Huge Update On WWE’s Plans For Gunther As Intercontinental Champion

Gunther with Imperium on WWE Raw

As Roman Reigns surpasses 1,000 days as WWE Universal Champion, a new report has shed light on WWE’s plans for Gunther’s dominant reign as Intercontinental Champion.

Gunther became Intercontinental Championship back on the 10th of June 2022 edition of SmackDown when he defeated Ricochet for the gold. As the Austrian star approaches one year of holding the gold, it seems that WWE could have even bigger plans for the title reign.

WRKD Wrestling has now reported that WWE is holding internal discussions about having Gunther overtake The Honky Tonk Man as the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time:

“Roman Reigns isn’t the only superstar inching closer to history. We’ve learned that there are internal talks for Gunther to pass Honky Tonk Man’s all time historic Intercontinental championship reign. He’d officially break the record on September 6th.”

Honky Tonk Man held the title for 454 days before losing the gold in just 31 seconds to The Ultimate Warrior at SummerSlam 1988. Gunther is still over 50 days away from moving into second place on the all-time longest reign list as Randy Savage also held the title for 414 days.

However, all of those title reigns pale in comparison to The Ring General’s dominant reign as WWE/NXT UK Champion which lasted a mammoth 870 days.