A few days after CM Punk was soundly beaten in his second UFC fight, he managed to suffer another loss when his historic run as the longest-reigning WWE champion came to an unceremonious end.
Brock Lesnar, who many imagined would drop the title at WrestleMania 34 or at the Greatest Royal Rumble, has plugged along for a whopping 435 days and counting with a shiny new WWE contract en tow. On Monday, WWE.com published a story on Lesnar’s run at the top, specifically pointing out that his reign eclipsed Punk’s mark.
Brock Lesnar’s long list of WWE accomplishments has now grown by one: The Beast Incarnate has officially notched the longest World Championship reign of the modern era.
Lesnar’s ongoing run as Universal Champion surpassed the previous marker, CM Punk’s 434-day stint as WWE Champion that stretched between 2011 and 2013. Lesnar’s advocate (and, coincidentally, Punk’s former hype man) Paul Heyman commemorated the occasion by taking to Twitter.