How long does Roman Reigns need to hold the title to surpass Hulk Hogan?

A staggering 1,238 days have passed since the Tribal Chief became the champion. Roman Reigns is presently in the midst of his second title reign. Reigns is getting closer and closer to breaking Hulk Hogan’s record of 1,474 days of reign, which demonstrates his domination in the world of wrestling.

The Big Dog has already surpassed wrestling luminaries like Bruno Sammartto. Fans are getting ready to watch the continuation of Reigns’ epic title tale, which is something they are eagerly anticipating for the Royal Rumble.

How long does Roman Reigns need to hold the title to surpass Hulkster?

Since his victorious comeback in 2020, Roman Reigns has made an unforgettable impression on the world of professional wrestling. While claiming the title of Tribal Chief, Reigns has broken more records than anybody else, most notably Bruno Sammartino’s second stint as WWE champion.

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Among legendary figures like Hulk Hogan, Bob Backlund, and Bruno Sammartino’s first championship reign, Reigns now ranks fourth with an astounding 1238 days as the WWE Universal Champion. From December 10, 1973 to April 30, 1977, Bruno Sammartino ruled for 1,237 days, becoming famous for his second championship reign.

Reigns has been champion for more than 1,237 days as of January 19, 2024, putting him in fourth place among the champions who have reigned the longest, having gained the title on August 30, 2020. As the Fatal Four-Way at the Royal Rumble might determine his fate, Reigns must hold on to his title status until mid-September 2024 if he wants to break Hogan’s record of 1,474 days.

Title defense comparison between Roman Reigns and Hulk Hogan

The fact that the Head of the Table will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on television only five times in 2023 has prompted debate about his part-time schedule. This number drops to nine when live events are taken into account, which is far lower than the illustrious reigns of titles that have gone before.

In addition to claiming the WWE Championship on April 3, 2022—which has now merged into a united global championship—Reigns’ remarkable 1238-day stint as Universal Champion started on August 30, 2020.

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Reigns is falling short in another important area, even if he is getting close to Hulk Hogan’s record for longest title run. Reigns’ 54 defenses of his championship are insignificant compared to Hogan’s historic 468, even though they both lasted for the same amount of time.

Hulk Hogan’s unrivaled reputation is brought to light by Reigns’ defense count, which stands out significantly compared to Hogan’s record. Hogan held the ‘Undisputed Champion’ title for 1,474 days, beginning on January 23, 1984, and ending on January 23, 1988, with a total of 358 defenses.

Even Tribal-chief’s admirers have noticed how seldom he appears during live performances. But do you believe Big Dog can beat Hulk Hogan’s record? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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