Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns has been in god mode for the reason that Tribal Chief emerged in August 2020. Reigns made his shock return at WWE SummerSlam 2020, attacking The Fiend and Braun Strowman, and has not regarded again since. The Head of the Desk would seize the Common Championship at WWE Payback one week later, and would rack up profitable defenses in opposition to titans like Edge, Bryan Danielson, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, John Cena, and extra. Reigns would add the WWE World Title to his assortment at WWE WrestleMania 38 this previous April, dethroning Lesnar to turn into the Undisputed WWE Common Champion.
Barring any shock defenses earlier than WWE Conflict on the Fort, Reigns will cruise to 2 full years as Common Champion on the finish of this month. That stated, that does not imply the Tribal Chief is not assembly monumental milestones main as much as August thirtieth. Immediately, Reigns reaches 700 days as Common Champion.
“For over 700 days, you’ve got sat at MY desk and loved MY physique of labor,” Reigns wrote on Twitter. “It is not over, I am not completed, however in the event you’ve waited till this level to take action… #AcknowledgeME.”
For over 700 days, you’ve sat at MY desk and loved MY physique of labor. It’s not over, I’m not completed, however in the event you’ve waited till this level to take action… #AcknowledgeME pic.twitter.com/HIIwLdGvFc
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 2, 2022
Reigns is way and away the longest-reigning Common Champion within the title’s quick six 12 months historical past, as his 700+ days is miles forward of Lesnar’s second-place reign of 504 days. In comparison with the WWE Championship, Reigns solely sits behind Pedro Morales (1,027 days), Hulk Hogan (1,474 days), and Bruno Sammartino (2,803 days).
Wanting on the twenty first century, few world champions are in Reigns’ firm. British unbiased promotion PROGRESS has had a few prolonged reigns, as Cara Noir (791 days), Jimmy Havoc (609 days), and Walter (417 days) all held the PROGRESS World Title for over two years. NXT UK has additionally boasted prolonged runs, because the aforementioned Walter held its title for a report 870 days. Kazuchika Okada additionally lays declare to that elusive 700+ day membership, as he held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for New Japan Professional Wrestling for 720 days.
If Reigns holds the title till Conflict on the Fort, he can have eclipsed 732 days, which might make this Common Title reign longer than each particular person IWGP Heavyweight Title reign. The previous member of The Defend famous that at this stage of his profession, he’s locked in on doing the unthinkable.
“We’re actually coming into that form of timeframe in my profession the place I am actually pushing myself to a special degree and simply making an attempt to attain issues which have by no means been executed earlier than,” Reigns stated in a current interview.
Reigns defends his Undisputed WWE Common Title at WWE Conflict on the Fort this September third.