GUNTHER had an awe-inspiring 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 is now a constant fixture on Friday Night Smackdown and fans love to see him. GUNTHER also lost a lot of weight over the past year and it seems that really helped him during the Royal Rumble match.

The Ring General won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in June 2022 and has since defended it seven times. His reign is already one is the best in the company’s history.

At the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event, GUNTHER had the performance of his career, as he lasted 71 minutes in the Men’s Royal Rumble match and even made it to the final two, before being eliminated by Cody Rhodes.

While speaking on After The Bell with Corey Graves, GUNTHER talked about his dramatic weight loss over the last year. GUNTHER revealed that his weight loss helped him during the Royal Rumble match.


“I always used to be, even when I was heaviest, I got to say, I never got an issue with stamina. I had really long matches before. But, I got to say, it is still a lot easier now than it used to be. Going into the Rumble, if you start at #1, you have, you know, you have to struggle through all of it if you want to make it. But, I like those situations, if that makes sense. Let’s call it a high-pressure situation.”

A huge match will also take place, which will determine GUNTHER’s WrestleMania 39 opponent. We will have to wait and see who will end up squaring off against GUNTHER at the Show of Shows.

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