While speaking to Chris Van Vliet for a new interview, WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER discussed a wide range of topics, including his title defense against The Miz at this Saturday’s Survivor Series.
GUNTHER felt Miz was the embodiment of a WWE era he didn’t like watching.
“I don’t remember any specific in Miz’s career, I can promise you that. I forget the years, I don’t know, maybe it was 2010 to 2012 or something like that, I don’t know. There was a time when I came up as a wrestler that I didn’t bother watching WWE because it was really not my thing. I like Japanese wrestling, I loved some of the indie stuff and that’s where my focus was that I watched for personal entertainment, but also like the Japanese matches, how could I use it [myself]. The Miz, for me, was always the embodiment of that era when I didn’t like to watch WWE at all.”
GUNTHER continued, “So getting in the ring with him now is fantastic, especially in WWE, and it’s about the Intercontinental Championship and it’s basically the match of who is really the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. I’m really excited for the match, honestly, because when I joined the main roster, it was clear for me that I needed to make a statement. I’m not a guy out of that system, I’ve been in NXT UK, I’ve been a little bit in NXT,, but all of my development and character building and figuring myself out, all of that happened way before WWE, so I’m not the typical guy. Miz on the other hand, is a prime example of how good their development system is because he started with them and he’s one of the most decorated names they have. I feel like especially in the presentation of the company in the general media world, just a very few have done better than him. I wanted a challenge. It’s like okay, I need to, I’m still a little bit of a new guy here. I’m definitely still in WWE, I’m a little bit of an outsider if that makes sense, that’s at least how I feel when I watch it. I’m not the typical WWE wrestler, so I always wanted to be in the ring with the Miz because first of all, he has that background with the Intercontinental Championship, and secondly, that’s the great measuring stick for me because it’s the clash of two different worlds.”
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In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER opened up about various topics, including his upcoming title defense against The Miz at Survivor Series. GUNTHER expressed his thoughts on Miz and how he represents a WWE era that he didn’t enjoy watching.
GUNTHER admitted that he couldn’t recall any specific moments from Miz’s career. He mentioned that there was a period, possibly between 2010 and 2012, when he didn’t bother watching WWE because it wasn’t his cup of tea. Instead, GUNTHER preferred Japanese wrestling and indie promotions, which aligned more with his personal entertainment preferences. He found inspiration in Japanese matches and looked for ways to incorporate their style into his own wrestling.
For GUNTHER, The Miz symbolizes the era of WWE that he didn’t connect with. However, he expressed excitement about facing Miz in the ring for the Intercontinental Championship. GUNTHER sees this match as a battle to determine who truly deserves the title of the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.
Joining the main roster, GUNTHER felt the need to make a statement. He acknowledged that while he didn’t come directly from WWE’s development system, having spent time in NXT UK and NXT, his character development and self-discovery happened outside of the company. GUNTHER considers himself somewhat of an outsider in WWE, not fitting the mold of a typical WWE wrestler.
On the other hand, Miz exemplifies the success of WWE’s development system. Starting with WWE, Miz has become one of the most decorated names in the company. GUNTHER sees Miz’s accomplishments as a testament to the presentation of WWE in the general media world. He viewed facing Miz as a challenge and an opportunity to measure himself against someone with a strong background in the Intercontinental Championship.
GUNTHER believes that his clash with Miz represents the collision of two different worlds – his own unique journey and Miz’s success within WWE’s system. This match allows GUNTHER to prove himself and showcase his abilities as a wrestler.
In conclusion, GUNTHER’s interview with Chris Van Vliet shed light on his thoughts about The Miz and their upcoming match for the Intercontinental Championship. GUNTHER’s excitement and determination to make a statement in WWE are evident, as he looks forward to facing Miz and proving himself as a wrestler. Wrestling fans can stay updated with all the latest news on eWrestlingNews.com or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.