Roman Reigns has become the longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion in history at 504 days as he broke the previous record held by Brock Lesnar, who had the title at 503 days. Ironically, Reigns ended Lesnar’s reign at SummerSlam in 2018.
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There are some parallels between the two stars as they both were managed by Paul Heyman when they won the title, successfully defended their title at WrestleMania, and defeated each other during their reign.
Reigns and Lesnar were supposed to work their second match in this current program at WWE Day 1, but Reigns tested positive for COVID so the match was nixed. Lesnar was added to the planned WWE Title Match and it turned into a fatal 5-way bout with Lesnar going over.
Lesnar is portrayed as a free agent on television so he’s been able to appear on both Raw and SmackDown. Lesnar will defend the WWE Title against Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble while Reigns will defend the Universal Championship against Seth Rollins at the show. WWE still has plans for at least another match between Lesnar and Reigns.