GUNTHER brought the fight to Cody Rhodes this past Saturday at the Royal Rumble. Now, The American Nightmare wants to get another taste of their encounter, and that too, in Europe.
The proud Intercontinental Champion nearly went the distance before he was eliminated by Rhodes in the Men’s Royal Rumble match. The performance, nonetheless, was enough to earn GUNTHER a name in the WWE record books. The Ring General broke Rey Mysterio’s record for the longest stay in traditional rumble matches.
Speaking to Corey Graves on After the Bell, Cody Rhodes praised Gunther for his incredible achievements in WWE so far, noting he’d love to have a match with The Ring General somewhere down the line.
“I don’t know Gunther on a personal level, I’ve made fun of the name in the past, and maybe there was a little bad blood perhaps because of that, but I can say this. That [facing Gunther] looks like something I could see myself revisiting. I could see that happening again, in terms of a one-on-one encounter with the current Intercontinental Champion, who I believe just broke my record, not to mention he broke the Royal Rumble record, he broke my record for days with the Intercontinental Championship. That’s the kind of next-level elite athlete that I would love to wrestle anywhere in the United States, but specifically, I would love to wrestle him in Europe. In Europe, it’s an away game for me, it’s hostile, and I’d be all about that. I think there might be part of him that thinks, ‘I’ve gone an hour and I was able to hold it with you in there,’ and I want him to know that I had his number as much as he had mine. Right now, I can’t say enough superlative items about the current Intercontinental Champion. His future is massive, his present is also massive. We’re living it. I could use a few weeks before I’m living it again. Certainly, I look forward to another one-on-one encounter and I’d love to wrestle him in Europe to see what that feels like.”
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