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Roman Reigns Surpasses 400 Days As Universal Champion

Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman

Roman Reigns has now held the WWE Universal Championship for more than 400 days as his incredible title reign continues.

The reign, which is the Head of the Table’s second, began at Payback on August 30th 2020. In the show’s main event, Reigns pinned Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match to claim Bray Wyatt’s Championship.

Reigns has gone on to defend the championship on 16 occasions, most recently against Finn Balor at Extreme Rules.

The reign is the second-longest in the championship’s history after Brock Lesnar held the gold for 503 days from WrestleMania 33 until SummerSlam in 2018.

Roman Reigns is now set to defend the Universal Title against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 21st.

On the most recent episode of SmackDown, Reigns came to the ring with his Special Counsel Paul Heyman to address the crowd. Heyman then praised his current charge, reminding everyone of how he was victorious at Extreme Rules.

At this Brock Lesnar made a shock appearance, immediately standing nose-to-nose with the champion. After an intense stare down, Reigns made his move landing a series of right hands, before Lesnar fired back with a suplex. As Reigns got out of harms way, Lesnar delivered F5’s to both Jimmy and Jey Uso.