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Down it goes. Wrestling is like any other sport in a lot of ways, including by having numbers and statistics play a huge role. There are certain records that are well known among wrestling fans, but every now and then one of those numbers will fall. It can be a big deal when something like that happens, and it happened again in a big way this weekend on a grand stage.

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This weekend, WWE presented its annual Royal Rumble event. The show opened with the Men’s Royal Rumble match, which saw Gunther enter at #1 and set a new longevity record for the match. Gunther lasted 1:11:25, breaking Rey Mysterio’s record of 62:12 set in 2006. Commentary did make it clear that Gunther’s record was in traditional Royal Rumble matches, as Daniel Bryan lasted 74:12 in the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018, though that match had 50 entrants compared to the traditional 30. Gunther finished as the match’s runner up to Cody Rhodes.

This is going to make a future list. Check out some of Gunther’s better moments:

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Opinion: This is the kind of star making performance that the Royal Rumble can deliver, as Gunther came in big but left far bigger. You do not see someone do something like this very often and WWE put the whole thing together as well as they could. It was a great performance that set a record which could last for a very long time. Gunther has a bright future in front of him and this is going to be a part of it.

What did you think of the match? What is next for Gunther? Let us know in the comments below.

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