Gunther captured the WWE Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown earlier this month. The former NXT UK Superstar defeated Ricochet in an entertaining match to capture his maiden title on the main roster. Gunther successfully retained the title against Ricochet in a rematch between the two Superstars on SmackDown.
The new Intercontinental Champion has declared that the title will never go into the hands of an American ever again. Looking at his impressive performances on WWE SmackDown, it goes without saying that the new champ will have a long reign, but there will be a day when his reign comes to an end.
In this listicle today, we will look at the five Superstars who could possibly dethrone Gunther as the Intercontinental Champion.
1. Shinsuke Nakamura could defeat Gunther for the title
With Rick Boogs injured, Shinsuke Nakamura is directionless on SmackDown. The Japanese Superstar has had multiple reigns with the mid-card belts in the past, but none of them were too exciting. Perhaps, Nakamura could go after the belt again and try to have one of the best reigns of all time.
2. Sami Zayn could go after Gunther
The Bloodline has all the gold on SmackDown, but they can add one more title if the Honorary Uce Sami Zayn somehow captures the Intercontinental Championship. With the help of the Usos, Zayn could capture the title on SmackDown.
3. Sheamus could win his first Intercontinental Championship
Former WWE Champion Sheamus needs a new rivalry on SmackDown. With a UK pay-per-view approaching soon, WWE could start a rivalry between Sheamus and Gunther, where the former could win his maiden Intercontinental Championship.
4. Butch could reignite his rivalry with Gunther
Back when they were known as Pete Dunne and Walter, Butch and Gunther had some exciting matches in WWE. Ahead of the UK show, they could reignite their rivalry, which could see Butch dethroning the champ.
5. John Cena
John Cena is the wildcard option on this list. Since the new champion has affirmed that an American will never hold this title again, the hero John Cena could step up and win his maiden Intercontinental Championship.