• Roman Reigns Reaches A New Milestone
As of today, Roman Reigns has completed 900 days as the top champion in WWE.
He won the Universal Championship on August 30th 2020 at the Payback PPV, by defeating Braun Strowman and The Fiend.
On April 3rd 2022, in the main event of WrestleMania 38 – Night 2, he defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship, thus unifying the Titles and becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
If The Tribal Chief wants to complete 1,000 days as champion, he’ll have to retain the Undisputed Title this Saturday at Elimination Chamber and then in April at WrestleMania 39.
Right now, only 4 men in history have held the World Title longer than Reigns during a single reign:
– Pedro Morales
– Bob Backlund
– Hulk Hogan
– Bruno Sammartino
Reigns hasn’t been pinned in 3+ years as well.
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 16, 2006) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2006, we lost Old School Tag Team Wrestling Veteran Johnny Grunge (Real name: Michael Durham) at the young age of 39 due to sleep apnea complications.
Grunge was one half of the famous 90s Tag Team ‘Public Enemy’ with “Flyboy” Rocco Rock, and together they wrestled for all 3 big promotions, the World Wrestling Federation (1999), Extreme Championship Wrestling (1993-1996 & 1999) & World Championship Wrestling (1996-1998 & 1999).
At the 2005 ECW reunion show ‘Hardcore Homecoming’, he participated in a memorial segment for deceased ECW wrestlers, including his late tag team partner, who passed away in 2002.
† REST IN PEACE JOHNNY GRUNGE
July 10, 1966 – February 16, 2006