Brock Lesnar has broken a long-standing WWE record.
At WWE Day 1, Brock Lesnar was scheduled to face Roman Reigns for the Universal Title, but the match was called off after The Tribal Chief tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Lesnar was added to the WWE Championship match, making it a fatal five-way. Brock would later pin Big E, winning the WWE Championship for the sixth time in his career.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Beast is now the superstar with the longest time between his first WWE Title reign and his latest. For reference, Brock first won the belt 19 years ago at SummerSlam 2002 where he defeated The Rock. This record was previously held by Hulk Hogan, who had an 18-year gap between his first title win in 1984 and his final one in 2002.
Up next for Lesnar is a title defence against Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble. The All Mighty earned the opportunity by winning a fatal four-way match on the most recent episode of WWE Raw.
Brock also appeared on the January 7 edition of SmackDown, challenging Roman Reigns to a Champion vs. Champion match, but his proposal was declined by Reigns. Their segment ended with Reigns dropping Brock with a superman punch after Lesnar turned his attention to Paul Heyman when he began defending and praising Roman Reigns.