WWE Champion Enters The Title Reign Record Books

2 months ago by Dave Adamson

WWE Champion Enters The Title Reign Record Books WWE

A WWE Champion has entered the title reign record books, securing a space in the top 10 longest reigns in company history.

PW Insider Elite (subscription required) confirms that, as of January 31, Gunther has been the Intercontinental Champion for 235 days.

This reign sees him enter the top 10 longest reigns, eclipsing Pat Patterson reign as Intercontinental Champion and that of Cody Rhodes.

Patterson was the inaugural Intercontinental Champion, holding the championship from September 1 1979 for a recognized 232 days.

Rhodes held the Intercontinental Championship for 233 days from August 9 2011.

Per the PW Insider Elite report, the next stepping stone for Gunther will be the reign of Shelton Benjamin who held the championship from 2004 for 244 days.

He would then have his sights set on The Rock’s record of 264 days.

Gunther recently competed in the WWE Royal Rumble, eliminating WWE Hall of Famer Booker T in just 42 seconds.

Booker T recently spoke on the elimination following criticism that “Booker got jobbed out”.

There have been past reports that Gunter and Brock Lesnar may be pencilled in for WrestleMania 39 in April 2023.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has stated that the plans are “far from finalized.”

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