Roman Reigns’ near 1000-day title reign as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion has sparked controversy and speculation about how long he will hold the title. Despite many believing that his recent title defense against Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39 would be the end of his reign, Reigns walked out of Hollywood with the gold. However, WWE seems intent on pushing Reigns to make further history with the title.

Andrew Zarian of the Wrestling Observer recently responded to Jim Valley’s tweet regarding Reigns potentially surpassing Hulk Hogan’s 1,474-day title reign. Valley suggested that WWE’s introduction of the new World Heavyweight Championship was a way to facilitate Reigns holding the title longer.

In response, Zarian stated that he has been told numerous times that WWE wants to update its history books with longer title reigns.

“I have been told numerous times that WWE wants to update its history books and needs longer title reigns.”


With the recent introduction of second world title, Reigns no longer has a complete monopoly over the WWE main event scene. This seemingly opens the door for Reigns to proceed forward and break more historic records as Zarian suggests.

WWE has shown a penchant for breaking long-standing records recently, with The Usos and The New Day surpassing Demolition’s previously held record for the tag team titles. Furthermore, Gunther is anticipated to break the Honky Tonk Man’s 454-day reign, with his current reign approaching a year.

Reigns has faced backlash for his recent title retention, and some fans are calling for a new champion. However, WWE appears to have different plans, and Reigns’ historic title reign may continue for some time. Whether this is good or bad for WWE remains to be seen, but the company seems committed to pushing Reigns to make more history with the Universal Championship.

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Steve Carrier

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