Gunther has turn into the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of the fashionable period. The present file for the longest title reign is held by The Honky Tonk Man, who was champion for 453 days. If The Ring Common crosses September 7, 2023, as champion, he’ll etch his identify in historical past because the longest-reigning IC Champion of all time. However will that occur?
John Cena returned to WWE on final week’s SmackDown and was additionally part of Payback. The previous world champion can be a everlasting fixture of the corporate’s programming over the subsequent few months. Followers have needed to see Cena and Gunther sq. off, and their feud may lastly start on Monday’s RAW.
Gunther is ready to defend the IC Championship towards Chad Gable on this week’s RAW. With Imperium continually interfering in his matches to assist him win, John Cena may assist Gable even the chances, resulting in The Ring Common dropping the gold. This potential consequence may additionally arrange a large match between the Austrian and Cena.
One other indication that The Cenation Chief may quickly kickstart a bitter rivalry with The Ring Common is that he’s set to face Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser of Imperium at Celebrity Spectacle. He’ll staff up with Seth Rollins to tackle the heel duo on September 8. The 36-year-old is already a high identify within the firm, and a feud with Cena may assist elevate him additional.
Gunther needed to face John Cena at WrestleMania 39
The reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion appeared on Steve Fall’s Ten Depend earlier than this 12 months’s WrestleMania. Addressing the hypothesis a few potential matchup towards John Cena at The Present of Reveals, The Ring Common stated he was open to the concept.
“John Cena is likely one of the legends. As a result of he’s not likely energetic in the meanwhile anymore, he simply pops up, however when he does, if the prospect is there for me, I’ll gladly take it. [Cena is] one among, if not the most well-liked babyface on this sport of all time. I believe I’d be an important counterpart to that. I’d like to do it,” stated Gunther.
Whereas the match didn’t happen this 12 months, it may occur at WrestleMania 40. John Cena additionally posted a photograph of Gunther on his Instagram deal with, resulting in hypothesis concerning the former WWE Champion presumably going through The Ring Common quickly.