Gunther explains why he doesn’t compare himself to Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns.
Gunther is currently the Intercontinental Champion, and has held the title for over 500 days. That being said, he has even admitted that he has outgrown the championship, signifying his desire to chase the world titles of the promotion.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Gunther explained why doesn’t compare himself to Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns.
“I don’t compare myself to either one of them. Seth is in a very difficult situation. There have been many titles in the wrestling world that were brand new and then disappeared. A new title is like a start-up–only one in ten is going to succeed. It’s a very difficult spot to be a newly crowned champion of a new title, which means you’re the one to have to put in the work to establish it and add some prestige to it. I think he’s doing an excellent job. He’s one of the best we have. Roman is in a completely different category. He’s been champion for so long. Obviously, he’s not defending the title that often, but at this stage of the title run, he doesn’t need to. It should only happen a few times of the year, very special occasions. I’m in a completely different story establishing myself. That’s something the other two don’t need to do, and I’m working to enhance the legacy of the Intercontinental championship,”Gunther
Gunther is set to defend his Intercontinental Championship at Survivor Series when he takes on The Miz in a one on one match.