GUNTHER continued his reign of dominance at WWE SummerSlam.
Drew McIntyre shocked WWE fans when he made his return to the company at Money In The Bank to confront GUNTHER. The two men had been part of a critically acclaimed Intercontinental Title match at WrestleMania 39 which included Sheamus and after that McIntyre’s WWE future had been in some doubt.
The Scottish star was believed to be in conflict with the company over terms of a new contract, specifically his creative direction, but his return has led many to believe that he will end up staying put.
The two hard-hitting stars brawled in typical fashion but a second powerbomb kept McIntyre down for the three-count and ensured GUNTHER can still write his name in the WWE history books before long.
Will GUNTHER become the longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion?
GUNTHER now has the second-longest reigning Intercontinental Championship reign in company history after overtaking Randy Savage’s 414-day reign that ended in an all-time classic match with Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat at WrestleMania 3.
Now that the Austrian star has retained his title against Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam he will have to hold it for a further 32 days to overtake The Honky Tonk Man for the longest reign in history.