Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship besting his long-time rival and former Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Summerslam 2018, in what was their 4th encounter. This was the first time that Roman Reigns was able to dethrone Brock Lesnar for a championship, finally winning the Universal Champion and becoming the 5th ever Universal Champion.
Reigns is a grandslam champion and has held every single major championship belt WWE has to offer including the WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship and US Championship. He is also a former Royal Rumble winner and has main evented Wrestlemania on multiple occasions.
Reigns moved to wrestling from a career in football in July 2010, when he signed a contract with WWE and was later drafted to their Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) territory. He made his WWE debut on 9th September 2010 using the ring name Leakee. After WWE re-branded FCW to WWE NXT, Leakee changed his ring name to Roman Reigns and made his debut on 31st October to beat CJ Parker
Reigns made his first appearance on the WWE main roster as part of the group The Shield along with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. They made their appearance during the triple threat main event for the WWE Championship involving CM Punk, John Cena and Ryback at the Survivor Series PPV. They came in through the crowd and attacked Ryback together.
Calling themselves The Hounds of Justice, the trio ransacked the entire roster and were majorly heels even though the crowd started growing fond of them and subsequently cheering the faction.
At the Extreme Rules pay per view, Reigns won his first championship belt in WWE as he partnered with Seth Rollins to win the WWE Tag Team Championship in a tornado tag team championship. They won the rematch against Team Hell No on the 27th May 2013 episode of RAW.
The Shield then entered a program with Triple H and The Authority, first working for them but eventually turning on the boss. Just before the Wrestlemania XXX, The Shield attacked Jerry Lawler but later turned their attention to Kane. Leading upto the event, they continued to attack Kane who was joined by The New Age Outlaws, thus culminating into a match at the pay per view. The Shield won the match.
The Shield soon split apart when Seth Rollins joined Triple H and Randy Orton, attacking his former brothers in Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.
Reigns started his solo career once the Shield split up. The first big milestone of his career came when he won the 2015 Royal Rumble, earning the opportunity to face WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31. Reigns was then forced to defend this opportunity with a match against Daniel Bryan at Fastlane and successfully managed to do it.
However, he couldn't manage to win the WWE Championship as Seth Rollins cashed in his MITB contract in the middle of the match and walked away as the WWE Champion that night.
On the 26th October 2015 episode of RAW, Reigns participated in a fatal four-way match involving Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, and Kevin Owens to determine the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
With Rollins out with injury, Reigns managed to win the tournament and became the WWE Champion for the first time.
Even after losing the WWE Championship, Roman managed to win the US Championship and Intercontinental Championship, later on, becoming a grand slam champion as he had already won the tag team championships along with Seth Rollins early on in his WWE tenure.
Roman Reigns list of accomplishments also includes defeating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33 in what many thought would be The Deadman's last match.
Reigns squared off against Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at Wrestlemania 34, but was not successful in dethroning The Beast Incarnate.
He got another opportunity at the belt at the Greatest Royal Rumble event where he faced Lesnar inside a steel cage. Even though Reigns won the match, Brock Lesnar retained the Championship due to controversial refereeing.
Roman Reigns finally overcame the odds and fulfilled his destiny when he captured the Universal Championship by defeating Brock Lesnar at Summerslam 2018.