There are plans for GUNTHER to break a 35 year old WWE record as the company continues his massive push towards the top.
Plans For GUNTHER To Break A 35-Year-Old WWE Record
In 1979, WWE introduced the Intercontinental Championship and it remains one of the few belts they have kept. There have been many to hold the title, with a few that are hard to forget.
The Honky Tonk Man held the gold for a record 454 days. That reign dates back to 1987/1988. Now, it seems like someone might finally topple that number.
According to WRKD Wrestling, which has broken a bunch of new stories, there are plans for GUNTHER to break a 35-year-old WWE record.
As of yesterday, GUNTHER has held the title for over a year. He won the belt on SmackDown, by defeating Ricochet.
For the record to be broken, GUNTHER would need to keep the Intercontinental Championship until September 6. Considering how the reign is going, that does seem very possible.
When it comes to losing, GUNTHER has only be pinned twice in WWE. Once to Ilja Dragunov as he dropped the NXT UK Championship, ending his 870 day reign ,and then to Bron Breaker in his final appearance for NXT.
We have seen a pattern lately of championships not switching hands so frequently, which is a nice change. Just look at Roman Reigns holding gold for over 1,000 days.
As for The Honky Tonk Man, WWE does bring him in like other talent. One of his few appearances for them came several years ago when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
So, if plans for GUNTHER to break a 35 year old WWE record are accurate, is it the right call?