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WWE Universal Championship

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. 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt is the current title-holder after defeating Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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.


  1. WWE Universal Championship Holder Overtime




WWE Universal Championship Holder Overtime


ChampionDateEventDays
Finn BálorAugust 21, 2016SummerSlam<1
VacatedAugust 22, 2016Raw
Kevin OwensAugust 29, 2016Raw188
GoldbergMarch 5, 2017Fastlane28
Brock LesnarApril 2, 2017WrestleMania 33504
Roman ReignsAugust 19, 2018SummerSlam64
VacatedOctober 22, 2018Raw
Brock LesnarNovember 2, 2018Crown Jewel156
Seth RollinsApril 7, 2019WrestleMania 3598
Brock LesnarJuly 14, 2019Extreme Rules28
Seth RollinsAugust 11, 2019SummerSlam81
"The Fiend" Bray WyattOctober 31, 2019Crown Jewel119
GoldbergFebruary 27, 2020Super ShowDown27 or 28
Braun StrowmanMarch 25 or 26, 2020WrestleMania 36 Part 1150 or 151
"The Fiend" Bray WyattAugust 23, 2020SummerSlam1+


WrestleMania was taped on March 25 and 26, but it is currently unknown which day this match was taped. WWE recognizes this reign as beginning on April 4, 2020, when the match aired on tape delay.


Current WWE Universal Champion - "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt


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