Brock Lesnar
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Brock Lesnar is reportedly heading into a huge Champion vs. Champion showdown at Wrestlemania 38 following his latest title win. This put him back on top of the WWE mountain since his return at Summerslam 2021. This is his overall ninth world title reign which is historic and record-setting by all means.

As reported earlier, he’s broken a record held by legendary Hulk Hogan and now WWE confirms that he’s touched a legend in Stone Cold Steve Austin. In terms of most reigns with the WWE Championship, John Cena is the top one on the list with 13 by his name. He is followed by the likes of Randy Orton, Triple H, and The Rock.

Brock Lesnar Touches Legendary Stone Cold With His Latest WWE Title Win 1

Brock Lesnar appears fifth in this list alongside The Texas Rattlesnake with six WWE title reigns by their names. The remaining three title reigns for Lesnar come from the three Universal Title reigns that he had in recent past years. He also is the longest-reigning Universal Champion of all-time but Roman Reigns is catching up to him, real quick.

Brock Lesnar previously broke Hulk Hogan’s record

In the main event of tonight’s WWE Day 1 pay-per-view, Brock Lesnar won the WWE Championship. This match was originally scheduled to be a Fatal 4 Way match between Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley. But Roman Reigns tested positive for COVID-19 which canceled his Universal Title defense.

Brock Lesnar Touches Legendary Stone Cold With His Latest WWE Title Win 2

Brock Lesnar was then added to this WWE Championship match and thus made it a Fatal 5 Way match. He pinned Big E to win the match and then finish the PPV having a staredown with Lashley to indicate the upcoming Royal Rumble dream match. An interesting fact from the win was that Lesnar is the man who ended the WWE Title reigns of The New Day – Kofi Kingston and Big E.

Furthermore, Brock Lesnar set another record as the latest win makes it a 20-year span from when he held his first WWE Championship back in 2002 to now, in 2022. The earlier record was set at 18 years by Hulk Hogan for the 1984-2002 timespan and by Bob Backlund at 17 years for the 1977 to 1994 timespan.

Arindam Pal

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