On this date in WWE history: 62 minutes and 12 seconds later, Rey Mysterio wins the Royal Rumble

Rey Mysterio is the shortest pro wrestler to ever win World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) Royal Rumble. He's also the only masked superstar to accomplish the feat.

But those aren't the records he's most remembered for.

On this date in WWE history (Jan. 29), Mysterio entered the 2006 Royal Rumble at number two and managed to outlast 28 other opponents to win the tournament and secure a spot in the subsequent WrestleMania main event.

He last eliminated Triple H and Randy Orton to seal the deal with a record-breaking time of 62 minutes and 12 seconds, beating out the previous mark set by Chris Benoit at the 2004 Rumble.

See it all unfold, after the jump.

Aside from tossing Trips and Orton, Mysterio also dumped Super Crazy, Rob Van Dam, Simon Dean and Psicosis. How about it Cagesiders, where do you rank his 2006 win among the all-time great performances at the annual Royal Rumble event?

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