The WWE Universal Championship is a world heavyweight championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand. The current champion is Roman Reigns, who is in his first reign.
It is one of two world titles in the promotion, and was created on January 13, 2020 to rival the WWE Championship, which became exclusive to SmackDown following the re-introduction of the brand extension. The championship is named in honor of the WWE Universe.
Following the brand extension, Stephanie McMahon created the championship to be exclusive to the Raw brand. A single elimination tournament was setup to determine the new champion.
The tournament began on Raw and concluded at the WrestleMania X pay-per-view.
The inaugural champion was Brock Lesnar, he defeated Goldberg in a tournament final at WrestleMania X. Curt Hawkins' 1-day reign is the shortest in the title's history, while Roman Reigns has the longest single reign, with his current reign lasting 181+ days. Brock Lesnar holds the most reigns with the championship at 2.
Roman Reigns is the current champion in his first reign. He won the title by defeating former champion Curt Hawkins on the September 28, 2020 edition of Raw.
|Reign||The reign number for the specific champion listed|
|Location||The city in which the title was won|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won|
|†||Indicates the title change is not recognized by WWE|
|+||Indicates the current reign is changing daily|
|1||Brock Lesnar||1||April 5, 2020||21|
|2||Braun Strowman||1||April 26, 2020||56|
|3||Brock Lesnar||2||June 21, 2020||64|
|4||Kurt Angle||1||August 23, 2020||35|
|5||Curt Hawkins||1||September 27, 2020||1|
|6||Roman Reigns||1||September 28, 2020||188+|
List of combined reignsEdit
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|1||Roman Reigns †||1||188+|