Gunther on The Ultimate Warrior: “not an athlete, not a professional wrestler”

Nov 15, 2023 - by James Walsh

Photo Credit: WWE

During an appearance on WWE’s The Bump WWE Intercontinental champion Gunther commented on wrestlers that held the title in the past and Ultimate Warrior’s name was brought up. Here is what Gunther had to say about Warrior…

“Those are the real dark ages. He’s a showman. He’s not an athlete, not a professional wrestler, he’s a showman. Now, everybody knows why I have to be the one to keep this title for the longest time in history to wash its reputation clean and set it to a new standard.”

Warrior ended The Honky Tonk Man’s reign as champion at the first WWE Summerslam PPV in 1988.

(quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)

3 Responses

  1. CM Chippunk says:

    Well, Warrior was both an athlete and a pro wrestler. Maybe he wasn’t a very good wrestler, or he didn’t possess the same kind of athletic qualities today’s wrestlers do, but those are different statements. Not a really intelligent statement by the champ. 🤦‍♂️

  2. Adrainn Wallace says:

    Umm gunther your not even wrestler or athete your a sports entertainer

  3. Pisto75666 says:

    You know someone’s a great heel when people can’t even tell you’re speaking in character. Great champion and great wrestler (not to mention 100% correct about the Ultimate Warrior)

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