Roman Reigns
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As confirmed by the WWE, Roman Reigns has completed 500 days as the WWE Universal Champion. He won the title on August 30, 2020, at the WWE Payback PPV, by defeating “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match. Since then, he has been portraying The Tribal Chief gimmick on the Friday Night Smackdown brand.

An interesting statistic was pointed out WWFOldSchool that during Roman Reigns’ 500+ day Universal Championship reign, the WWE Championship has changed hands 6 times on Monday Night Raw brand.

Below is the list of these WWE Title changes starting from August 2020 when Roman Reigns won the Universal Title,

1. Randy Orton defeats Drew McIntyre at Hell In A Cell (October 25, 2020)

2. Drew McIntyre defeats Randy Orton on RAW (November 16, 2020)

3. The Miz defeats Drew McIntyre at Elimination Chamber (February 21, 2021)

4. Bobby Lashley defeats The Miz on RAW (March 1, 2021)

5. Big E defeats Bobby Lashley on RAW (September 13, 2021)

6. Brock Lesnar defeats Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens & Bobby Lashley at Day 1 (January 1, 2022)

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Interesting Stat About Roman Reigns Completing 500 Days As WWE Universal Champion 1

In more news, Paul Heyman took to Instagram and reacted to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns achieving the major milestone of remaining 500 days as a champion. Heyman posted a statement and also took credit for the achievement. He also reminded how his client and the current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar was the first Superstar to hold the Universal Title for 500 consecutive days.

Paul Heyman congratulated Roman Reigns

“The entire WWE Universe (and #multiverse, and #metaverse) should be spending today ACKNOWLEDGING the fact that @romanreigns is only the second being in history (other than The Beast BRRRRRRRRROCK LESNAR) to hold the @WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship for 500 consecutive days.

I would besmirch, indeed disparage my own contributions and accomplishments if I didn’t ACKNOWLEDGE this amazing achievement by the #TribalChief of the #IslandOfRelevancy. It has been, without question, a championship reign for the history books, including the single most declarative pinfall victory in the history of #WrestleMania main events,” Heyman wrote in his message directed at Roman Reigns.

I therefore congratulate the #HeadOfTheTable on day 500 of his uninterrupted tenure as the reigning, defending, undisputed, #WWE #UniversalHeavyweightChampion!”

Interesting Stat About Roman Reigns Completing 500 Days As WWE Universal Champion 2

Heyman aligned for most of the 500 days with Roman Reigns, joining him two days before he won the title at WWE Payback 2020. He was fired and attacked a few weeks back on SmackDown after which he was reunited with Lesnar on Raw.

Arindam Pal

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