Last month’s Royal Rumble saw Gunther enter the 30-man match as the 1st entrant and hold out till the end where he was finally eliminated by 30th entrant Cody Rhodes. In doing so, Gunther broke the record for the longest time spent in the Royal Rumble at 1 hour 11 minutes 25 seconds. The previous record holder was Rey Mysterio at the 2006 Royal Rumble where he lasted for 1 hour 2 minutes 12 seconds. Royal Rumble 2023 was chockful of exciting moments. There was also a moment that could possibly foreshadow a future feud.
During the 2023 Royal Rumble, a face-off occurred between the General Of The Ring and Brock Lesnar. It was short-lived as The Beast Incarnate was quickly eliminated by rival Bobby Lashley.
The reigning Intercontinental Champion has previously described The Beast Incarnate as his biggest challenge in the WWE. It seems it was a little too early for the dream showdown to take place.
Gunther recently appeared on the Rob Brown Show where he was asked about his short face off with the Beast Incarnate at the Royal Rumble. The IC champ sang praise for Lesnar believing that he could possibly be his end boss.
“Brock is a one in a millon guy, one in ten million. I always liked those guys that have stood out from the pack. I stopped watching wrestling for a while when I was a teenager and then I got back into it again when I started training. There was a time when Brock was young and he was wrestling Eddie (Guerrero) and Big Show and Kurt Angle, and the guy was fantastic. I always loved his matches and was very impressed with that and also with the recent years in WWE. I always thought it would a thing for wrestling and my style, that’s my end boss. I’ve been portrayed as the end boss in wrestling for a lot of guys, but I think Brock could be my end boss. I really hope the match goes down at some point.”
Only time will tell if WWE finally gives fans Brock Lesnar vs Gunther. It has to be a match that Triple H knows will draw money.
Although Gunther win the 2023 Royal Rumble match, and secure a spot at WrestleMania 39, things aren’t slowing down for General of the Ring. Gunther recently entered the top 10 list of the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champions in WWE history at 235 days. For more updates stay tuned to Ringside News.
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