In a recent episode of "After The Bell," Corey Graves passionately elaborated on why he remains confident in GUNTHER's ability to retain his Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre at the highly anticipated WWE SummerSlam event on Saturday.
Graves acknowledged the sheer intensity of the impending showdown, describing it as a clash between two absolute powerhouses vying for the prestigious Intercontinental Championship. While recognizing that GUNTHER's recent performances may not reflect the unstoppable Ring General he once was, Graves asserted that he harbors no concerns about the champion's prospects.
Graves offered deep respect for Drew McIntyre, recognizing his pivotal role as a steadfast champion during the challenges of the pandemic era. However, he pointed out that Drew has not been actively competing since WrestleMania, while GUNTHER has consistently been in the ring, sharpening his skills and staying at the top of his game.
GUNTHER's Endurance Dominates
The seasoned wrestling commentator underlined the stark contrast in their preparation leading up to SummerSlam. While Drew took time off to heal and recuperate, GUNTHER has remained a constant presence on "Raw," engaging in grueling 15 to 20-minute matches, displaying his tenacity and unmatched dedication.
Graves firmly believes that GUNTHER's consistent in-ring performances will serve as a crucial advantage, setting him apart from McIntyre's occasional appearances. Addressing the potential narrative of Drew seeking redemption after his WrestleMania setback, Graves expressed admiration for such an enticing storyline.
However, he made it clear that GUNTHER's current form is undeniably extraordinary, making him a force to be reckoned with. Their lack of previous singles encounters adds an extra layer of intrigue to their clash at SummerSlam, promising an electrifying spectacle.
At this moment, GUNTHER stands just a month away from etching his name in history as the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time. His remarkable title reign has showcased his dominance and versatility as a competitor.
As the WWE Universe eagerly awaits the momentous SummerSlam encounter, the question remains: Will Drew McIntyre be able to reclaim glory, or will GUNTHER's unstoppable momentum continue to prevail? Only time will reveal the answer as fans brace themselves for an unforgettable championship showdown at SummerSlam 2023.