WWE is making sure to keep the name of one AEW star out of the spotlight.
At Survivor Series, Gunther will make the latest defence of his Intercontinental Championship. The formidable Austrian is the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in history and has seen off a whole host of stars since winning the gold back in June 2022.
Standing opposite Gunther at Survivor Series will be The Miz — another man no stranger to the Intercontinental Title.
In fact, if Miz wins, he’ll tie the record for the most number of Intercontinental Title wins in history. Interestingly, the current record is held by AEW’s Chris Jericho with nine, not that you would know it by looking at WWE.com.
In the preview, there’s no mention of the record or Chris Jericho, instead, the article focuses on the combined number of days as champion. The Miz currently sits second on the all-time list, having held the gold for 592 days — the record is held by Pedro Morales who was the champion for a combined 617 days.
Gunther Never Planned To Join WWE
Despite becoming one of the company’s biggest stars, Gunther never imagined he’d join WWE. Speaking in a recent interview, the Monday Night Raw star admitted he was more interested in trying to land a spot with All Japan than WWE. Gunther explained that when he was making his name in Europe, the independent scene was far from what it is today.