WWE: Superstars who have won the Universal Championship
WWE represents the sport of professional wrestling in the best possible way. As for the pro-wrestling itself, it is generally divided into a number of weight categories and has separate championships for each. One of the prime titles in WWE is the Universal Championship. Introduced in 2016, only a few superstars have won it so far, as we take a look at the reigns.
We start the list with the most dominant Universal Champion so far, in the form of the Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar. Having won the title on three occasions, he has held it for record 686 days, with his first reign lasting 503 days. Least to say, although he might not have defended it on most occasions, she surely has given the title the identity.
Following Lesnar is The Beast Slayer himself, Seth Rollins, who has won it on two occasions. Interestingly, both his reigns have come upon beating Lesnar. As he continues to hold the championship, he has made the title relevant, unlike Lesnar, as he has defended it on most occasions so far. Having held it for more than 170 days, his opening reign lasted 98 days.
Now begins the list of single reigns, and the most successful single reign came in the form of Kevin Owens. While he won the championship after being relinquished by the inaugural champion Finn Balor, he managed to hold on to it for 188 days by any means necessary, before losing it to a WWE legend and Hall of Famer, in the form of Goldberg.
While Roman Reigns was seemingly the first choice to win the title, WWE put it on Finn Balor. However, after Balor relinquished, WWE delayed his reign for a bitter feud with Lesnar. After Lesnar won his second title, Reigns was involved in a lengthy but brutal rivalry, as he beat him at SummerSlam 2018 and held on to it for 63 days before relinquishing.
WWE shocked the fans when they decided to allow Goldberg feud with Owens for the Universal Championship. Being a part-timer, fans were apprehensive about Goldberg winning the title. However, he did beat Owens in a quick fashion to win it and held on to it for 27 days, before losing it to Lesnar at WrestleMania 33, as the latter won his maiden Universal Championship.