GUNTHER, the esteemed WWE Intercontinental Championship, has reached an extraordinary milestone, as he continues to dominate the championship scene. In February, he etched his name in the annals of wrestling history by surpassing the record for the longest Intercontinental Title reign of the 21st century.
With each passing day, the Austrian professional wrestler cements his legacy as one of the most dominant champions in recent memory. To commemorate his one-year reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Ring General took to social media, sharing a snapshot that exuded confidence and triumph.
“The Ring General” completes 365 days as IC Champ
While the photo may have been taken some time ago, it captured GUNTHER in an iconic moment, holding a stogie and savoring a well-deserved beverage. In the accompanying caption, he simply wrote, “365 [bottle with popping cork emoji].”
As GUNTHER’s reign surpasses the one-year mark, the WWE Universe eagerly anticipates what lies ahead for the Intercontinental Championship. With his Imperium comrades by his side, the leader of Imperium remains an indomitable force, poised to conquer any challenge that comes his way.
— GUNTHER (@Gunther_AUT) June 10, 2023
GUNTHER’s extraordinary journey began with his phenomenal performance in NXT UK, and it has only continued to flourish since his transition to the main roster. Moreover, as a bonafide star in WWE, the dominant force in WWE’s one-year reign at the Intercontinental Championship is a testament to his unwavering dedication and exceptional skills.
GUNTHER’s odyssey as the Intercontinental Champion commenced on the June 10, 2022, episode of SmackDown, emanating from the exuberant Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On that unforgettable night, he emerged victorious against Ricochet, commencing his first reign with the prestigious title.
Gunther’s WWE accolades
Since then, GUNTHER has fought a number of formidable foes, beating them in high-stakes televised contests by the likes of Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rey “The Biggest Little Man” Mysterio, and many others. Notably, he has also successfully defended his title in numerous non-televised live event encounters. GUNTHER’s impressive reign as champion is not without its share of challenges.
Currently embroiled in a heated feud with top RAW Superstars, including the talented Matt Riddle and the formidable Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, GUNTHER and his Imperium stablemates, Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci, are determined to establish their dominance. In a recent episode of RAW, one time NXT United Kingdom Champions howcased his prowess by defeating Owens in a non-title match.
The upcoming RAW will feature an enthralling clash, pitting GUNTHER and Kaiser against Owens and Zayn in another non-title encounter. Speculation is rife that GUNTHER will defend his Intercontinental Championship title against Riddle at the highly-anticipated WWE Money In the Bank event in London on July 1. Wrestling enthusiasts worldwide await his next chapter, as he looks ahead to defending his title against worthy adversaries and solidifying his status as a true legend in the realm of WWE.