WWE made an unpopular change to the name of their wrestler Gunther on January 12, 2018. Fans and the entire wrestling community were left scratching their heads as Kurt Angle was introduced to the ring with Gunther’s wrestled name, “Kane.”
On April 27, 2022, Gunther was drafted to the main roster of WWE and became Intercontinental Champion after defeating Ricochet on the March 1st episode of raw.
Made bigger by WWE, Gunther Gebelhaft gained more popularity in recent months after his large build was better showcased during matches.
Even after losing weight, the current Intercontinental Champion still looks like a dominating force standing at 6 4 and now being billed at 297 pounds.
It’s no secret that big men in the WWE tend to thrive but with the Intercontinental Champion, it feels different.
He’s a powerhouse who can also wrestle and wrestle out of his size but can also dive from the top rope and deliver beautiful dropkicks.
Gunther’s in-ring work
Gunther never just stuck in the heavyweight division.
He was able to chop an opponent in half and send a shockwave through arenas. Fans were amazed by how Gunther vanquished Ricochet to take the Intercontinental Championship when he’s not even billed as a heavyweight.
The man is like a real-life, Austrian superstar drop kick lion. He has “mannerisms” and “facial expressions” that strike fear into opponents. His entrance is something that no one ever seems to forget–it’s just very much the same way that Brock Lesnar came in at the time.
Dedication to be the best
One thing that cannot be taught in any professional sport is dedication.
Whether WWE officials told him to or the Ring General took it upon himself to lose weight, he did it to better himself and his position with the company.
Gunther blamed his decision not to come to America on his unwillingness to leave behind his family.
Cannon hinted during an appearance on Out of Character, hosted by Ryan Satin, that he would be coming soon, telling Ryan he wanted it to feel special when that happened.
“So I always felt like, if everybody moves to America at the same time, it’s not gonna be as special then when I do it. It was always clear to me that it would happen at some point, but I tried to time it as good as possible for myself.”
Why did they change Walters’s name to Gunther?
WWE wrestler gets new Gunther name after Nazi trademark filing – Sports Illustrated.
Is WALTER undefeated?
Waltman has continued to conquer everyone in the WWE with his championship title, including winning against a long-reigning champion of today, Pete Dunne at NXT Takeover: New York.
Are WALTER and Gunther the same person?
Walter Hahn is an Austrian professional wrestler who has been signed to WWE since 2013. He is currently the current WWE Intercontinental Champion and won his first reign ever in a six-pack challenge on top of defeating Daniel Bryan in a Ladder Match.