Gunther speaks on his issues with The Miz.
On Monday’s edition of RAW, The Miz and Gunther would have a face to face, in which Gunther would attempt to bully the former Intercontinental Champion, only for The Miz to lowblow the champion and hit a Skull Crushing Finale.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet for a new interview, Gunther spoke on the Miz, explaining that he is the embodiment of an era he didn’t lie to watch WWE.
“I don’t remember any specific in Miz’s career, I can promise you that. I forget the years, I don’t know, maybe it was 2010 to 2012 or something like that, I don’t know. There was a time when I came up as a wrestler that I didn’t bother watching WWE because it was really not my thing. I like Japanese wrestling, I loved some of the indie stuff and that’s where my focus was that I watched for personal entertainment, but also like the Japanese matches, how could I use it [myself]. The Miz, for me, was always the embodiment of that era when I didn’t like to watch WWE at all.”
So getting in the ring with him now is fantastic, especially in WWE, and it’s about the Intercontinental Championship and it’s basically the match of who is really the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. I’m really excited for the match, honestly, because when I joined the main roster, it was clear for me that I needed to make a statement. I’m not a guy out of that system, I’ve been in NXT UK, I’ve been a little bit in NXT,, but all of my development and character building and figuring myself out, all of that happened way before WWE, so I’m not the typical guy. Miz on the other hand, is a prime example of how good their development system is because he started with them and he’s one of the most decorated names they have. I feel like especially in the presentation of the company in the general media world, just a very few have done better than him. I wanted a challenge. It’s like okay, I need to, I’m still a little bit of a new guy here. I’m definitely still in WWE, I’m a little bit of an outsider if that makes sense, that’s at least how I feel when I watch it. I’m not the typical WWE wrestler, so I always wanted to be in the ring with the Miz because first of all, he has that background with the Intercontinental Championship, and secondly, that’s the great measuring stick for me because it’s the clash of two different worlds.”Gunther
Gunther is set to defend his Intercontinental Championship at Survivor Series when he takes on The Miz in a one on one match.
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