GUNTHER Becomes Longest-Reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion Since The Honky Tonk Man

GUNTHER makes history yet again as the WWE Intercontinental Champion.

At 281 days and counting, GUNTHER is now the longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion since 1988, when the reign of The Honky Tonk Man came to a close. Back in February, GUNTHER broke another milestone by becoming the longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion since the turn of the millennium over two decades ago.

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Even though The Honky Tonk Man still holds the record for the longest-running title reign with the WWE Intercontinental Championship at 454 days is champion, GUNTHER has surpassed the likes of Kurt Angle, Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect, Randy Orton, Edge, Chris Jericho, and more, becoming the longest reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion in over 30 years.

GUNTHER's reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion began when he defeated Ricochet for the championship on June 10, 2022. Since then, he has defeated the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and more to keep his title.

GUNTHER's first WrestleMania is on the horizon, and at WWE WrestleMania 39, he will defend his Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat Match against Drew McIntyre and Sheamus. Fans can learn more about that at this link.

GUNTHER made history in another way in 2023 when he became the new record holder for the longest time spent in a WWE Royal Rumble match. Learn more about that here.

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