Gunther has made history yet again in WWE.
As of this writing, Gunther has now hit 427 days as the WWE Intercontinental Champion. He is the second-longest reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history, having surpassed Pedro Morales, who held the championship for 424 days.
The current record is still held by WWE Hall of Famer Honky Tonk Man, who had a reign of 453 days. In order to pass Honky Tonk Man’s record, Gunther will need to hold the title up until September 8 to become the new longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion of all-time.
Gunther won the Intercontinental Championship back on the June 10, 2022 episode of WWE SmackDown, when he defeated Ricochet. Gunther’s last successful Championship defense was against Drew McIntryre at SummerSlam back on August 5.
Gunther’s next title defense will be against Chad Gable, who earned a championship match opportunity on last Monday’s Raw, when he defeated Ricochet, Tommasa Ciampa and Matt Riddle in a Fatal-Four Way.
Back on the July 31 episode of WWE Raw, Gable defeated Gunther in his five-minute challenge before the match was extended.