• Top SmackDown Star Wants To Wrestle John Cena
Current WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther (fka WALTER) was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated, where he revealed that he wants to wrestle WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Legend John Cena one day.
Here’s what the Austrian heavyweight said:
“I am going to give this title the prestige it needs and make it the greatest prize in wrestling. I would like to wrestle John Cena and anyone else who is considered elite. I didn’t come here to be mediocre. I came here to be in the ring with the best.”
During a previous interview he had on the ‘Out Of Character’ podcast about a week earlier, the former leader of Imperium spoke about his time on NXT UK and how he eventually outgrew that brand, after holding the NXT United Kingdom Championship for a record length of 870 days.
Here’s what Gunther had to say:
“I think I’m one of those people who really kind of profited from the pandemic. I had my rivalry with Ilja going on in NXT UK, and I think that was one of those matches that really got good exposure.
During the COVID time was my title match with Ilja, and I think we really benefitted from the empty arena, that there was no crowd noise or anything like that.
We both had a very intense style and stuff like that, and that match really stood out, and yeah, it put us in a position where a lot of eyes were on us and stuff like that.
So I think I profited a lot from that time, and it also gave me a chance to take it little bit easy for a little bit, in terms of schedule and stuff like that. But when it picked up a little bit again, we always had training camps at NXT UK up to the tapings and stuff.
So we were a good amount of time busy and active actually in the ring over the year. But I feel like I did my bid in NXT UK during the pandemic and gave my best to keep it going, keep it interesting during the time. I outgrew it a little bit, and I felt like it was time to move on.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 5, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. The Rockers vs. Boris Zhukov & Sandy Beach
2. Hercules vs. Chris Duffy
3. The Twin Towers vs. Mike Williams & Terry Daniels
4. The Red Rooster vs. Brian Johnson
5. The Ultimate Warrior vs. Barry Horowitz
6. The Honky Tonk Man vs. Tony Durante