Freddie Prinze Jr. recently opened up about a match that deeply moved him – the Intercontinental Championship clash between GUNTHER and Chad Gable on WWE Raw's September 4th edition. The match wasn't just another contest; it bore a personal weight, especially after cameras captured Gable's children's tearful reactions following their father's defeat.
On his show, "Wrestling with Freddie," Prinze Jr., a former WWE writer, recounted the emotional resonance of the bout, "Both GUNTHER and Gable delivered a performance that was simply stellar, rightfully headlining the evening.
But what tugged at my heartstrings was the shot of Gable's children, devastated by their father's loss. The raw emotion pouring out from his little girl was gut-wrenching." He further elaborated, "The moment was so potent, it's something WWE could smartly integrate if Gable is ever scripted to capture a singles title down the road."
Backstage Acclaim Evident
Praise wasn't limited to the audience alone.
Inside sources indicate that the match was also lauded by the WWE backstage crew. Both GUNTHER and Gable received a standing ovation for their epic showdown. Despite Gable's valiant effort, GUNTHER emerged victorious, solidifying his place in the annals of WWE history.
With this win, he now stands as the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion, toppling the 454-day record previously held by the iconic Honky Tonk Man. While GUNTHER's victory is noteworthy, the narrative between the two superstars is far from over.
Chad Gable's recent promo on "Raw" hints at unfinished business. He confidently declared his intentions, emphasizing that he pushed the Austrian juggernaut to his limits and would soon seize the title. As WWE fans anticipate the next chapter in this riveting saga, the emotional gravity of their previous bout, coupled with Freddie Prinze Jr.' s emotional commentary, underscores the power of storytelling in the world of professional wrestling.