Insights from D’Lo Brown on GUNTHER’s Chops and Matt Cardona’s desire to revamp WWE IC Title Design

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On a recent edition of the “MuscleManMalcolm” podcast, D’Lo Brown noted how he is unwilling to get chopped by reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:


On never wanting a chop from GUNTHER: “I don’t ever want him to chop me. I don’t want none of that smoke.”

On having been an Intercontinental Champion in WWE: “I’m just happy to be in that same category. If you go down the list of great Intercontinental Champions from The Honky Tonk Man and Pat Patterson to The Rock, Triple H, Stone Cold, Eddie Guerrero, I’m on that list. So, what more could you ask for?”

On another edition of the “MuscleManMalcolm” podcast, Matt Cardona stated that he wishes to change the design of the Intercontinental Championship if he returns to WWE.

Cardona also shared his thoughts on GUNTHER breaking the record for the longest Intercontinental Title reign.

Cardona’s own reign with the WWE Intercontinental Championship lasted just one day back in 2016. He said,

“I would say it’d be cool to be the shortest reign versus the longest reign. But I’m not the shortest reign. I think Dean Douglas might have that.”

He continued, “Man, imagine that story, coming back to win back my championship. Then I’d switch it back to the other title because this one sucks. It’s horrible. It looks horrible. It’s not cool. It’s not toyetic. I don’t like it.”

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The WWE Intercontinental Championship has always been a prestigious title in the world of professional wrestling. Over the years, it has been held by some of the industry’s biggest names, including The Rock, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Eddie Guerrero. Recently, two former champions, D’Lo Brown and Matt Cardona, shared their thoughts on the current champion, GUNTHER, and the design of the championship belt.

In a recent episode of the “MuscleManMalcolm” podcast, D’Lo Brown expressed his unwillingness to receive a chop from GUNTHER. Brown stated, “I don’t ever want him to chop me. I don’t want none of that smoke.” This comment highlights the physicality and intensity that comes with being in the ring with GUNTHER, who is known for his hard-hitting style.

Brown also reflected on his own time as Intercontinental Champion in WWE. He expressed his happiness at being included in the list of great Intercontinental Champions throughout history. From The Honky Tonk Man to Pat Patterson, The Rock, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Eddie Guerrero, Brown is proud to be among these legendary names.

On another episode of the “MuscleManMalcolm” podcast, Matt Cardona, who had a brief reign as Intercontinental Champion in 2016, shared his thoughts on GUNTHER’s record-breaking title reign. Cardona expressed his desire to change the design of the Intercontinental Championship if he were to return to WWE. He criticized the current design, calling it “horrible” and stating that it is not appealing to fans or collectors of wrestling memorabilia.

Cardona also mentioned that he would love to have the opportunity to have the shortest reign as Intercontinental Champion, contrasting with GUNTHER’s record-breaking reign. He humorously referenced Dean Douglas as potentially having the shortest reign in history. Cardona envisioned a storyline where he would come back to win back the championship and then switch it back to the previous design, which he believes is more visually appealing and marketable.

The comments from D’Lo Brown and Matt Cardona have sparked discussions among wrestling fans about the current state of the Intercontinental Championship. Some fans agree with Cardona’s critique of the design, while others appreciate the uniqueness of the current belt. The debate highlights the importance of the championship’s design in capturing the attention and interest of both fans and wrestlers.

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