WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns remains unpinned for over 800 days

The WWE Universal Champion was last pinned by King Corbin in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at WWE TLC, on December 15, 2019.

Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. (Image credits: twitter/wwe)
By Samrat Chakraborty | Mar 7, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns continues his record-extending and milestone setting spree. The longest-standing Universal Champion has now remained unpinned for over 800 days, setting a personal milestone. The last time ‘The Tribal Chief’ allowed any opponent to secure a pinfall victory over him was at the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at WWE TLC, on December 15, 2019, when King Corbin defeated him. And there is hardly any doubt that Reigns continues to establish himself as one of the superstars in the company in his still growing individual career after splitting with The Shield. 

However, Reigns recently lost his composure as he had to cut short an intense promo at the WWE SmackDown, as he screamed at the audience to acknowledge him. 

It was an unusual sight from the Universal Champion and is also notable as it came before his much-anticipated clash against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38. There has never been any instance before in the history of WWE where Reigns had shown his emotions or any signs of feeling the pressure that is getting to him. 

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Roman Reigns’ rise in stature

Reigns who was an important part of The Shield set a new record as WWE Universal Champion by maintaining his position for over 500 days. Reigns has, thus, become the longest-reigning Universal Champion. In fact, he surpassed Brock Lesnar’s previous record of 503 days from 2017-2018 which came to an end at the hands of none other than The Head of The Table himself.

Reigns made a comeback at the SummerSlam last year with Paul Heyman to claim the Universal title for the second time after overcoming WWE legends Edge, John Cena and The Beast in a No Holds Barred Triple Threat Match.

Following the fallout, Reigns continued to team-up with Ambrose. But, he started embarking as a singles contender and was challenged for the world title. Reigns and Rollins were earlier supposed to clash in 2014. But the former developed a hernia which had to be addressed and he could not compete at the event. He was also awarded the Slammy Award for the Superstar of the Year in 2014.

Reigns has seen significant growth at the company since then. He also completed 500 days as WWE Universal Champion after defeating Braun Strowman and The Fiend at WWE Payback in 2020.

It has been over 548 days since he has claimed the WWE Universal Championship belt.

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