WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has reigned as the World Title holder for over a year now, and in the process he has broken a record.
Lesnar has been Universal Champion for 435 days, officially passing former WWE Champion CM Punk’s record of 434 days. The Beast is now the longest reigning World Champion in the Modern Era of WWE.
Of course, Punk and Lesnar held different World Titles, as the Universal Title wasn’t implemented until after Punk had already left WWE. But seeing as they are both considered World Titles, Lesnar’s reign is still considered longer than Punk’s in the record books.
Of course, as one Twitter user points out, Lesnar’s amount of title defenses compared to Punk’s is ridiculously lopsided:
Punk Title defences: 141
Lesnar Title defences: 10
T’is a sad blemish on a fantastic weekend of wrestling. pic.twitter.com/XsUPt3jpv0
— Rachereen Dream. (@WWERDream) June 10, 2018
Punk still holds the longest reign for the WWE Championship in the Modern Era nonetheless. Unofficially, the longest WWE Title reign belongs to the late WWE Hall Of Famer Bruno Sammartino – who held the belt for eight years from 1963 until 1971. That’s a reign of 2,803 days and a record that will likely never be broken.