Bryan Danielson’s accolades as a professional wrestler certainly need no introduction as they proved to be one of the best in the business. He spent several years working in WWE as one of their top stars and towards the end of his run, Bryan Danielson was even part of WWE Creative. Unfortunately, it seems WWE is no longer recognizing his Royal Rumble record.

WWE’s next Premium Live Event will be the Royal Rumble, which is set to take place on January 28th. Unsurprisingly, fans are very excited about the upcoming event.

The Royal Rumble has made stars out of many WWE talent, especially those who had ironman performances by lasting the longest in the match. For a very long time, it was Rey Mysterio who set the record for the longest time spent in the Royal Rumble match, as he stayed for 62 minutes and 12 seconds.

That would change at the Greatest Royal Rumble, as Danielson lasted 76 minutes. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was revealed that WWE is no longer recognizing Bryan Danielson’s record.

In the WWE’s produced “By the Numbers” video, they reverted away from the Daniel Bryan record for most time in the match from the Saudi Arabia show of 76:06 and went back to the Rey Mysterio record of 62:12 set in 2006. One could argue you don’t include the Saudi Arabia show, but in their other records, they did, so you can’t make that argument.

It is certainly a shame that WWE decided to remove such a huge feat by Bryan Danielson, but it is not something unexpected either. Regardless, we’ll have to see how the Royal Rumble will turn out.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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