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Roman Reigns has been putting up the work of a lifetime over on Smackdown for the past few years. He’s been the reigning Universal Champion since 2020 Summerslam and now it’s been 2 years since the champion was last pinned in a WWE ring.

On December 15, 2019 episode of Friday Night Smackdown on FOX, Baron Corbin defeated “The Big Dog” in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match by pinning him in the middle of the ring. Dolph Ziggler and The Revival (now known as FTR in AEW) interfered in the match and helped Corbin defeat Roman Reigns which is the last pinfall win counted for the champion.

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Since then, Roman Reigns ended up on the losing side in multiple tag team dark matches over the past few months. But every time, the babyface winning stars have pinned one of The Usos to keep The Bloodline leader protected. Over on TV, the champion suffered a couple of losses. On one of the occasions, it occurred via DQ while on the other, one of the Usos ended up losing the match.

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As noted, Roman Reigns, now going by The Tribal Chief shtick, has been absolutely unstoppable since the December 2019 loss, especially since his return as a heel in August 2020. He has been the Universal Champion for almost 500 days now who is closing in, to become the longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion of all time.

Currently, Brock Lesnar holds the record who was the third Universal Champion and held it for a record 503 days (from Wrestlemania 33 to Summerslam 2018) before dropping it to Roman Reigns, itself.

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Interestingly, The Head of the Table will defend the Universal Title against The Beast Incarnate in a rematch in the main event of the WWE Day 1 PPV on January 1, 2022. This appears to be a rubber match between the two but the program is expected to continue beyond the PPV event, per WON. If the champion retains, then he will surpass Lesnar’s previous record in January of next year.

Also, sources have recently informed that WWE Officials want to put Roman Reigns in Brock Lesnar’s spot, where he becomes the next unstoppable force and the man who nearly remains unbeatable. As of now, there’s no update on who will eventually pin Reigns for the title.

Arindam Pal

A WWE writer passionate about the sports.