Current WWE Champions
Roman Reigns currently holds the title as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion. He has held this title for over 100 days. While Reigns is the world champion currently, there are other championships scattered throughout the WWE. Compromising the WWE is Raw and Smackdown, two separate shows throughout the week of WWE. Here we will take a look at the current WWE champions.
1. WWE World Champion and WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
After suffering from Leukemia in 2018 and 2019, Reigns made a strong return to the WWE and has continued his momentum. He defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to earn himself the WWE World Champion belt. While being the World Champion, he also hoists the Universal Champion belt that he has held since he returned in late 2020. He took down Universal Champion at the time, The Fiend and Strowman.
Having four WWE World Championships in his career and being the first person to hold two championships at the same time, Reigns has proven himself a WWE superstar like no other. Despite rejection and criticism from fans in his early career, he remains strong and determined to reach the top. A bright future is ahead for Roman Reigns. He is expected to defend his World Championship against Brock Lesnar at the upcoming Summer Slam.
2. WWE Intercontinental Champion: Gunther
The Australia product was the longest holder of the NXT U.K. Championship in history for a stunning 870 days. Since being promoted to the WWE, he has proven himself worthy of the hype. In June of 2022, Gunther outlasted Ricochet to claim his first WWE Intercontinental Championship. Gunther began his WWE career as a tag-teamer but has since moved to an individual approach. With no plans to defend his title in a bout, Gunther is riding on his recent success. The first-ever WWE champion of an Australian background continues to make history as 2022 finishes up. 2023 should be a year full of opportunities for this 34-year old.
3. WWE United States Champion: Bobby Lashley
Claiming his title on July 2, 2022, Lashley took full advantage of Money in the Bank 2022. He took down Theory to earn his fourth WWE championship. The four-year U.S. Army veteran has all the discipline and motivation one can ever need. Lashley dabbled in mixed martial arts (MMA) in his earlier career before ultimately joining the WWE for good in 2018. Ever since defeating the Miz to become the WWE champion in 2021, his career has been on an upward trend. You can catch Bobby Lashley on Monday Night Raw. He has no plans to defend his title in a bout any time soon, barring any breakthroughs.
4. WWE SmackDown and RAW Tag Team Champions: The Usos
Holding both the Smackdown and Raw Tag Team Championship, the twin brothers called The Usos reign on top of the duos in the WWE. Born in California, the brothers Jey and Jimmy have always been together throughout their respective careers. The brotherly tandem seems to give them an advantage over the field. Their first Tag Team championship came in 2014. The Usos won their most recent Smackdown title in 2021 against the Mysterios at Summer Slam. They have since held on strong to their belt. In Raw, The Usos took down RK Bro in May of 2022 to become the first tag team to hold both Smackdown and Raw Belts at the same time. A very bright future is ahead for these two.
5. WWE RAW Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair made headlines even before her time with WWE. Graduating from the University of Tennessee, she made the All-SEC team for track and field for her school. She is an extremely athletic and quick wrestler who has teared through her competition as of late. She went on to win her first Women’s WWE Championship in 2021 at WrestleMania. At WrestleMania 38, Belair outlasted Becky Lynch to earn the RAW Women’s belt. This match is famously known for Belair’s antics in the ring, including cutting off some of Becky Lynch’s hair. A true performer is a great way to explain Bianca. Since defeating Lynch, she has defended her belt successfully three times. Although only 5 feet 7 inches, Bianca Belair has no problem hitting you from all angles.
6. WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion: Liv Morgan
One of the current WWE champions is Liv Morgan, or Gionna Daddio. She began her career cheerleading competitively. Her athletic roots paid off handsomely as she now reigns the SmackDown Women’s industry. Prior to winning the belt, Liz won the Money in the Bank event in June of 2022. By winning this, she was able to request a championship fight at any moment she wanted to. She decided to cash it in on Ronda Rousey and went on to become the belt holder. Beginning with some tag-team action, she ultimately pursued a career in the solo spotlight. Her decision has paid off and she looks to reign as champion for as long as she can.