Gunther is in the middle of a fantastic run in WWE. The Ring General continues to dominate the competition and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Now it appears disclosed why he was hesitant in signing with WWE.

Rumors suggested that the former WALTER had no interest in signing with WWE, but ultimately inked a deal to be a part of NXT UK and made his debut back in January 2019. In four years since, he has now become one of the biggest Superstars in the company.

While speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling, Gunther disclosed why he was initially hesitant in signing with WWE. It ultimately had to do with his love for Japanese professional wrestling.

“To be honest, it was one of the reasons why he distanced myself from WWE for so long, why I hesitated when everybody from Europe got signed. When I started training and digging into wrestling, I always watched Japanese wrestling. All Japan and more sports-based stuff than the entertainment aspect. But over time, I think it’s a normal evolution.”


Gunther can match Honky Tonk Man’s long-standing record in September. Judging by how dominant he has been as the champion, it is all but confirmed that he will break the record. We’ll have to see how he will continue to be booked in the coming weeks.

What are your thoughts on what Gunther said? Are you glad he decided to sign with WWE? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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