Former WWE Superstar Matt Cardona, formerly known as Zack Ryder, expressed his desire to bring back the old Intercontinental Championship design.
Cardona’s comments come in light of Gunther’s historic reign as the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion, surpassing the previous record held by the Honky Tonk Man with an impressive 454-day reign.
Cardona had a brief one-day IC title reign in 2016. When asked about Gunther‘s reign in an interview with MuscleManMalcolm, Cardona humorously mentioned his interest in being the shortest-reigning champion against the longest-reigning one. He even envisioned a captivating storyline where he would come back to reclaim his championship, only to switch it back to the classic design, criticising the current title’s aesthetics and lack of appeal.
Man, imagine that story, coming back to win back my championship. Then I’d switch it back to the other title because this one sucks. It’s horrible. It looks horrible. It’s not cool. It’s not toyetic. I don’t like it.
Cardona’s call for the return of the classic Intercontinental Championship design resonates with fans who appreciate the nostalgic elements of professional wrestling. The classic design holds a special place in the hearts of many wrestling fans, symbolising a rich history and iconic moments in the industry.
Does Matt Cardona Hold The Record For The Shortest Intercontinental Championship Reign?
Matt Cardona had a 24-hour reign as the Intercontinental Champion with the famous white strap version of the title. However, the record for the shortest reign goes to Dean Douglas who held the title for mere minutes in 1995. Douglas seized the vacated title from Shawn Michaels but promptly lost it to Razor Ramon.
H/t to Fightful.com