Roman Reigns is arguably the biggest name in the world of professional wrestling right now. Roman Reigns won the Universal title in 2020. After being pushed as the biggest babyface in the company, Reigns shocked everyone by returning with a new attitude at Summerslam 2020. Following his return, he aligned himself with Paul Heyman to officially turn heel.
A week after his return, Roman captured the Universal title in August 2020. Following the title victory, Roman announced himself as the Head of the Table of his Anoa’i family. Later, he started calling himself “The Tribal Chief” and manipulated his cousins, The Usos to create “The Bloodline” faction which will go on to dominate the WWE scene for years to come.
At WrestleMania 38 in 2022, The Tribal Chief also captured the WWE Championship to solidify his dominance. Since then, Roman has been holding two top titles in the WWE and he has been the undisputed champion for over a year. However, he is also criticized for holding the titles hostage while being a part-time performer.
Nonetheless, it can’t be denied that Roman’s title reign and his dominance for almost three years are historic. Furthermore, The Tribal chief will complete 1000 days as the champion at the “Night of Champions” PLE this year. Meanwhile, it would be interesting to see which direction The Bloodline story is headed after almost three years of dominance.
Longest WWE title reigns in the history
Although Roman Reigns has joined the list of longest-reigning WWE champions, he is still far from some of the longest reigns. Here is a list of legends who held the title longer than Reigns:
Hulk Hogan longest wwf/wwe title reign was 1,474 days. Don’t know why WWE keeps lying and claiming that Roman Reigns is close to the longest Title reign in history he’s not even close. Bruno Sammartino reign was over 2,600 days. He still over 400 days away from tying hulk Hogan!
— Rmichael™ (@SeattleMike79) May 24, 2023
Bruno Sammartino: Bruno Sammartino holds the record for the longest WWE Championship reign, with his first reign lasting 2,803 days from May 17, 1963, to January 18, 1971. His second reign lasted 1,237 days, from December 10, 1973, to April 30, 1977.
Bob Backlund: Bob Backlund had a lengthy WWE Championship reign that lasted 2,135 days. He won the title on February 20, 1978, and held it until December 26, 1983.
Hulk Hogan: Hulk Hogan had two WWE Championship reigns that lasted for considerable duration. His first reign lasted 1,474 days, from January 23, 1984, to February 5, 1988.
Pedro Morales: Pedro Morales had a WWE Championship reign that lasted 1,027 days. He won the title on February 8, 1971, and held it until December 1, 1973.
Biggest wins in Roman Reigns’ WWE title Reign
In his 1000-day reign, Roman Reigns defended his titles only 27 times. And defeated a list of legends and prominent superstars. Some of his best successful title defenses include:
WrestleMania 37 in 2021: Roman defeated both Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple-threat main event to retain his title.
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— Roman Reigns Undisputed ☝️🌪️ (@No1Bloodline) May 25, 2023
Summerslam 2021: Reigns defeated one of the greatest of all time, John Cena to solidify his status as the top guy.
WrestleMania 38 in 2022: The Tribal Chief conquered the WWE Championship by beating Brock Lesnar in another Mania main event and became the Undisputed champion.
WrestleMania 39 in 2023: The most recent title defense by Roman was at Mania 39, where he defeated the red-hot Cody Rhodes.
With The Bloodline story still in place, it remains to be seen when the Head of the Table will finally be dethroned. And who is WWE’s choice to do so.