Can Roman Reigns break Bruno Sammartino’s record?

Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns has established himself and made himself comfortable at the top, and is showing no signs of coming down. At Payback 2020, Roman Reigns captured the Universal Championship, which he has kept ever since. In his current reign, he recently reached the milestone of 800 days as the Universal Champion.

He has shattered a plethora of records throughout his reign as champion, many of which were held by some of the biggest WWE talents ever. To surpass Bruno Sammartino’s record-breaking 2,803-day reign as WWE Champion, Roman Reigns would have to hold the Universal Championship until May 30, 2031.

Existing Record

The record held by WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino is one that hasn’t been broken in decades. He held the world championship for 2803 days between 1963 and 1971. Following a tweet by Wrestling Inc. as to whether Roman Reigns will break this record, fans retweeted their opinions about the possibility. Most fans are leaning towards the negative. As many fans pointed out, the record held by Sammartino was from a different day and age. At the time, the scenario was completely different. In today’s world, it is difficult, if not impossible for someone to hold the record for over 5 years, as Sammartino did.

Roman Reigns on breaking his record

Reigns was asked in a recent interview about losing one of his titles in 2023. To this, he replied saying, recently sat down for an interview with The Ringer. “We’ve done this in turbulent times, through a pandemic, through the biggest change of all time in this business. And we’ve done it seamlessly. We’ve done it without falter. Down the road, 20 years from now when we start giving out all these crazy details of the inside, there’s just going to be even deeper respect for the performances that we’ve been putting on. Man, it’s been a hell of a journey. But it’s only begun. It’s going to get bigger.”

Roman Reigns is heading towards hitting the 1000-day mark soon as champion and it does not look like he will be losing the title until then.

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