GUNTHER Doesn’t Rule Out Comedy Matches In His Future


GUNTHER thinks there’s a place for almost everything in wrestling.

GUNTHER might not be the first wrestler that comes to mind when it comes to comedy in wrestling and for good reason. The Ring General has made his name across the world and in WWE being exactly that, a serious competitor that commands the ring and more often than not, his opponents.

Speaking to Sam Roberts, GUNTHER was asked for his thoughts on the much-maligned comedy style of wrestling, something that is very different from the Intercontinental Champion’s own hard-hitting approach:

“It’s how you use the things you do. That’s the most important thing. I think a lot of wrestlers think about it too much as like, ‘I got to do this spectacular stuff, or this crazy maneuver to impress everybody,’ like a regular strike won’t get you that reaction or something like that. If you treat it like that from the beginning, and if you don’t present it in a way that it’s as important, it’s never going to be received.

“Think back, Santino Marella got a hand in a sock over. It was a deadly weapon back then. He just used it like that. So I think that goes with a lot of things in wrestling. If you look at Sami Zayn’s match with the Jackass crew, right? He just used whatever the Jackass crew had to offer. He just treated it as, ‘Okay, that’s their offense.'”

GUNTHER open to comedy in wrestling

As far as GUNTHER ever moving into the comedy sphere, it’s something he doesn’t rule out and says almost everything has a place in wrestling:

“I mean, we’ll see what the future brings. I had a few occasions where I did something in my career that was a little bit out of this serious competitive wrestling stuff, and it usually worked really well. If it’s done the right way, there’s a place in time for almost everything in wrestling.

“Look at DDT in Japan; that promotion is a good example. They have all that goofy stuff happening throughout the show. Then, to finish off the show is a super serious World Championship match, and everybody treats it [properly]. Because it’s just different styles and different forms of entertainment, really.”

GUNTHER might not be laughing when he goes one-on-one with Chad Gable on Raw in Quebec City as he continues his quest to become the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.

h/t Fightful