The WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER has passed another legend as he continues his quest to become the longest-reigning IC Champ ever.
During 44-year history of the WWE Intercontinental Title, there are only four title reigns that have lasted 400 days or more. GUNTHER reached that mark in the middle of July and since then, he has passed two legends on the list of the longest Intercontinental Title reigns ever.
This title reign for GUNTHER started on the June 10th, 2022 edition of WWE Smackdown when he defeated Ricochet. Since then, GUNTHER has been a dominant champion that has beaten on all comers including his recent successful title defense over Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam last weekend.
Pedro Morales was the fifth Intercontinental Champion in WWE history with a reign that started in June 1981 and lasted an incredible 424 days. Currently, GUNTHER’s title reign is at 427 days.
Since GUNTHER has passed Morales, that means there is only Honky Tonk Man’s IC Title record at 454 days ahead of him. For GUNTHER to set the record as the longest Intercontinental Champion, he has to hold the title until September 8th.
On Twitter/X, GUNTHER posted a photo with his Imperium teammates Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci by his side as usual.
— GUNTHER (@Gunther_AUT) August 12, 2023
GUNTHER Knows Who His Next Title Challenger Will Be
This past Monday on Raw, WWE held a four-way match to determine who will be the next challenger for GUNTHER’s Intercontinental Title. It was a match between Chad Gable, Matt Riddle, Tommaso Ciampa and Ricochet with Gable getting the big win.
It was one of the biggest wins of Gable’s career as a singles wrestler in WWE. While WWE has yet to announce when the Intercontinental Title match between GUNTHER and Gable will take place, it could happen on an episode of Raw or perhaps at the Payback Premium Live Event on September 2nd.