Brock Lesnar Now Has The Longest Championship Reign Of “The Modern Era”

Brock Lesnar

According to WWE, Brock Lesnar has officially notched the longest World Championship reign of “the modern era.”

On Monday, Lesnar’s ongoing run as Universal Champion surpassed the previous marker, CM Punk’s 434-day stint as WWE Champion that stretched between November 2011 and January 2013. Lesnar’s advocate (and, coincidentally, Punk’s former hype man) Paul Heyman commemorated the occasion with these tweets.

While WWE says Lesnar has earned the longest championship reign of “the modern era,” the company has never made clear how far “the modern era” dates back. Nonetheless, Lesnar is now WWE’s longest-reigning World Champion since Hulk Hogan held the WWF World Heavyweight Championship for more 1,474 days between January 1984 and February 1988.