William Regal: 'Gunther Is The Perfect Heavyweight Lion'

William Regal says Gunther is perfect at everything he does.

Gunther, formerly known as WALTER, reigned over NXT UK for several years before coming to the United States on a permanent basis. Unfortunately, but the time he arrived in NXT permanently, William Regal was already off of television.

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Now, William Regal is reacting to Gunther’s WWE success, saying that he perfectly understands his role in WWE.

“He knows what he is and he sticks to what he does best,” William Regal said on the latest episode of his podcast, Gentleman Villain. “He doesn't expose anything that he doesn't know. He knows exactly what to do that's got him to where he got to. He had a long time to figure it out.”

William Regal explains learning from one of his mentors, Terry Rudge, that all professional wrestlers can be separated into groups of big cats.

“I remember him having a tryout and he hadn't figured himself out at the time. once he figured it out — WALTER, now Gunther, he is the perfect heavyweight lion. A person that was a huge influence on my wrestling style, and in helping me, was my favorite wrestler to wrestle. I mentioned his name on there before called Terry Rudge. Terry Rudge taught me in my early 20s a lot of things about the way I wrestled and the way he thought — he had ideas about how wrestling should be,” said Regal. “Terry taught me that all wrestlers should wrestle like a big cat. Lightweights should be like a cheetah, middleweights should be like a puma, and light heavyweights should be like a tiger or a panther. Heavyweights should wrestle like either a lion, a tiger, or a cross between the two. If you think of the way a wrestler moves, the way he attacks, and the way — if you're a good wrestler, it makes perfect sense."

William Regal says that Gunther has perfected this mindset and he makes for the perfect lion.

“Well Gunther, as you say, has perfected being a perfect lion. He knows exactly how to be a lion… If you just think about the way a lion is, It'll just stalk, prowl up and down, will swat if it has to, and when it has to sprint, it spreads and it kills, and if you look at him like that, you know, he’s figured out his perfect role. How to be a perfect lion. That's what a really good heavyweight should be,” Regal concluded.

Gunther is now the WWE Intercontinental Champion and recently, Fightful Select reported that he was impressing top names behind the scenes. Learn more here.

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