Brock Lesnar officially became the longest-running champion in Modern Era as he surpassed the 434-day record previously held by CM Punk. Lesnar defeated Goldberg at Wrestlemania 33 on April 3rd, 2017, to become the Universal Champion. He has now held the title for 435 days as of Tuesday.
During the 435 title run Brock has only defended his title only 10 times meanwhile CM Punk defended his title 141 times during his title run before finally losing to the Rock.
Lesnar is the longest running Champion since Hulk Hogan’s reign of 1500 days between January 1984 and February 1988. He last defended his title against Roman Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia inside a steel cage. The match ended in controversial fashion with the referee ruling in the Beast’s favour after Reigns speared him outside the cage. The TV replays showed that Reigns’ feet touched the ground first, and he should have been declared the winner.
According to WWE’s record books, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Lesnar, is the sixth longest WWE title holder in thr history.