Gunther Sets Yet Another WWE Record

GUNTHER WWE Intercontinental Champion

Gunther stands as statistically the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.

At time of writing Gunther has held the Intercontinental Title for a total of 619 days making it the longest reign of all time. Furthermore, he has now surpassed Pedro Morales for the total number of days spent as champion. This means that the Austrian holds the record for the longest single reign, and longest combined days as champion, surpassing Morales who held the gold for 617 days across two reigns.

WWE lists Morales as holding the championship for 617 days, while other historians suggest he actually held it for 619 days.

Gunther won the title on the June 10th, 2022 episode of SmackDown where he defeated Ricochet, and has gone on to defend the title on 20 occasions.

Gunther Admits Dream Match Might Be Impossible

Ever since he moved to the main roster, Gunther has talked up a dream match with Brock Lesnar. Meanwhile, speculation around a potential match went into overdrive after a staredown between the pair at the 2023 Royal Rumble set social media on fire.

However, in January, Brock Lesnar was implicated in a lawsuit brought against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE. Former WWE employee Janel Grant alleged that McMahon had offered her sexual services to an unnamed former UFC Champion and WWE star — believed to be Lesnar — during contract negotiations between WWE and Lesnar.

“I always was vocal about my dream match in the past, but that fell through now. I don’t know if we’ll see Brock again if that’s ever going to happen, but I’m wide open when it comes to that as of now.”

Gunther is set to make the latest defence of his Intercontinental Title on the February 19th episode of Raw against Jey Uso.