World records in wrestling are a funny thing. When you get right down to it, most of them don’t mean anything, because unlike regular sports, the results are pre-determined. For example, Rey Mysterio holds the record for lasting the longest in a Royal Rumble, at over an hour, but that’s because he was booked to do so. But on the other hand, how impressive is it that he wrestled in a Rumble for over an hour? That’s why wrestling fans hold their records in high regard, and even get upset when they’re challenged or even broken by someone who isn’t seen as “deserving”. Fortunately for wrestling fans, there are a few records in pro wrestling that will likely never be matched. Some of them are great, some of them less-so, but all of them seem more or less destined to remain unbroken.
10. Shortest Time In Royal Rumble
This hard-to-actually-measure record currently belongs to Santino Marella, who was officially eliminated from the 2009 Royal Rumble in one second. By Kane, if you wanted to know. Now, for the purposes of this record, your time starts from the second you enter the ring (as opposed to the record for longevity, which counts from when the horn blows to announce a new entrant). With that in mind, it has basically become physically impossible for anyone to beat that record without WWE doing some serious fudging of the numbers. Even if they went back and gave Santino credit for any fractions of a second that he might have still been in the match, it would take perfect precision in a match with a dozen things going on at any one time in order to come in under the record, which means that it seems like an admittedly dubious record that will stand the test of time.