Vince McMahon is no longer in charge of WWE after he suddenly left the company amid a multi-million dollar controversy. But weeks before he left, the former CEO and chairman reportedly wanted to bury one of WWE’s current champions, Gunther. In August, it was reported that McMahon had soured with “The Ring General” after his appearance on the July 4th issue of Monday night Raw. Despite being on the main roster since April, McMahon apparently wanted him to give the boat back to NXT.
“I know Vince McMahon just didn’t like what he saw on Raw and was over him, like he legitimately wanted to bury him, go back to NXT, that sort of thing,” WrestlingVoices Told GiveMeSport this week. The Austrian star is judged much more favorably by Paul Levesque, who booked him for a record-breaking 870-day reign as NXT UK Champion while in WWE’s development system.
“Gunther will be there for a long time to come. He has real potential as a heel, and he will be here for 10/12 years,” the insider noted in the new report. “He’s going to open some shows, he’s going to close some shows, but he’s going to be a solid match every night. That’s what Hunters see in him now. …Hunter likes him and he’s going to give him a chance People are starting to understand what he is and helped the Clash at the Castle deal with Sheamus.”
Gunther vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 39?
Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship reign has already overshadowed five months with successful defenses against Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus and Rey Mysterio. One of the rumors about WrestleMania is that Gunther is defending his title against a returning John Cena.
“Of course we could see it. I don’t know what’s going to happen and if it’s going to happen. Of course I’d love to. John Cena is one of the legends. Because he’s not really active at the moment anymore, he just pops up , but if he does, if the opportunity is there for me, I’ll gladly take it. One of if not the most popular baby face in this sport of all time. I think I have a great counterpart to that. I’d love to do it ,” Gunther told NBC Sports Boston in a recent interview.
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