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That’s a long time. Title reigns can be some of the most important things in a wrestler’s career. If someone holds a championship for a long time, it can make them feel like that much bigger of a star. A wrestler being able to hold onto a championship for several months, if not longer, can be a game changer for them and now someone is doing it for the second time.

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WWE has released a video on their YouTube page, announcing that Gunther is now the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of the century. Gunther has held the title for 245 days, breaking Shelton Benjamin’s mark from 2004/5. If Gunther holds the title for three more weeks, he will pass the Rock for the longest title reign since Mr. Perfect in 1990/1. Gunther previously held the record for longest title reign of any kind in WWE this century with an 870 day reign as United Kingdom Champion, which was broken by Roman Reigns’ Universal Title reign last month.

Gunther is a force. Check out his time as champion:

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Opinion: This is how you make someone feel like a big deal. Gunther has run through a bunch of people as champion and there is nothing to suggest that he is going to be losing the title anytime soon. The title reign has elevated Gunther and made him feel like a much bigger deal. It is a good example of the title elevating the star and Gunther could hold onto it for a long time to come.

What do you think of Gunther’s reign? Who will take the title from him? Let us know in the comments below.

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