12-Year Veteran to Cost Gunther Intercontinental Championship at WWE SummerSlam 2023

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The upcoming Intercontinental Championship match at SummerSlam 2023 is expected to feature Gunther defending his title against a formidable opponent. However, there is speculation that a twist may occur in the form of a betrayal by a fellow competitor.

Gunther is speculated to defend his Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam 2023. However, a potential betrayal by Giovanni Vinci could result in Gunther losing his title. Vinci’s exit from Imperium was hinted at in a recent episode of WWE RAW, where he and Ludwig Kaiser faced off against Matt Riddle and McIntyre in a tag team match. The match ended with McIntyre delivering a Claymore Kick to Vinci, after which Gunther and Kaiser left their teammate behind.

The recent events suggest that WWE might be setting up Vinci’s departure from the heel faction. This could lead to Vinci seeking revenge on Gunther at SummerSlam 2023, potentially costing him the Intercontinental Championship during his match against McIntyre.

Meanwhile, Imperium’s performance on the main roster has received mixed reviews. While Gunther’s solo career has seen a significant rise, the same cannot be said for the other members of Imperium. Wrestling veteran Jim Cornette expressed his views on his ‘Jim Cornette’s Drive-thru’ podcast, stating that the heel stable is not taken seriously due to their inability to win fights. The future of the heel faction remains uncertain.