Coming into this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Charlotte, North Carolina, GUNTHER was just days short of breaking the record for the longest Intercontinental championship reign in history. Honky Tonk Man set the high mark back in 1988, holding the title for 453 consecutive days. GUNTHER would break that on Sept. 7.
Provided he could defeat Chad Gable in what would be his final title defense before crossing the threshold.
Sure enough, he did it.
The two threw down in the main event of the show, and, to the surprise of no one, they put on one hell of a match. Gable got a few super intense near falls, and one Ankle Lock that surely looked like the end, but GUNTHER always managed to fight his way out.
In the end, Gable couldn’t withstand the offensive onslaught of the champion. He won after a monster powerbomb and lariat. Gable’s family was shown in tears sitting ringside.
That’s just the way it goes sometimes.
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GUNTHER Breaks Record for Longest Intercontinental Championship Reign
September 7, 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina – In a historic moment on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, GUNTHER has broken the record for the longest Intercontinental championship reign in history. The previous record was set by Honky Tonk Man in 1988, who held the title for 453 consecutive days.
GUNTHER’s journey towards breaking the record came down to his final title defense against Chad Gable. The main event of the show was a highly anticipated match, and both competitors delivered a memorable performance. Gable pushed GUNTHER to his limits with intense near falls and an Ankle Lock