WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H wants RAW Superstar Gunther to break a major title record!
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.
However, WRKD Wrestling reports that WWE has plans for the current Intercontinental Champion Gunther (fka WALTER) to break that record, which would happen in September 2023:
“Roman Reigns isn’t the only superstar inching closer to history.
We’ve learned that there are internal talks for Gunther to pass Honky Tonk Man’s all time historic Intercontinental Championship reign.
He’d officially break the record on September 6th.”
Gunther’s latest televised title defense was against Mustafa Ali at the Night Of Champions 2023 premium live event.
This past weekend, Gunther worked both Saturday & Sunday’s Live Events and defeated Matt Riddle, Shinsuke Nakamura & Damian Priest in Fatal 4-Way matches on both nights to retain his Title.
On RAW, Gunther is going to feud with Riddle next. The seeds for this feud were planted on last week’s show.
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