When the WWE Championship became exclusive to SmackDown LIVE following the WWE Brand Extension, Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley created the Universal Championship as the flagship title of Monday Night Raw.
WWE Universal Championship was established on July 25 2016 in the honor of WWE Universe. It is a World Heavyweight Championship created by WWE. It has headlined many WWE PPV events since then namely including SummerSlam in 2017 and 2018, and WrestleMania 34 which are one of the "Big 4" WWE Pay per view events.
- WWE Universal Championship in Wrestlemania 35
- WWE Universal Championship Holder Overtime
WWE Universal Championship in Wrestlemania 35
This year it was one of the main events in Wrestlemania 35 held on 7th April 2019. This year Seth Rollins took on the current champion Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship title in opening match of WrestleMania 35 & won.
WWE Universal Championship Holder Overtime
|Champion||Date Of Reign||Reign|
|Finn Bálor||AUG 21, 2016 - AUG 22, 2016||<1 Day|
|Kevin Owens||AUG 29, 2016 - MAR 5, 2017||188 Days|
|Goldberg||MAR 5, 2017 - APR 2, 2017||27 Days|
|Brock Lesnar||APR 2, 2017 - AUG 19, 2018||503 Days|
|Roman Reigns||AUG 19, 2018 - OCT 22, 2018||63 Days|
|Brock Lesnar||NOV 2, 2018 - APR 07, 2019||156 Days|
|Seth Rollins||Apr 7 2019 - July 14, 2019||98 days|
|Brock Lesnar||July 14, 2019 - AUG 11, 2019||27|
|Seth Rollins||AUG 11, 2019- PRESENT||1+|
Brock Lesnar has been the longest holder of this prestigious Universal Championship Belt with 503 Days at a time and in total of 659 Days before Seth Rollins defeated him in WrestleMania 35 opening match.
Current Champion - Seth Rollins