WWE News: Daniel Bryan breaks Rey Mysterio's Royal Rumble Record
A 12-year record for being the ironman of the match falls...
A long-standing Royal Rumble record was broken in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday's Greatest Royal Rumble event. Daniel Bryan becomes the all-time ironman for a Royal Rumble match by lasting an amazing 76 minutes and 14 seconds.
The previous record was held by Rey Mysterio (who also made his return to the company at the Greatest Royal Rumble) when he lasted 62 minutes and 12 seconds en route to winning the 2006 Royal Rumble Match.
Just like Mysterio in 2006, Daniel Bryan started off as one of the two entrants when he entered in first at the first ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble Match. Unlike Mysterio, Bryan didn't win the match as his WWE Backlash opponent Big Cass eliminated him to leave only Cass and Braun Strowman standing to finish the match.
Bryan becomes the seventh man to last more than an hour in a Royal Rumble Match along with the aforementioned Mysterio, Ric Flair in 1992, Bob Backlund in 1993, Chris Benoit in 2004, Triple H in 2006, and Chris Jericho in 2017.
It was truly an amazing feat for Daniel Bryan as it has been just over a month since it was announced that WWE doctors cleared Bryan to return to in-ring action with the WWE. Bryan's return to the ring was at WrestleMania 34 where he and Shane McMahon defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Bryan now shifts his focus to the man who eliminated him from the Greatest Royal Rumble, Big Cass. They will have a match at WWE Backlash on May 6th, the first co-branded pay per view of the current brand split era.
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