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Gunther immediately lands a new challenger after Money in the Bank victory


When it was announced that Gunther would defend his Intercontinental Championship just miles away from where he spent 900-plus days as the NXT UK Champion versus Matt Riddle at Money in the Bank, fans around the WWE Universe had a mixed reaction.

Sure, Gunther and Riddle have been at it for a while, with the trio of the “Original Bro,” Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn working matches agent Imperium fairly consistently over the last month, but did fans really need to see a singles match between the duo, especially with the latter suffering from an ankle injury?

As it turned out, the answer was yes, because the match was very good, and if Riddle had been 100 percent, the outcome might have been different, but unfortunately for the “Ring General,” he didn’t have much time to think about that, because after his Money in the Bank match ended with a clean win, none other than Drew McIntyre made his triumphant return – the rumors of his departure were false, Michael Cole declared – to informally challenge the Vienna, Austria native for his

So, what’s the deal? Is McIntyre going to be Gunther’s opponent at SummerSlam, a semi-sequel to their WrestleMania 39 match without Sheamus? If that’s the case, the “Ringe General” had better start training in the Imperium Dojo, since after three months away and some lengthy contract negotiations, Gunther appears to be facing off against one irritated Scotsman.