In a stunning turn of events on Monday Night Raw in Greenville, South Carolina, WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER unveiled a seismic shift in the title chase. As the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history, surpassing even The Honky Tonk Man, GUNTHER has proven to be an indomitable force since capturing the title from Ricochet back in June 2022.
It's worth noting that his reign has persisted through tumultuous times in WWE, including Vince McMahon's retirement due to serious allegations, his surprising return, and a fleeting partnership with Endeavor. The episode was expected to feature an exclusive Miz TV segment with GUNTHER as the special guest.
However, things took an unexpected turn when Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci of Imperium made their way to the ring instead. After a heated exchange with The Miz, GUNTHER eventually revealed himself, declaring that everything The Miz, a two-time WWE Champion, has accomplished was "beneath him." The tension escalated quickly, culminating in The Miz taking a swing at Kaiser and Vinci, only to be laid out by GUNTHER.
Later, an irate Miz confronted Raw General Manager Adam Pearce, demanding a title shot at the Intercontinental Championship. However, Pearce explained that there were other deserving contenders.
New Challengers Emerge
Enter Bronson Reed, Ricochet, and Ivar—three superstars eager for their shot at the illustrious title.
Ricochet, still seething from his loss to Dominik Mysterio earlier in the night, and Ivar, who has recently turned heads with his commendable in-ring performance, were added to the fray by Pearce. The upshot? A high-stakes Fatal Four-Way match is set for the November 6th edition of Monday Night Raw, featuring The Miz, Ricochet, Ivar, and Bronson Reed.
The winner will earn a coveted opportunity to dethrone GUNTHER and potentially end his record-setting reign. With this match, WWE once again proves its commitment to delivering electrifying entertainment, high-caliber athleticism, and unpredictable twists that have become its hallmarks.
The stage is set for a titanic showdown, and the WWE Universe can't wait to see who emerges as the next challenger for the Intercontinental Championship.
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