Gunther (fka WALTER) is soon going to break The Honky Tonk Man’s record for the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.
During a recent interview with ‘Metro UK’, the Austrian Heavyweight was asked about a potential segment on WWE television with The Honky Tonk Man.
Here’s what Gunther answered:
“No, I don’t think so. I think he had his time, he’s still got the record, it’s not broken, we will see what happens.
I think I operate on a different level than him when it comes to what we do in the ring.
I think my presentation’s very different, and also how I carry myself.
I think it would just not be a good fit. I don’t think anybody would benefit from that.”
The Honky Tonk Man wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from July 1986 until January 1991 and later returned from 1996 to 1998, 2001 & 2008.
He managed to hold the WWF Intercontinental Championship for 454 days from June 2nd 1987 (the match aired on the June 13th episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling) until the very first SummerSlam pay-per-view on August 29th 1988, which makes him the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in history, a record that still stands today.
Gunther defeated Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam to retain the Intercontinental Title.
His next challenger for the Title is going to be Chad Gable, who became the new #1 contender on RAW.
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