BROCK LESNAR kicked off 2022 with the SIXTH WWE World Championship of his career.
And in doing so, the 44-year-old former UFC star has set an impressive new WWE record.
Lesnar’s most recent title win means he now holds the title the longest since his first and last WWE Title, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
‘The Beast’ won the belt for the first time 19 years ago after beating Dwayne The Rock Johnson at the Summer Slam 2002.
He beats Hulk Hogan’s record for time between first and last title wins.
Hogan had an 18-year gap between his first title win in 1984 and his last in 2002.
Lesnar pinned Big E in a fatal fifth round to win the WWE Day One championship, after his Universal Title match against Roman Reigns was postponed due to a later positive test for Covid. -19.
Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley also competed.
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He then challenged Reigns to a championship and championship match, but the offer was turned down by The Tribal Chief.
That means Lesnar will defend his first title against Lashley at the Royal Rumble on January 30.
He returned to Vince McMahon’s promotion in 2012 after three years in the UFC – during which he spent time as the heavyweight champion.
Lesnar is best known for making history in 2014 after ending The Undertaker’s legendary winning streak at WrestleMania 30.
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/8186086/wwe-brock-lesnar-breaks-record-hulk-hogan-world-title/ WWE history was made when Brock Lesnar broke the long-held record held by Hulk Hogan for world championships during 19 years.