Gunther Open To Move Away From The Main Roster


Despite only being part of WWE’s main roster for five months, Gunther has suggested that he could be willing to wrestle elsewhere for the company in the future.

After moving to Friday Night SmackDown on April 8th Gunther quickly established himself as one the most formidable stars on the blue brand.

Fast forward five months and the Austrian giant stands as the Intercontinental Champion and is yet to taste defeat on the main roster. However, Gunther’s WWE journey started back in early 2019 when he joined NXT UK. The star quickly won the United Kingdom Championship and reigned over the brand for a stunning 870 days.

It was recently announced that NXT UK would be coming to an end as the brand said a final farewell at NXT Worlds Collide on September 4th. When the announcement was made it was also confirmed that NXT Europe will be launching in its place in 2023.

Speaking in a new interview with Cultaholic, the Ring General said that he would be open to a move to NXT Europe, commenting that it has good potential.

“I think it’s still so fresh that there aren’t really concrete plans or anything. But I’m definitely up to being involved somehow. I think it’d a great progression from NXT UK. I think there’s a lot of potential in NXT Europe so I hope we can do our part in that,”

Continuing on, Gunther reflected on his fond memories of working on NXT UK.

“I think it was a great time because obviously myself and back then Fabian Aichner, we started in NXT and then we had the chance to go over there, and that was also when we got back together with WALTER and Imperium happened and all that. So it was a very important stage of our career. Lots of great memories from that time. But now it’s time to move on, now it’s a different part of our career, now we make the very best out of that,”

At WWE Clash At The Castle Gunther made the most recent defence of his Intercontinental Championship where he defeated Sheamus in a stunningly hard-hitting contest. The event also saw the star and Ludwig Kaiser reunited with the former Fabien Aichner, now known as Giovanni Vinci as Imperium.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.