Gunther, whose dominance in WWE has reached new heights, recently celebrated an extraordinary reign of 365 days as the Intercontinental Champion. The esteemed leader of Imperium secured the title on June 10th, 2022, when he triumphed over Ricochet on a thrilling episode of SmackDown.
However, a recent report suggests that WWE is contemplating a bold move for Gunther: surpassing the record for the longest reign in the history of the Intercontinental Championship. WRKD wrestling disclosed in early June that internal discussions were underway, hinting at Gunther breaking Honky Tonk Man's iconic reign on September 6th.
Gunther's SummerSlam Plans: Reluctance Towards Rollins
During an interview with Steve Fall on Ten Count, the Ring General shed light on his plans for the upcoming SummerSlam event. He clarified his reluctance to pursue a showdown with the newly-crowned World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins.
Nonetheless, Gunther didn't entirely rule out the possibility of a future clash between the two formidable competitors. "As long as I continue to hold the Intercontinental Championship, which is my intention, I don't believe so.
The newly introduced World Heavyweight Championship has just arrived on the scene. I don't think anyone is interested in merging it with another title, which would naturally occur if a match between Seth Rollins and me were to happen.
I believe we currently belong to separate divisions in that regard. However, anything is possible down the line," Gunther explained thoughtfully. Beyond discussing potential matchups, Gunther also took a moment to express admiration for Kevin Owens, praising his physicality inside the squared circle.
The accomplished wrestler acknowledged his amazing in-ring chemistry with Owens, hinting at potential future encounters. Gunther's words have sparked intrigue among WWE fans, leaving them speculating about the fate of his Intercontinental Championship reign and the possibilities that lie ahead.
While he dismisses the idea of a colossal title clash with Seth Rollins, the landscape of professional wrestling is ever-evolving, and only time will reveal the path Gunther's career will take. As SummerSlam approaches, anticipation builds regarding the Ring General's next move and the legacy he will leave behind as the Intercontinental Champion.