• Original Plan For Gunther & Ludwig Kaiser On The WWE Main Roster
On last Friday’s episode of SmackDown, former NXT UK Champion Gunther (fka WALTER) made his official WWE main roster debut.
He was accompanied by Ludwig Kaiser (fka Marcel Barthel), who was also making his main roster debut.
Gunther kicked off his main roster career with a win over Joe Alonzo (local wrestler).
According to the Wrestling Observer, the original plan for these former Imperium (NXT stable) members was to be on different brands:
“It’s interesting that they are going with them as a tag team and not Gunther as a single, which surprises me greatly, especially because the original plan was separate brands.”
If you have followed Gunther over the years, you’d notice that he’s very lean right now and has lost a lot of weight.
Vince McMahon asked Gunther to lose weight and get slimmer before his SmackDown call-up.
You can check out his physical transformation below:
On a related note, here’s what Gunther used to look many years ago:
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• Old School WWWF Heavyweight Champion Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 85th birthday of Old School WWWF Legend Stan “The Man” Stasiak (Real name: George Stipich).
Stan Stasiak defeated Pedro Morales for the WWWF World Title on December 1, 1973 but lost it 9 days later to “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino.
He was the father of Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Shawn Stasiak.
“The Man” was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018 as part of their annual Legacy-Wing inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
April 13, 1937 – June 19, 1997