Gunther, the reigning Intercontinental Champion, is closing in on a remarkable feat—surpassing the legendary Honky Tonk Man's record 454-day reign with the prestigious title. As he approaches this historic milestone, the significance of holding a championship that has been held by numerous WWE Hall of Famers is not lost on him.
In an exclusive interview with "Contralona," Gunther expressed the pride he takes in being the Intercontinental Champion, not only because of the title's storied legacy but also because it allows him to forge his own mark in wrestling history.
Taking on this role has been both a significant responsibility and an exhilarating experience for Gunther, who puts forth every ounce of his energy and effort into maintaining the championship's prestige. He looks forward to seeing how far he can go with this opportunity to elevate the Intercontinental Championship even further.
Gunther is well aware that the Intercontinental Championship has often been regarded as the "workhorse title," a stepping stone for many superstars to elevate themselves to main event status. However, he aims to take a different approach.
Rather than using the title as a stepping stone, Gunther seeks to use his historic reign to restore the prestige that he believes the championship lost in the years leading up to his reign. His vision goes beyond just personal glory; Gunther aspires to raise the level of respect and admiration for the sport itself.
He sees the Intercontinental Championship as a platform to elevate the entire industry to a higher standard, drawing from his previous title runs outside WWE and in NXT UK where he consistently raised the bar. The sport of wrestling means a great deal to Gunther, and he strives to deliver performances that reflect his deep care and dedication for it.
Recently defending his title successfully against Matt Riddle, Gunther now has his sights set on a rumored showdown with Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam. WWE has announced a highly anticipated face-to-face confrontation between "The Scottish Warrior" and Gunther on the upcoming "WWE Raw." This potential clash promises to be an electrifying encounter as both competitors have demonstrated their determination to excel in the squared circle.
As Gunther continues to make history with each passing day, the WWE Universe eagerly awaits his next moves, knowing that he is not only raising the bar for himself but also striving to elevate the Intercontinental Championship and the sport of professional wrestling as a whole.