GUNTHER Becomes Longest-Reigning Intercontinental Champion Since Honky Tonk Man


GUNTHER has surpassed another milestone reign as the Intercontinental Champion. The leader of Imperium has held the championship for a total of 281 days, which exceeds the 280-day reign of Mr. Perfect from November 1990 to August 1991. He has now become the champion with the longest consecutive reign since the legendary 454-day reign of Honky Tonk Man that spanned most of 1987 & 1988.

As of now, GUNTHER has the fourth-longest single reign with the championship. He is only four days away from surpassing Greg Valentine’s 285-day reign in 1984 and 1985, with Randy Savage holding the second position with a reign of 414 days from February 1986 until his loss to Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III.


GUNTHER has restored the prominence and prestige of the title with incredible matches and a critically acclaimed feud with Sheamus. The title has not felt this important in several years, and his dominant run may be cited as a very important reason.

Having held the WWE/NXT United Kingdom Championship for a record 870 days, GUNTHER does know a little something about holding championships hostage for long periods of time.

However, following this week’s events, his title reign could be in serious jeopardy, as he is now scheduled to defend the Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre and Sheamus in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 39.

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