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Roman Reigns surpasses Hulk Hogan as longest-reigning champion in WWE

Roman Reigns has now reached 1,042 days as champion which was earlier set by Hulk Hogan

By Web Desk
July 10, 2023
Wrestler Roman Reigns. — AFP/File
Wrestler Roman Reigns. — AFP/File 

Roman Reigns is unarguably the best wrestler of this era as he has broken many records and is determined to break more and more in the future. 

Reigns, who has dominated the competition after returning back in 2020, has no plans of stopping anytime soon as he recently set another WrestleMania record by surpassing Hulk Hogan as the longest-reigning champion in WWE history.

The Tribal Chief has now reached 1,042 days as champion which was earlier set by Hogan, making it the longest one since WrestleMania's creation in 1985.

"This accolade was previously held by WWE Hall of Famer Hogan, whose first reign as WWF Champion lasted 1,474 days. That said, only 1,041 days of that reign were part of the WrestleMania era," according to Ringside News.

Reigns had previously been presented with a new championship when he surpassed 1,000 days as champion. He has set his eyes on breaking more records.

This week, Jey Uso also challenged Reigns to a SummerSlam match on Smackdown.

Previously, Reigns also won the Universal Championship at Payback in August 2020. He dethroned The Fiend in a triple-threat match that included Braun Strowman.

Later, he beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to unify the WWE and Universal Titles.