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The following champion history features the WWE Universal Championship.

Champion history[]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Location: Notes: Defences: Days Held:
Finn Bálor 1 August 21, 2016 Brooklyn, New York Singles match between Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins to determine the inaugural champion at SummerSlam. 0 1
Vacated August 22, 2016 Brooklyn, New York Bálor was forced to vacate the title due to suffering a shoulder injury in winning the title.
Kevin Owens 1 August 29, 2016 Houston, Texas This was a Fatal 4-Way Elimination match, also involving Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Big Cass. 7 188
Goldberg 1 March 5, 2017 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Won at Fastlane 1 28
Brock Lesnar 1 April 2, 2017 Orlando, Florida Won at WrestleMania 33 7 504
Roman Reigns 1 August 19, 2018 Brooklyn, New York Won at SummerSlam 3 64
Vacated __ October 22, 2018 Providence, Rhode Island Reigns relinquished the title after being legitimately diagnosed with leukemia __ __
Brock Lesnar 2 November 2, 2018 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Won at Crown Jewel 2018 2 156
Seth Rollins 1 April 7, 2019 East Rutherford, New Jersey Won at WrestleMania 35 5 98
Brock Lesnar 3 July 14, 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Won at Extreme Rules after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract 1 28
Seth Rollins 2 August 11, 2019 Toronto, Canada Won at SummerSlam 4 81
Bray Wyatt 1 October 31, 2019 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Won at Crown Jewel 3 119
Goldberg 2 February 27, 2020 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1 37
Braun Strowman 1 April 4, 2020 Orlando, Florida Won at WrestleMania 36 3 141
Bray Wyatt 2 August 23, 2020 Orlando, Florida Won at SummerSlam 1 7
Roman Reigns 2 August 30, 2020 Orlando, Florida Won at Payback 32 1,316
Cody Rhodes 1 April 7, 2024 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Won at WrestleMania XL 103+

List of reign lengths[]

As of July 19, 2024.
Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Roman Reigns (2) 1,316 August 30, 2020 April 7, 2024
Brock Lesnar 504 April 2, 2017 August 19, 2018
Kevin Owens 188 August 29, 2016 March 5, 2017
Brock Lesnar (2) 156 November 2, 2018 April 7, 2019
Braun Strowman 141 April 4, 2020 August 23, 2020
The Fiend 119 October 31, 2019 February 27, 2020
Seth Rollins 98 April 7, 2019 July 14, 2019
Seth Rollins (2) 81 August 11, 2019 October 31, 2019
Roman Reigns 64 August 19, 2018 October 22, 2018
Goldberg (2) 37 February 27, 2020 April 4, 2020
Goldberg 28 March 5, 2017 April 2, 2017
Brock Lesnar (3) 28 July 14, 2019 August 11, 2019
The Fiend (2) 7 August 23, 2020 August 30, 2020
Cody Rhodes 103+ April 7, 2024 Current champion
Finn Bálor 1 August 21, 2016 August 22, 2016

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Women's Championship (1956-2010)
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