In the ongoing WWE “Head of the Table” feud, Roman Reigns has broken yet another championship record. Reigns became the WWE’s current-era champion with the longest reign on Wednesday, surpassing GUNTHER. GUNTHER’s 870-day reign as the “WWE NXT” United Kingdom Champion has officially been surpassed by Reigns, who has held the WWE Universal Championship for 871 days and counting.
From April 2019 to August 2021, GUNTHER hosted the “NXT” United Kingdom Championship. Since August 2020, when Reigns won the WWE Payback competition by defeating “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, Reigns has held the title. At WrestleMania 38, Reigns went on to unify the titles by defeating Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.
The longest WWE world title reign as of Hulk Hogan’s 1,474-day reign from 1984 to 1988, Reigns’ record-breaking title run has elevated him to the top tier of all-time WWE champions. Few wrestlers have ever managed title runs remotely close to Reigns’ ongoing tenure, though no WWE star may ever match Bruno Sammartino’s illustrious 2,803-day reign as the WWWF World Heavyweight Champion throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
The Fabulous Moolah’s unbelievable 10,170-day reign as WWF Women’s Champion from 1956 to 1984. Brock Lesnar held the WWE Championship for 503 days between 2017 and 2018, CM Punk held the title for 434 days between 2011 and 2013, and John Cena retained the title for 380 days straight between 2006 and 2007. Roman Reigns, one of the biggest champions of all time and a standout performer in WWE history, has solidified his position in that category.
Both of the top titles have remained firmly in The Tribal Chief’s hands, but this year, his illustrious reign as champion may be coming to an end. At Payback 2020, Reigns beat Bray Wyatt to win the Universal Championship. At WrestleMania 38, Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship. Even today, the Head of the Table is still the holder of both titles, and he has triumphed over every obstacle placed in his path to keep them.