Gunther had an amazing run in NXT UK as he became the longest-reigning champion in modern WWE by holding the NXT UK Title for a record 870 days. He dropped the title to Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver 36. 

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.

Gunther also won the Intercontinental Championship back in June. After this week’s WWE Smackdown went off the air, Gunther put his title on the line against two-time Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

They had a solid encounter, but Gunther would end up winning when all was said and done. Nakamura then hit a Kinshasa after the match to send the fans home happy.


WWE recently announced that Gunther’s Imperium faction will battle the Brawling Brutes in a Donnybrook match at Extreme Rules on October 8. We’ll have to see how the match will turn out to be.

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