship at Payback on August 30th 2020, Roman Reigns has smashed record after record during a title reign the likes of which is unheard of in the modern era.

Back in January, The Tribal Chief surpassed 504 days with the title, breaking the record previously set by Brock Lesnar in his first reign with the title in 2018.

Then, in April, Reigns headlined WrestleMania 38, successfully defeating Brock Lesnar to capture the WWE Championship and become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.

This was his second main event at the Showcase of the Immortals in two years and his sixth overall. This meant he had overtaken WWE icons John Cena, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, and Lesnar in the race for competing in the most WrestleMania events.

Only two men have headlined The Showcase Of The Immortals more than The Head of the Table, Triple H with 7, and Hulk Hogan with 8.

Now, as he heads towards 650 days with the Universal Championship and 70 with the WWE Championship, Roman Reigns has passed yet another milestone, having surpassed Randy Orton for most total days as the reigning World Champion. Orton currently has 815 days at the top of WWE to his name while Reigns has reached 824 and counting.

Setting new records is about to get a whole lot tougher for Roman Reigns as his next target was set by WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales, who held the then-WWWF Heavyweight Championship for an astonishing 1027 days between 1971 and 1973. Getting to the top of the pile will take even more effort, as the current record is held by Bruno Sammartino at 2803 days.