Gunther shares his thoughts on Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
Gunther is in the midst of a dominant reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion. He has elevated the title, and he remains determined to build its legacy. During his reign, Roman Reigns has continued his run as WWE Undisputed Universal Champion, and Seth Rollins has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Gunther made it clear that he does not compare himself to either world champion. Instead, he focused on himself.
“I don’t compare myself to either one of them. Seth is in a very difficult situation. There have been many titles in the wrestling world that were brand new and then disappeared. A new title is like a start-up–only one in ten is going to succeed. It’s a very difficult spot to be a newly crowned champion of a new title, which means you’re the one to have to put in the work to establish it and add some prestige to it. I think he’s doing an excellent job. He’s one of the best we have. Roman is in a completely different category. He’s been champion for so long. Obviously, he’s not defending the title that often, but at this stage of the title run, he doesn’t need to. It should only happen a few times of the year, very special occasions. I’m in a completely different story establishing myself. That’s something the other two don’t need to do, and I’m working to enhance the legacy of the Intercontinental championship," Gunther said.
Gunther recently stated that he outgrew the WWE Intercontinental Championship. However, he is not in a rush to reach the next level. The powerhouse stated that he has been patient with each step of his career, and he will continue to do so.
“I’m in the right place at the right time. I have more responsibility, and I’m ready for it. Everything I ever achieved and everything I ever earned was a long process. Things that time to build, they’re going to last longer. I know there is more room to grow. People have asked for that, and some want to see it sooner than others. Patience is important, and I need to continue to be patient with my career. That’s worked out so far for me," Gunther said.
During the interview, Gunther stated that he was applying for his green card. Check out his comments here.
Gunther recently stated that Brock Lesnar is his end boss. Click here to see what he had to say.
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