While many believe WrestleMania 39 will be Roman Reigns’ last stand as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, he will make history one more time regardless.
Reigns began his legendary run at the top of the company when he defeated The Fiend and Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship at Payback in August 2020. He has now held that title for an incredible 938 days and counting.
At WrestleMania 38, he added to his accomplishments when he defeated Brock Lesnar in a Title vs. Title match to capture the WWE Championship, unifying the titles in the process.
At this year’s edition of The Showcase Of The Immortals, The Tribal Chief will defend both titles against the winner of the 2023 Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes.
Since he also defended the Universal Title against Bryan Danielson and Edge at WrestleMania 37, this year will mark yet another record in his reign as it will be the third consecutive WrestleMania where Reigns has defended a World Title, something no other wrestler has achieved.
Hulk Hogan came close to the feat, having headlined the first three WrestleManias. However, the first edition saw him in tag team action, with him and Mr. T defeating ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper and ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff.
WWE undecided on winner of Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes
A recent report noted that Reigns is set to take a significant break following WrestleMania 39, however, there was also an important caveat, with it being said that plans for him to lose to Rhodes are “not certain”.
Despite this, the betting odds are still decidedly in The American Nightmare’s favour, with him being favourite to leave The Grandest Stage Of Them All with the titles held high.