Roman Reigns has been the WWE Universal Champion for 500 days.
He is now within days of breaking Brock Lesnar’s record for the longest-reigning Universal Championship run at 503 days.
Reigns captured the title by defeating Braun Strowman and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat Match at Payback 2020. Reigns has gone 25 months since he last lost a singles match cleanly; King Corbin defeated him at the TLC 2019 pay-per-view.
During his 500-day run as Champion, Reigns has successfully defended his title against the Daniel Bryan, Brock Lesnar, Finn Balor, Edge, John Cena, Drew McIntyre, Cesaro and Kevin Owens.
Reigns will defend the WWE Universal title against former Shield ally Seth Rollins at the Jan. 29 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri.