Cody Rhodes Speaks On His Desire To Wrestle GUNTHER In Europe
Cody Rhodes wants to face off against Gunther in Europe after ending the Intercontinental Champion’s WrestleMania dreams.
The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes made a sensational return from injury by winning the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble and is now gearing up to battle Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship.
But after eliminating runner up Gunther, Cody Rhodes wants to revisit their battle and face off again but this time in Europe where he expects fans to be divided in their support. This is what Cody Rhodes said on the WWE After The Bell podcast.
“I don’t know Gunther on a personal level, I’ve made fun of the name in the past, and maybe there was a little bad blood perhaps because of that, but I can say this. That [facing Gunther] looks like something I could see myself revisiting.
“I could see that happening again, in terms of a one-on-one encounter with the current Intercontinental Champion, who I believe just broke my record, not to mention he broke the Royal Rumble record, he broke my record for days with the Intercontinental Championship. That’s the kind of next-level elite athlete that I would love to wrestle anywhere in the United States, but specifically, I would love to wrestle him in Europe.”
“In Europe, it’s an away game for me, it’s hostile, and I’d be all about that. I think there might be part of him that thinks, ‘I’ve gone an hour and I was able to hold it with you in there,’ and I want him to know that I had his number as much as he had mine. Right now, I can’t say enough superlative items about the current Intercontinental Champion. His future is massive, his present is also massive. We’re living it. I could use a few weeks before I’m living it again.
“Certainly, I look forward to another one-on-one encounter and I’d love to wrestle him in Europe to see what that feels like.”
Gunther set a new record for longest time spent in the Men’s traditional 30-man Rumble. The number one entrant put on an incredible performance, surviving for one hour and eleven minutes.
With Money In The Bank taking place in London this summer, UK fans will be excited by the prospect of seeing the two finalists battling each other again, this time with the potential of either man walking into the premium live event as a Champion.
Last year, Gunther and Sheamus competed at Clash At The Castle in what many fans called the match of the year, whilst Cody Rhodes could lay claim that his Hell In A Cell win over Seth Rollins topped the year after competing with a shockingly visible torn pectoral injury.
H/t to Fightful