The organization has made every effort to make WWE Crown Jewel an unforgettable event as it approaches.
Although the forthcoming premium live event will feature defenses for nearly all championships, Gunther will be absent from action in Saudi Arabia. We have now been provided with an explanation for this omission.
The Ring General has been utterly dominant ever since making his debut on the main roster. Recently, he surpassed the tenure of Honky Tonk Man to become the intercontinental champion with the longest reign in history.
On the same day that the company’s impending premium live event in Saudi Arabia does not feature a title defense, Gunther will instead compete in a house show in New York. His absence from Crown Jewel may have been explicable, as he is presently unable to depart the United States for six months on account of stringent residence regulations, according to a recent interview with the Austrian publication Kronen Zeitung.
“Due to strict residence regulations, Orlando-based GUNTHER (his stage name) is not permitted to leave the United States for the next six months. During this time, he is only permitted to perform within the United States.” [Wrestlepurists, HQ]
WWE Night of Champions was where Gunther participated earlier this year.
Since Gunther was categorized as an unconquerable force a year and a half ago, he has yet to be subdued or submitted. After making his WWE main roster debut, The Ring General quickly captured the Intercontinental Championship, a title he has retained ever since.
Although he is presently prohibited from leaving the United States, the leader of Imperium competed in Saudi Arabia earlier this year. He prevailed in a captivating match against Mustafa Ali to defend his coveted title at the Night of Champions, which originated in Jeddah.
Although it is improbable that Gunther will relinquish his championship in the immediate future, multiple sources have indicated that WWE intends to advance him to the main event picture upon doing so.
The forthcoming episode of WWE Raw will also feature a match between the number one contenders to determine who will face him next for his championship.