The GOAT has broken a longstanding record only weeks after his return to the ring. At the Greatest Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan lasted for 1 hour and 16 minutes, surpassing Rey Mysterio’s record of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 12 seconds in the 2006 Royal Rumble.
WWE congratulated broke the news on their website, congratulating Bryan on his stellar performance.
Daniel Bryan sets Royal Rumble Match record
Daniel Bryan may not have won the first-ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble Match, but he did make history.
Mere weeks after returning to the ring following a three-year hiatus, the former WWE Champion set a record for the longest time spent in a Royal Rumble Match. Entering in the No. 1 spot, Bryan fought his way through all 50 entrants, making it to the final three.
All told, Bryan was in the match for a staggering one hour and 16 minutes. This shatters the record previously held by Rey Mysterio, who lasted for one hour, two minutes and 12 seconds in the 2006 Royal Rumble Match, which Mysterio won.
Bryan was eliminated by Big Cass, who was tossed by winner Braun Strowman. The “Yes!” Man will have an opportunity to get some retribution against the big man, though, when the two Superstars collide at WWE Backlash on Sunday, May 6 on WWE Network.
While Bryan may not have won the match, he’s officially placed his name in the record books with his performance at Greatest Royal Rumble.