Roman Reigns holds the title of the longest-reigning champion in WWE. Or does he? Fans have recently had humorous discussions on the technicalities of who gets to sit on the throne of holding the longest-reigning championship in the history of WWE.
Roman Reigns is a renowned wrestler who plays an integral role in the WWE, especially since he’s held heaps of titles in the past and continues to do so. He is currently in his second reign of being the WWE Universal Champion and fourth reign of being the WWE Champion!
So at first glance, the honor undoubtedly goes to Roman Reigns, the WWE Universal Champion. However, for seasoned WWE enthusiasts, the sound of another man clinching the title of Greatest Royal Rumble Champion in Saudi Arabia still rings in their ears when they’re asked the above question. That man is none other than “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman.
Braun Strowman to is a seasoned pro wrestler part of the WWE. Known for his tendency to Hulk out and destroy everything in his path, Braun Strowman technically holds the title of the longest-reigning champion in WWE.
Keep scrolling to find out what achievement Braun has under his hat that sparked an amusing banter between fans when discussing WWE’s longest-reigning champion.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Currently in his second reign of being the WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, originally Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi, has held the title of WWE Universal Champion for almost three years now! He calls himself the “Head of The Table” and is considered the ‘Undisputed WWE Universal Champion’.
The accomplished wrestler started out as a football player. It was in July 2010 that he signed with WWE, debuting as Roman Leakee after being assigned to Florida Championship wrestling. It was only after FCW was rebranded that he debuted as Roman and went on to become one of the biggest names in WWE.
Greatest Royal Rumble Champion Braun Strowman
Originally Adam Scherr, Braun Strowman began his career as a strongman and was later signed under WWE in 2013. He is currently assigned to the Raw brand and is known for his passion to destruct.
His technically longest title reign is as the Greatest Royal Rumble Champion. He was also once a WWE Universal Champion! He is currently on a hiatus as he is recovering after going under surgery for his neck.
Fans Discuss The Longest Reigning Champion In WWE
It all started with one particular tweet from the user @wrestlelamia on Twitter, satirically observing how everyone always talks about Roman Reigns’ reign of 1000 days and not Braun Strowman’s reign of 1867 days. Many understood the satire behind it and quickly agreed with the tweet.
Everybody talking about Reigns' 1000 day but nothing about Braun Strowman's reign of 1867 days ???????? pic.twitter.com/T5gNdmqL20
— Wrestlelamia.co.uk (@wrestlelamia) June 7, 2023
The tweet received a wide array of fun responses, with some even bringing up other names who have had longer reigns purely on a technicality.
One fan even jogged everyone’s memory about how long Curtis Axel has lasted in the Royal Rumble.
Or how many days Curtis Axel has now lasted in the Royal Rumble
— Patrick Moran (Talking Buffalo) (@PatrickMoranTB) June 7, 2023
And a LOT of people were clowning Roman’s belt because Braun’s Greatest Royal Rumble Champion Belt looked far cooler.
That belt has a better design than the main championship tbh. The strap color needs to be changed and we’re looking at pure bliss ????????
— Gurwar Singh (@GurwarSingh) June 7, 2023
The initial tweet had a lot of fans LOLing and reminiscing about several wrestlers’ achievements that have gone unnoticed.
Now, let’s get into the technicality on which Braun seems to have a longer reign than Roman.
The WWE Universal Championship is a men’s world heavyweight championship, which Roman Reigns currently holds the title since beating his opponents Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman on 30th August 2020.
The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble, on the other hand, was Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live wrestlers took part in it, and it was held in Saudi Arabia as part of ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. The event was ten matches long and ended with Braun Strowman fighting his way to victory, clinching the trophy for the Greatest Royal Rumble Championship.
Alright, so here’s the catch. Despite Braun securing the title of Greatest Royal Rumble Champion, he has never had to defend it. Why? Because it never was brought up again. The event in Saudi was the first and last of its kind.
So, to answer the question of who holds the longest title, it technically is Braun, but in actuality, the honor goes to Roman Reigns. The best part about this is that the two are extremely close friends!