GUNTHER Sets Incredible New WWE Royal Rumble Record
Cody Rhodes might have walked away from the men’s 2023 Royal Rumble match with the win but GUNTHER walked away with a huge new record.
Cody Rhodes returned to action for the first time in over six months as the number 30 entrant in the men’s Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Texas, and eliminated five men on his way to winning the match and booking his place in a huge title match at WrestleMania 39.
While Rhodes had the plum Rumble draw at number 30, at the other end of the match Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER had to go the distance as number one if he wanted to pick up the victory.
The Ring General looked dominant throughout the match and managed to pick up five eliminations of his own as he made his way to the final two in the match alongside The American Nightmare.
Going coast to coast in the Rumble match is nothing new but GUNTHER’s attempt to book a place at WrestleMania saw him set an amazing new record. GUNTHER’s one hour eleven minutes and twenty-five seconds in the match is now the longest time for a WWE Superstar in a 30-man Rumble match. The Austrian star beat the previous record of 62 minutes and 15 seconds set by 2006 Royal Rumble winner Rey Mysterio.