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. On this week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Sheamus squared off against GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship, in a rematch from that instant classic battle from Clash At The Castle.
The match ended in controversial fashion when Sheamus locked in a Cloverleaf on GUNTHER. However, Gunther tapped on the mat twice and this led to fans believing Sheamus won. The end came after GUNTHER struck Sheamus with a shillelagh he received from Imperium stablemate Ludwig Kaiser. Gunther took to Twitter and claimed that he did not tap out.
We will have to wait and see whether Sheamus will get another shot at GUNTHER’s title, as it is unlikely their feud is over just yet.