WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther was recently interviewed by Contralona, where he discussed a number of topics. Among them were his current championship run, Drew McIntyre, who he thinks is the next European star in wrestling and more.
Below are some questions along with Gunther’s answers:
Contralona: How does he feel carrying the Intercontinental Championship legacy?
GUNTHER: “It is very important obviously. I take great pride in doing it. It might be to the title legacy but also building my own legacy. It’s been a big responsibility so far but also a great experience, I am really enjoying it and I put all my effort into that, all the energy that I have. So far, like I said It’s been a great ride, let’s see how far we can go with it”.
C: Does Drew McIntyre deserve an opportunity for the Intercontinental Championship?
G: “I guess the direction we are heading in is quite obvious. On Raw there’s a face to face announced so we’ll see what happens there and how we go one from there. Does Drew deserves a shot? Yes, I think so because his track record of his career is very impressive, I have to say that, he was the top guy of the company, he beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, but is a sad detail that it happens in front of nobody because of COVID and I think Drew is re-chasing that moment a little bit that he feels like he missed out back then and I guess he wants to achieve that on my expense, that my guess where his motivation comes from in this moment. Also, the fact that I raised the level of the Intercontinental Championship to a degree where somebody like Drew McIntyre says: ‘Ok, that’s something for me to go after, that’s worth my energy, that’s worth my attention’.
“As a wrestler I think he deserves it, as a person I don’t think he is focused on the important things, for me it feels more like his mission is more emotion driven and out of personal feeling that things that happened in his career should have been on different ways, if that makes any sense.”
C: Who is the next European wrestler that deserves the gold?
G: “Besides from me!? At the moment I think the European continent has done it fresher when it come to producing really good wrestlers. Right now obviously ‘Kaiser’ is doing pretty well in the last months, I really think he found the way to stand out even, I would say, without getting the big big chances so really go out there and got a lot of time and show what he can do. He is capable ofa lot and a very charismatic guy, even with the limited amount of time that he has he found the way to stand out and I think he would really deserve a chance to get more time and more matches”.
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