• Roman Reigns Reaches New Major 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).
Roman has now been the Universal Champion for 600 days! 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)
Another impressive stat – The Tribal Chief hasn’t been pinned in 859 days! His last pinfall loss took place at the TLC 2019 pay-per-view to Baron Corbin.
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon Shakes Her Knockers:
• ON THIS DAY IN AWA HISTORY (April 22, 1989) – AWA All-Star Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 22, 1989, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly TV Show ‘AWA All-Star Wrestling’.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several AWA Superstars.
Here’s the card:
Tommy Jammer vs. The Nomad
Badd Company vs. Ken Patera & Brad Rheingans *JIP*
The Top Guns vs. Frank Nelson & Tarzan
Jimmy & Johnny Valiant vs. Billy Robinson & Red Bastein *JIP*
Wendi Richter vs. The Dazzler