Gunther moves closer to IC title record, now in third place on longest-reign list

Jul 30, 2023 - by Colin Vassallo

WWE Intercontinental champion Gunther is now in third place on the longest Intercontinental champion of all time list after he surpassed Macho Man Randy Savage’s reign of 413 days.

Now at 414 days, Gunther’s next target is Pedro Morales who is at 424 days but to reach that, the Austrian Superstar needs to overcome Drew McIntyre next Saturday at SummerSlam.

If Gunther successfully beats the Scotsman, he then has Honky Tonk Man’s record of 453 days next, a record that has been standing since 1988. September 7 is the day that Gunther has to look forward to to reach Honky Tonk Man.

Gunther won the Intercontinental title from Ricochet on June 10, 2022 during an episode of Smackdown from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

3 Responses

  1. Sonia says:

    The Honkey Tonk Man Greatest Intercontinental champion of all time! Thanks for the no show Butch Reed!

  2. Mike T says:

    I wish that record would stay in the golden era of the WWF. The mid to late 80’s had the biggest names of any era in any promotion. Honky Tonk Man wasn’t the most imposing figure but retained it against a real who’s who of wrestling at that time. And it’s even more of an impressive feat when you consider there was only one other title during the peak of Hulkamania. Besides, Gunther is already the longest reigning UK champion

  3. Rabid Rooney says:

    Gunther would need to retain the title for the 2023’s Payback PPV (September 2nd 2023) as well (as if he is still the champion for the next week’s SmackDown [September 8th] after that PPV then Gunther would have broken the record) if he is to beat the Honky Tonk Man’s record.

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