GUNTHER has held the WWE Intercontinental Title since the summer of 2022, making him the longest-reigning IC Champion in WWE history.
While speaking with Chris Van Vliet to promote the upcoming Survivor Series 2023 event in Chicago, GUNTHER discussed his memorable title defenses.
“I would say WrestleMania for sure, Sheamus and Drew. I was very happy with that, in general was a great day and weekend for me. My family was there and stuff like that. It was overall a really awesome experience. I would say Chad, Chad Gable, it felt good. I love an underdog scenario like the David and Goliath scenario. Who would be number three? Clash at the Castle is good. But I already mentioned Sheamus and he doesn’t deal too well with too much attention. So I can’t mention him again.
Well, I think Drew the thing is SummerSlam against Drew, I think it was a match I was really proud of as well. Because Drew is such an established guy in WWE. And if you look at his story, it’s very impressive. I think he was the young guy that got kicked, but he wasn’t like, I’ll let it be. He grit his teeth and worked himself up again. And then he worked himself up to the he was the champion. He beat Brock at WrestleMania. And even though nobody was there was still WrestleMania. He figured out a way to like really belong in that top picture of the company. It’s like they would see Drew McIntyre. Okay, that guy. People turn around when that guy enters a room, right? So yeah, so being in the ring with him and having that kind of match with him at SummerSlam. I really liked that. It was like it for me, it was a big test to have to match with Drew. And just to see if I can, yeah, just hang with him in there on that stage and have a matchup and magnitude.”
GUNTHER, the current WWE Intercontinental Champion, has been holding the title since the summer of 2022, making him the longest-reigning IC Champion in WWE history. In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet to promote the upcoming Survivor Series 2023 event in Chicago, GUNTHER discussed some of his memorable title defenses.
One of GUNTHER’s standout matches was at WrestleMania against Sheamus and Drew. GUNTHER expressed his happiness with the match, stating that it was a great day and weekend for him. Having his family present made the experience even more special. He also mentioned his love for underdog scenarios, comparing the match to the David and Goliath story.
Another notable opponent for GUNTHER was Chad Gable. GUNTHER mentioned that it felt good to face Gable, as he enjoys the challenge of facing an underdog. The clash between the two wrestlers provided an exciting matchup.
GUNTHER also spoke highly of his match against Drew at SummerSlam. He expressed his pride in being able to compete against someone as established as Drew, who has an impressive story in WWE. Drew’s journey from being a young guy who got kicked to becoming a champion and defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania was inspiring to GUNTHER. He saw the match as a big test to prove himself and see if he could hang with Drew on such a grand stage.
Overall, GUNTHER’s reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion has been marked by memorable title defenses against formidable opponents. His matches at WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Clash at the Castle have showcased his skills and ability to hold his own against some of the best in WWE. As the longest-reigning IC Champion in history, GUNTHER continues to make a name for himself in the wrestling world.