A spoiler may have emerged on the winner of tonight’s WWE Raw match to decide the next challenger for Gunther’s WWE Intercontinental Title.
As announced on SmackDown, tonight’s May 15 episode of WWE Raw will play host to a battle royal to determine Gunther’s next opponent.
We don’t know how many people will be in it, nor do we know any specific names who’ll be in it, but we do have a little bit of a clue.
As we’ve covered on the site already, Johnny Gargano has been cleared to return from injury and worked a match at this past Saturday’s house show in Augusta, Georgia.
That match just so happened to be an Intercontinental Championship match against Gunther.
There are no guarantees and this is just speculation, but it’s possible that WWE ran that match at a house show to give Gunther and Gargano a chance to work together before doing so on TV, which could mean Gargano winning the battle royal tonight.
Again, that’s nothing more than an educated guess really at this point, but it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that has happened.
Tonight was advertised as being Gunther’s Raw “debut”, which isn’t true, but it will be the first time he’s on the show after being officially drafted to the Raw roster in the WWE Draft.
He’s been off TV for a couple of weeks as he was in Europe getting married to, then going on his honeymoon with, former NXT UK wrestler Jinny.
Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:
AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week
Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin
Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him
Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week
Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face
AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
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