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 lost a ton of weight and now it appears he explained how he achieved his unbelievable weight loss.

The Ring General won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in June 2022 and has since defended it several times already. With each win, Gunther’s stock continues to rise and he becomes more and more dominating.

While speaking with Metro, Gunther talked about his incredible weight loss and how he managed to achieve it. He also credited Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci for helping him in a big way.

“Everybody knows how I looked before, so everybody knows I really liked to eat before that! I had to make a cut to that. To limit food intake is a little bit tricky. I love to cook and I like food, but at the end of the day, I’ve got to give credit to [Ludwig] Kaiser and [Giovanni Vinci], because they’ve been in incredible shape already. I just jumped on board with them and they kicked my butt to pull through even when it’s difficult [he smiled]. Like I said, it always comes back to the support system and that’s from many areas in your life.


To be fair, I’ve never had to sell it to anyone because when I signed with WWE, they just took me how I was. Since then it hasn’t really changed. Of course the name has changed and I’ve dropped a few pounds, but besides from that, what I do in the ring or how I talk or anything, I feel like that has stayed pretty much the same!”

Drew McIntyre made his return during the Money In The Bank Premium Live Event and confronted Gunther before laying him out. We’ll have to wait and see how WWE will book their feud in the coming weeks.

What’s your view on Gunther’s incredible body transformation? Is he one of your favorite WWE Superstars now? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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