Gunther used to be known as WALTER during his NXT UK days and had a dominant run as the NXT UK Champion, holding the NXT UK Title for a record 870 days. He lost the title to Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver 36. He also locked down a trademark recently.

Gunther finally made his way to the US as part of the NXT roster as well. Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser made their main roster debut on Friday Night Smackdown earlier this year and have been staples of the blue brand since then.

On August 13th, Gunther filed to trademark “Ring General” for merchandise and entertainment purposes. Clearly, he is thinking long-term with this move.

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; Athletic shirts; Shirts and short-sleeved shirts; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts. FIRST USE: 20170000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20180000

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes. FIRST USE: 20170000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20180000

Gunther also wants a storyline with Roman Reigns in the future. Gunther also defended his Intercontinental title against Shinsuke Nakamura in a solid match on Smackdown last week. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Gunther.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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