GUNTHER Discusses How His Recent Weight Loss Impacts His Wrestling
Since joining “WWE NXT,” many fans have noticed GUNTHER's impressive physical transformation – as he's much thinner than he was in “NXT UK” and his indie days. GUNTHER has previously stated that he underwent this body transformation for himself because he wanted to get in better shape given the high probability of jumping into the WWE roster.
The now lean GUNTHER has dominated since joining “WWE SmackDown,” arguably stealing the show with a record-breaking 71-minute performance in the Royal Rumble. Intercontinental champion GUNTHER appeared on “After the Bell with Corey Graves” and revealed whether losing weight helped him last 71 minutes in the Royal Rumble.
“I used to always be like that, even at my heaviest, and I have to say, I've never had a physical issue,” Gunther said. “I've had long races before. But, I have to say, it's a lot easier now than it was before. Going into the Rumble, if you start at No. 1, you know, you have to struggle and go through it all if you want to be successful. Those. But, I like those situations, if that makes sense. Let's call them high-pressure situations.”
Since joining “WWE SmackDown,” GUNTHER has been in multiple high-pressure situations, as he has held the Intercontinental Championship for most of his main roster – recently breaking the record for most days at the 21st Intercontinental Championship record century. “General of the Ring” has faced off against top talents such as Sheamus, Mysterio, and Nakamura Shinsuke successively, and has defeated all challengers so far.
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