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.
After Giovanni Vinci made his way to the main roster during WWE Clash At The Castle, Imperium officially reformed. The faction continues to hone their craft and gain fanfare.
While speaking on ‘The Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette stated that he believes Imperium is being wasted in modern-day pro wrestling.
“As I was watching these guys stand in the ring, the way they talk, the expressions, and Gunther’s just amazing. I’m thinking if Bill Watts had these guys or Eddie Graham had these guys, they would be communist officers or Nazi soldiers, they would need police protection in and out of the arenas everywhere they went, and they would have snipers staking out the interstate waiting for them to drive out of town.
During the WWE Extreme Rules Premium Live Event, The Brawling Brutes battled Imperium in a Donnybrook match to start off the event. GUNTHER’s team lost in the end. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Imperium.