Gunther successfully retained his WWE Intercontinental Championship in a match against Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam last Saturday. Fans had been eagerly waiting for the match, and in the end, it was Gunther who handed a defeat to McIntyre. After the match, the Scottish Warrior was quite upset and rushed out of the arena in anger.
McIntyre seems unlikely to be the one who ends the legendary title reign of Gunther as the Intercontinental Champion. There are only a few other Superstars who can take the title from Gunther. Here’s a list of the top three contenders.
1. Randy Orton can be the one who hands Gunther a defeat
Randy Orton has been rumored to return to WWE for a long time now. The Apex Predator was reportedly in Detroit during the SummerSlam weekend, but he did not make an appearance at the Biggest Party of Summer.
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Orton could make his return to WWE in the coming days and then challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship. The storyline is set on RAW. Orton’s former partners Drew McIntyre and Matt Riddle need a partner against Imperium. McIntyre and Riddle have failed, so it can be Orton’s turn to help them and ultimately take down Gunther’s faction.
2. Chad Gable
Fans who watched the Beat The Clock challenge between Gunther and Chad Gable on RAW would know how talented Chad is. The former tag team champion can do justice to the tag of ‘workhorse championship’ if he defeats Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship in the coming weeks.
3. Finn Balor
After his failure to capture the World Heavyweight Championship, Finn Balor may make way for Damian Priest in the world title scene. To bring more gold to The Judgment Day, Balor can go after the Intercontinental Champion.
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Balor desperately needs a big win on the main roster. With the help of his Judgment Day buddies, Balor can dethrone Gunther.