Roman Reigns has reached rarefied air in WWE with his Universal Championship reign passing the incredible two-year milestone.
Roman Reigns wasted no time in making his mark when he made his shock return to WWE at SummerSlam 2020 after a short hiatus due to the pandemic. Reigns stunned the world when he appeared at the end of that show attacking both Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt – different times.
Just one week later, Reigns was in the main event of Payback with both Strowman and Wyatt with The Tribal Chief overcoming both of them to win the Universal Title. Roman Reigns had been forced to relinquish the same belt back in 2018 when he took time off to battle leukemia.
The 2020 Roman Reigns was not the same man as before as he aligned himself with Paul Heyman and demanded that the WWE Universe acknowledge him as their Tribal Chief.
Jey Uso, Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, John Cena, Finn Balor, Sami Zayn, Goldberg, Matt Riddle, and Lesnar have all tried to pry the gold from Reigns over the past two years and all have failed.
Roman Reigns’ next challenge comes at the hands of Drew McIntyre at Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales and according to reports, the Scottish star could be Reigns’ biggest challenge yet.
Roman Reigns is just the fifth man in WWE history to have a world championship run hit the two-year mark with the others being Hulk Hogan, Bob Backlund, Pedro Morales, and Bruno Sammartino, twice.