Gunther has been reigning as the Intercontinental Champion for quite a long time now. He has beaten many opponents during his tenure as world champion and the Celtic Warrior Sheamus is one of them.
In a recent interview with the Battleground Podcast, Gunther broke character to heap praise on the Brawling Brutes leader. He also opined that his matches with Sheamus had an authentic touch.
“He’s kind of desperate for it, isn’t he? …Personally, I think Sheamus is a fantastic opponent because I always like matches when it’s a little bit more scrappy. A litte bit almost clumsy, I would call it, if that makes sense. It makes it a little bit more authentic as well. And I think Sheamus brings a fantastic energy and the physicality that I bring as well and I think that we do really well together in the ring. The matches I had with him last year were one of the favorite ones in my career and I hope we get to do it again,” he said.
Gunther speaks on Stephanie McMahon’s WWE exit
Recent events involving McMahon’s comeback and takeover of the board have raised a lot of questions, including about the future of the company. Although there have been rumors flying around that WWE could be sold to the Saudi Arabia Public Interest Fund purchased, that has not been the same so far.
During a recent chat with The Dallas Morning News, Gunther was questioned about reports of WWE getting sold, but he was steadfast in his response:
“I mean, rumors are rumors. And at the end of the day, I’m not the CEO. I’m a wrestler. So, I focus on what I do in the ring and leave the business to those who do business.”
He was also asked about Stephanie McMahon resigning as Chairwoman and co-CEO of the company earlier this week, and he wished her all the best:
“To be fair, I only had very brief interactions with her. She’s always been very nice and very lovely. And yeah, I’m happy for her that she’s going to be able now to take time off and enjoy time with her family. And yeah, I think you should be happy for anyone who’s in a position to do that. All the best to her.”
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