Imperium is again.
At WWE Conflict At The Fortress, Gunther got here out for his Intercontinental Championship match towards Sheamus. When Ludwig Kaiser was introducing Gunther, he additionally talked about the Imperium faction earlier than introducing Giovanni Vinci, previously often called Fabian Aichner. That is Vinci’s first look on the principle roster.
This is the way it all went down courtesy of our live coverage:
Giovanni Vinci joined Ludwig Kaiser to introduce IMPERIUM earlier than introducing the Intercontinental Champion Gunther. Butch, Holland, Kaiser & Vinci brawled throughout the ringside space earlier than Butch hit a moonsault on everybody. The match started with Gunther hitting a chop on Sheamus, however the two then exchanged strikes earlier than Gunther hit an uppercut. The 2 continued to change strikes earlier than Gunther hit three chops on Sheamus adopted by a giant boot. Gunther went for a suplex, however Sheamus hit a suplex of his personal. Gunther positioned Gunther on the apron and tried the ten beats of the bell, however Gunther dropped off the apron. Exterior of the ring, Sheamus tossed Gunther into the steps. Again within the ring, Sheamus was on the apron, however Gunther caught him with a forearm strike. Gunther positioned Sheamus within the nook and hit two vicious chops on Sheamus. Sheamus climbed to the highest rope, however Gunther hit a nasty chop on Sheamus to ship him outdoors of the ring. Exterior of the ring, Guntherhit a physique slam on Sheamus onto the steps outdoors of the ring. Sheamus beat the countdown at 9, however Gunther greeted him again within the ring with a strike to the again. Gunther & Sheamus exchanged strikes & chops earlier than Gunther dropped Sheamus to the mat and hit one other vicious chop. Gunther hit two extra retailers, however Sheamus responded with open pal strikes. Gunther hit a chop and a kick to the face of Sheamus. Gunther laid within the vicious chops and strikes on Sheamus earlier than hitting a vicious massive boot on Sheamus. Gunther locked in a Boston Crab on Sheamus earlier than rapidly transitioning right into a bulldog choke, however Sheamus broke the maintain by getting Gunther’s fist right into a knuckle lock. Gunther broke the maintain and hit a vicious chop on Sheamus’ neck. Sheamus and Gunther exchanged strikes, however Gunther linked a wrist lock chop on Sheamus. Gunther hit a second wrist lock chop on Sheamus, however Sheamus stared daggers on Gunther. Sheamus intercepted a chop from Gunther earlier than laying in strikes on Gunther, however Gunther tossed him to the surface and hit a physique slam on Sheamus to the ringside ground. Gunther tossed Sheamus over the published desk, however Sheamus bounced Gunther’s face into the desk. Sheamus hit 5 beats of the bell on Gunther within the broadcast desk. Again within the ring, Sheamus hit a lariat on Sheamus earlier than hitting the ten Beats of the Bell on Gunther earlier than Gunther retreated to the surface of the ring. Sheamus hit 10 extra beats of the bell on Gunther on the barricade. Again within the ring, Sheamus climbed to the highest rope and hit a top-rope knee drop on Gunther. Sheamus went for a Fireman’s carry, however Gunther hit a forearm strike on Sheamus’ again. Gunther & Sheamus exchanged strikes earlier than Gunther hit a German Suplex and a chop on Sheamus, however Sheamus caught him with a Brogue Knee to the face. Gunther obtained Sheamus in a Sleeper Maintain, with Sheamus getting on one knee. Gunther went for a powerbomb however Sheamus turned it right into a White Noise for a close to fall. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick, however Gunther evaded and hit a Shotgun dropkick on Sheamus earlier than hitting a powerbomb for a close to fall. Gunther climbed to the highest rope, however Sheamus hit a chop on Gunther and linked a Razor’s Edge on Gunther for a close to fall. Sheamus went for a Brogue kick, however his again gave out and Gunther linked a powerbomb on Sheamus earlier than connecting a vicious, disgusting, and completely devastating lariat on Sheamus for the pinfall win & retain the Intercontinental Championship. Sheamus obtained a standing ovation from the gang after the match.
Winners: Gunther retains the Intercontinental Championship