Gunther used to be known as WALTER during his NXT UK days and had a history-making run as the NXT UK Champion. He lost the title to Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver 36, shocking fans in the process.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the whole world and that includes pro wrestling. As life began getting back to normal, different restrictions were lifted at different times, especially for wrestling promotions.

NXT UK got back crowds much later due to different restrictions in the UK. When the brand began airing new matches again in September 2020, it was filmed in the BT Sports Studio.

While speaking with Keith Whittier, Gunther talked about wrestling in empty arenas. Gunther stated that he believes he benefitted from empty arena shows.


“I enjoyed those events we had in empty arenas [in NXT UK]. Our shows happened in an empty building … For the style I have, a very physical style in the ring, I think I benefited from it a lot too. But to finally be back in an arena with an audience and have that feeling back is definitely the preferred choice.”

Gunther also wants storyline with Roman Reigns in the future. The former WALTER will defend his Intercontinental title against Sheamus at Clash At The Castle. We’ll have to see who will come out on top in the match.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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