‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns is about to hit 1,000 days as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, but he’s already up there with the greatest and longest champions in WWE/WWF/WWWF history.
Only Pedro Morales (1,027 days), ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan (1,474 days), Bob Backlund (2,135 days) and record holder Bruno Sammartino (2,803 days + 1,237 days) are above him on the list of lengthy title runs with the company’s #1 championship.
Of course the Universal Title was originally the promotion’s secondary World Title, but since its 2022 unification with the WWE Championship, that is no longer the case anymore.
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer stated that Roman Reigns should surpass Hulk Hogan’s 1,474-day reign – which would automatically mean he’d also surpass Pedro Morales’ reign – which would put him in the Top-3 of the list, behind only Backlund & Sammartino.
Here’s what ‘The Innovator of Violence’ said:
”I’d definitely like to see Roman Reigns cross Hulk Hogan’s record by holding onto his championship until well after WrestleMania 40.”
To break the Hulkster’s record, the Head Of The Table will have to remain champion at least till September 13th 2024.
Roman Reigns is rumored to main event Night 2 of WrestleMania 40 either against Cody Rhodes (who he defeated at WrestleMania 39) or against his real-life-cousin, WWF Legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
The big anniversary WrestleMania is going to take place at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 6th & 7th 2024.
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