They have a type. Wrestling is a lot of things, but ultimately it is a visual medium. Fans need to see something that catches their eyes to make them stick around, which is not the easiest thing to do. One thing that can help is to have stars look a certain way, and WWE certainly knows the kind of look they want to see. That has led to a change of pace to a new WWE star.
Gunther made his full time main roster debut this week on SmackDown. This comes after he moved to NXT earlier this year, where he seemed to have lost quite a bit of weight. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Gunther dropped weight because WWE wants slimmer wrestlers appearing on television. There is nothing to suggest that Gunther was ordered to drop the weight and he seemed to lose it on his own decision.
Opinion: Size or not, what matters the most is the fact that Gunther is on the main roster and getting the chance to showcase himself in front of so many more people. Gunther has looked ready for the main roster since the day he debuted in NXT UK so it is rather exciting to see him where he belongs. This could be a big deal for the future and Gunther’s debut this week seemed to continue that theme.
What do you think of Gunther? How will he do in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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