• Eric Bischoff Comments On Roman Reigns’ Upcoming Major WWE Milestone
On August 30, 2020, at the WWE Payback premium live event, Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat Match to win the Universal Championship.
He has been the Universal Champion ever since.
In the main event of WrestleMania 38 – Night 2, he defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship as well, thus becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion (the Titles will remain separate though and will be separately defended as well).
In a few days, Roman will complete 600 days as the Universal Champion. He is the longest reigning World Champion of the last 35 years.
Only 4 other men in WWF/E history had a single World Title reign that was longer than Roman’s current reign. Below is that list:
1. Bruno Sammartino (two different title reigns – 2,803 & 1,237 days)
2. Bob Backlund (2,135 days)
3. Hulk Hogan (1,474 days)
4. Pedro Morales (1,027 days)
Former WCW President Eric Bischoff tweeted the following about Roman’s upcoming major milestone of 600 days as the Champion:
“Ya know what’s so cool about this? The journey. In-ring and out. The commitment, from Roman personally, to WWE. The real-life journey makes the public one so special.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 19, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF Hardcore Title: Kane vs. Rhyno
2. Bradshaw, Faarooq, Funaki & Taka Michinoku vs. Right To Censor
3. WWF European Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Brian Christopher
4. Tables Match: Dudley Boyz vs. Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit
5. WWF Women’s Title: Chyna vs. Molly Holly
6. WWF Tag Team Titles – No DQ: Edge & Christian vs. The Undertaker & Kane