Gunther Faces Surprise New Challenger For WWE Intercontinental Title
WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther is set to put his gold on the line after finding a new challenger on SmackDown.
Gunther won the Intercontinental Title back in June 2022 when he defeated Ricochet for the gold on SmackDown. Since then The Ring General has held onto his title with an iron fist and can now boast of having the longest Intercontinental Championship reign of the 21st century after overtaking Shelton Benjamin’s 2004/5 reign that lasted 244 days.
On the 10th of February edition of SmackDown, a Fatal Four-Way match took place to determine Gunther’s next challenger between Santos Escobar, Rey Mysterio, Madcap Moss, and Karrion Kross. In the end, an elbow drop from Madcap Moss onto former WWE Champion Mysterio was enough for him to pick up the win and the title shot. The bout between Moss and Gunther will take place on the 17th of February edition of SmackDown which will emanate from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Elsewhere on SmackDown, Ronda Rousey made her return to the brand for the first time since losing her SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair at the end of 2022. Rousey helped long-time friend Shayna Baszler attack Natalya with the two women possibly gunning for championship gold at WrestleMania 39.