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Gunther On Alleged Nazi German Association With His WWE Character

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• Gunther On Alleged Nazi German Association With His WWE Character

On a recent episode of the Ringer’s Cheap Heat podcast, current WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther (fka WALTER) spoke of the alleged Nazi German association with his on-screen WWE character.

Here’s what the Ring General had to say:

“Obviously, like you mention it, that’s the history of the two countries. That’s something we can never change. We have to live with it. But obviously, that’s something that got thrown at us before and still gets thrown at us.

We don’t really acknowledge it because it’s so far away from what the truth is, and often, I also blame it on people, seeing the first, obvious thing and jumping on it.

It doesn’t represent the culture in our countries, either. Austria and Germany have made huge efforts to be hard on themselves when it comes to their history and keep themselves in check.

It’s something I think everyone from there, and when I talk with Ludwig Kaiser that’s one of the things we’re most proud about when it comes to our cultures.

There’s no nice talking about stuff like that, and people who try? They get run over right away. There’s no way to justify any of that. I think we shouldn’t mix up ideologies and stylistics if that makes sense. Everything we want to be is far away from that.”

WALTER joined WWE NXT UK in 2019 and ended up holding the NXT United Kingdom Championship for 870 days, thus making him by far the longest title holder in the (now defunct) championship’s legacy.

In January 2022, he was renamed Gunther and eventually debuted on the WWE main roster (SmackDown) in April, before winning the Intercontinental Championship in June 2022.

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