Top WWE Star Reveals Vince McMahon Issues Delayed Main Roster Role

Top WWE Star Reveals Vince McMahon Issues Delayed Main Roster Role CNBC

Gunther has revealed why he didn’t make the move to the US in WWE sooner, naming Vince McMahon as part of the reason.

The longest-reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion made his debut in the company at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool in January 2019 and would go on to become the longest-reigning NXT UK Champion.

Despite Triple H having faith in the star, he wouldn’t make his main roster television debut until April 2022, although he would feature as part of Team NXT at Survivor Series in 2019 being the first to be eliminated.

Speaking about his journey from NXT UK to the main roster, Gunther revealed why it didn’t happen sooner in an interview with the Daily Mail, saying:

“I think one of the reasons why I didn’t want to go to the US for a long time was because Raw and SmackDown under Vince’s vision at that time was something that was never appealing to me as a wrestler.

“It was just not what I was interested in.

“‘I’m a throwback, and I like to have my time for my matches, and I like to have to focus on what I do in the ring, and not the bells and whistles around it. And that experience back then [at Survivor Series 2019] was almost a confirmation of that.”

With Triple taking over the lion’s share of WWE in 2023, Gunther shared his thoughts about the Chief Content Officer, saying:

“I got really lucky, I always had a good relationship with Triple H, and a lot of things fell in place at the right time for me, and with how everything is run now.

“I think it’s way more modern, it’s more intelligent in terms of placing certain talent and showcasing their strengths.

“So it’s a very exciting time, and I think our fans can feel it’s like a breath of fresh air.”

Gunther faces Jey Uso in the King of the Ring Tournament Semifinals on May 20 with the winner heading into the Final at the King & Queen of the Ring PLE on May 25, 2024.

Sami Zayn has recently reflected on how Triple H views him compared to Vince McMahon’s perception.

Randy Orton previously discussed the “flying by the seat of our pants” nature of McMahon’s booking compared to the longer-term approach taken by Triple H, Nick Khan and Bruce Prichard.

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1 month ago by Dave Adamson


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