Gunther’s impressive performance in NXT UK has left an indelible mark in the modern WWE era, as he broke records by holding the NXT UK Title for a staggering 870 days, making him the longest-reigning champion in history. That being said, it appears he has no intention of going back to his previous name of WALTER.

In January last year, many fans were concerned after it was revealed that WWE copyrighted the name Gunther Stark, as it was related to someone who actually served on one of Hitler’s U-Boats.

That is what happened as WALTER’S name was changed to Gunther. That being said, more than a year after his name change – Gunther has become one of the most well-booked Superstars in the company.

While speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Riju Dasgupta, the leader of Imperium was asked if he would ever return to WALTEr. Gunther made it clear he has absolutely no intention of that.


“No. I think the progression and how everything happened was very good for me and for my career. We’ll see what happens in the next years. There’s still some room in my career to fill. That’s [being called WALTER again] nothing I strive for at the moment.”

Gunther also hinted at Imperium losing member soon. With SummerSlam just around the corner, we’ll have to wait and see how WWE will continue to book his feud with Drew McIntyre.

What’s your opinion on what Gunther said? Do you believe Gunther is the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time already? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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