It wouldn’t be much longer. WWE has been around for decades and as a result, there are certain names and numbers that are remembered throughout its history. Some names are fondly remembered because of something they did and it might not seem possible that it could ever be surpassed. One such record could be in serious jeopardy though and WWE seems to know it.
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On June 10, 2022, Gunther defeated Ricochet to win the Intercontinental Title and has held it for nearly a year since. According to WRKD Wrestling on Twitter, WWE has considered having Gunther break the Honky Tonk Man’s all time record for longest Intercontinental Title reign of all time. The current record is 454 days, which Gunther would surpass on September 6. This is NOT guaranteed however and is only being discussed.
Roman Reigns isn’t the only superstar inching closer to history.
We’ve learned that there are internal talks for Gunther to pass Honky Tonk Man’s all time historic Intercontinental championship reign.
He’d officially break the record on September 6th. pic.twitter.com/noRwwBtRhT
— WRKD Wrestling (@WRKDWrestling) June 3, 2023
That is a big number. Check out the current champion, the record champion and a history of the title:
Opinion: At this point, it would almost feel like a huge disappointment if Gunther did not break the record. He’s only about three months away from the record and it would be a big deal if he actually got there. The record has stood for almost thirty five years and while Honky Tonk Man was great, it’s ok to let him lose the record already. Gunther has a huge future ahead of him, and giving him that record could be a huge feather in his cap.
What do you think of the idea? Will Gunther break the record? Let us know in the comments below.
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