The new history. There have been all kinds of moments and incidents throughout WWE history, some of which are more notable than others. In most cases, the issues are written in black and white, but there are some cases that can be a bit more of a gray area. Now WWE is changing something up from what once was pretty straightforward to something a bit more complicated.

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In the 2023 edition of the Rumble By The Numbers video, the all time longevity record is once again held by Rey Mysterio in the 2006 Royal Rumble. This changes from previous editions, which listed Daniel Bryan’s 2018 performance in the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia as the longer run. There is no word on why WWE made the change but the Greatest Royal Rumble stats are included in other records in the video.

There’s the history. Check out Rumble By The Numbers and a look at both runs in the Royal Rumble:

Opinion: This is a very WWE style change as only they would change something that can be graded via time. I get the idea of the Greatest Royal Rumble not exactly being the same as a regular one but you can’t include it in some ways but not in others. Odds are this is to take attention away from Bryan’s time, but there is so much WWE media out there including Bryan’s time that the change doesn’t quite work.

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