When Cody Rhodes won the Royal Rumble and challenged Roman Reigns for his title, the WWE Universe thought that Roman’s title reign would finally come to an end at WrestleMania 39. However, The American Nightmare was just another stone in the path of the current champion.
However, it’s being speculated that the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, can possibly hold his title until September 2024. As stated in a recent report from Wrestling Observer, WWE is looking forward to ‘modernizing’ most of the older records that are currently held.
WWE wants to “update” it’s history books, and have longer championship reigns for champions.
Roman Reigns holding the Universal Championship for over 1,000 days is part of the company’s plan to “modernize” the title records.
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Hence, Roman Reigns‘ Undisputed Universal Championship tops the list, as he’s been holding on to the title for 950 days already. According to a recent report, WWE’s Chief Content Officer, Triple H, wants The Tribal Chief to overtake Hulk Hogan’s iconic 1474-day reign as the Champion. Last year, when Vince McMahon was in power, he was also not in favor of Roman losing his title against Rhodes.
Fans thought that WWE getting sold to Endeavor would affect bookings and results, but nothing like that has come forward yet. It’s also arguably fair to say that Reigns doesn’t have a credible opponent on the roster currently because he has already defeated the top names of the company, like Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes, and more.
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Also, with Triple H bringing back the World Heavyweight Championship, speculations about who will be the new champion have increased. From Seth Rollins to Finn Balor, WWE fans are rooting for their favorite superstar to emerge as the new World Heavyweight Champion.
When will Roman Reigns touch the 1,000-day mark as Universal Champion?
Roman Reigns defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, and Braun Strowman to win the Universal Champion in a No Holds Barred Triple Threat match at Payback 2020. Since then, The Tribal Chief has defended the title against numerous challengers who stepped up for it.
The Bloodline Leader will complete 1000 days as the champion at the Night of Champions PLE, which will take place on May 27, later this month. As of now, The Head of Table is confirmed to complete 1000 days as the champion.
However, given that Hulk Hogan’s title reign took place in the 1980s, Reigns will find it challenging to retain the championship for another 17 months. In modern-day pro wrestling, events take place more regularly than they used to. However, it’s still a long way until September 2024, and the WWE might also change its plans.