Gunther arrived on SmackDown in April alongside Lugwig Kaiser and shortly made an enormous impression on the principle roster.
On June 10th episode of the blue model the 34-year-old defeated Ricochet to turn into the Intercontinental Champion, the primary Austrian to ever maintain well-known title.
Now the Ring Basic is the holder of considered one of WWE’s most prestigious titles, it’s opened-up a line of thrilling doable matches for the person formally often known as Walter. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, he admitted he desires to make the IC title necessary once more AND do it by wresting John Cena.
I’m going to offer this title the status it wants and make it the best prize in wrestling. I want to wrestle John Cena and anybody else who is taken into account elite. I didn’t come right here to be mediocre. I got here right here to be within the ring with the most effective.
Earlier than he can get his arms on John Cena, Gunther’s subsequent opponent seems set to be Shinsuke Nakamura, and the pair have been wildly anticipated to fulfill at this previous weekend’s SummerSlam. Nevertheless, the match is but to happen, though it might be an possibility for Conflict on the Citadel – given Gunther’s massive European repute.
The Intercontinental Title has struggled to be showcase in latest months and hasn’t been defended on a WWE premium stay occasion since WrestleMania 37 in 2021.
Gunther is not any stranger to creating titles the centrepiece of his act, having held the NXT UK championship for an unbelievable 870 days earlier than dropping it to Ilja Dragunov in 2021.