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Gunther On A Possible Match With Brock Lesnar, Why He Loves Feuding With Sheamus

January 31, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Gunther Brock Lesnar WWE Royal Rumble, WrestleMania 39 Image Credit: WWE

Gunther has enjoyed his longstanding feud with Sheamus, and he recently discussed why as well as weighing in on a possible match with Brock Lesnar. The WWE Intercontinental Champion battled Sheamus several times in 2022, and he had a moment in the Royal Rumble over the weekend where he stood eye to eye with Lesnar. Speaking on the Battleground Podcast earlier this month, Gunther talked about squaring off with both men and you can check out some highlights below:

On his rivalry with Sheamus: “I think for myself personally, I think Sheamus is a fantastic opponent, because I always like matches when it’s a little bit more scrappy. Almost climsy I would call it, if that makes sense. It makes it a little bit more authentic as well. And I I think Sheamus brings a fantastic energy and the physicality that I bring as well. And I think we do really well together in the ring. The matches I had with him [last] year… were one of the favorite ones of my career. And I hope we do it again.”

On wanting to face Brock Lesnar: “Oh yeah, I mean definitely. That’s like to get the opportunity to prove myself in that scenario would be fantastic.”

On being a fan of Lesnar’s: “Yeah, I always — when I started out as a wrestler and I got back into watching wrestling again, I always watched Brock’s matches because they’ve been fantastic. [He] was a standout right away. There’s nobody like him. I always liked those characters. I mean, most of the people who do this, why they’re successful I guess that there’s no copy of that.

“And he’s always been a great wrestler. And from when I grew older in my career and I was able to analyze the work, and understand that psychology and stuff like that, I think you can tell that he’s one of the best to ever do it. So if I get a chance to get in the ring with him, I would gladly take it and prove myself.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit the Battleground Podcast with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.