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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. Current & Former WWE Universal Championship Holders
  2. Combined Reigns for WWE Universal Championship


WWE Universal Championship


Current & Former WWE Universal Championship Holders


ChampionDateEventDays (Rec. by WWE)
Finn BálorAugust 21, 2016SummerSlam<1
VacatedAugust 22, 2016Raw
Kevin OwensAugust 29, 2016Raw188
GoldbergMarch 5, 2017Fastlane28
Brock LesnarApril 2, 2017WrestleMania 33503
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 ShowDown37
Braun StrowmanMarch 25 or 26, 2020WrestleMania 36 Part 1141
"The Fiend" Bray WyattAugust 23, 2020SummerSlam7
Roman Reigns (Current WWE Universal Championship Holders)August 30, 2020Payback454+


Combined Reigns for WWE Universal Championship


WrestlerNo. of ReignsCombined Days (Rec. by WWE)
Brock Lesnar3686
Roman Reigns2517
Kevin Owens1188
Seth Rollins2178
Braun Strowman1141
Bray Wyatt2124
Goldberg264
Finn Balor1<1


FAQs on WWE Universal Championship


Q. Who was the first WWE Universal Champion?

Finn Balor was the first WWE Universal Champion.


Q. Who is the current WWE Universal Champion?

Roman Reigns is the current WWE Universal Champion.


Q. Who has the longest single reign as the WWE Universal Champion?

Brock Lesnar has had the longest single reign as the WWE Universal Champion of 503 days (as recognized by WWE).


Last Updated: 12th December, 2021

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