WALTER had been a dominant force in WWE ever since he made his debut back in January 2019. The former NXT UK Champion is also the longest-reigning champion in modern WWE. Many WWE Superstars want a piece of him as well.

Back in January, many fans were concerned after it was revealed WWE copyrighted the name Gunther Stark, as it was related to someone who actually served on one of Hitler’s U-Boats.

That is what happened as WALTER’s name was changed to Gunther. Since then, he has seen some success as the Intercontinental Champion on the main roster. While speaking to Alex McCarthy, Gunther made it clear he doesn’t want to go back to his old name.

“No, not really, to be honest [if the name change bothers him]. I think it felt like a step up in general, compared to who I was before, and I wouldn’t want to take that away. I think progress is always something positive and not negative, and I think it would be more negative to be like, go back to who I was before. I’ve put a lot of work into being a new person, an updated version of myself, so I wouldn’t want to take that away.”


Gunther also defended his Intercontinental Championship against Sheamus at WWE Clash At The Castle. We will have to wait and see what the company has planned for him next.

Are you a Gunther fan? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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