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Pundit claims WWE Champion is not a “proven draw” for WrestleMania main event

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In the high-stakes world of professional wrestling, the road to WrestleMania XL has sparked a whirlwind of speculation and debate among fans and pundits alike.

The latest to weigh in on the conversation is Raj Giri, the former owner of WrestlingINC, who took to Twitter to express his views on the potential main event contenders.

WWE News: The Controversy Surrounding Gunther’s Main Event Potential

Giri’s tweet highlighted Gunther as a formidable option to face Seth Rollins at the grand stage of WrestleMania XL. However, he pointed out a significant concern:

“Gunther is the next best option (to face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania XL), but he hasn’t proven to be a draw yet. He’s getting there, the Brock Lesnar match would have gotten him to the next level but obviously, that’s not happening.”

This statement has ignited a conversation about what it takes to be a main event draw at WWE’s most prestigious event.

Gunther, despite his impressive in-ring capabilities and growing fan base, is under scrutiny for his ability to attract viewers and sell out arenas on the scale required for WrestleMania.

The Importance of Being a “Draw” in Professional Wrestling

Being a “draw” in professional wrestling goes beyond just athletic prowess; it encompasses a wrestler’s ability to engage with the audience, generate interest, and ultimately, drive ticket sales and viewership.

WrestleMania, being the pinnacle of WWE’s calendar, demands performers who can carry this weighty responsibility.

WWE News: Gunther’s Journey and the Road Ahead

Gunther’s journey in WWE has been marked by intense matches and a steadily increasing fan following. His potential match with Brock Lesnar was seen as a pivotal moment to catapult him into the upper echelons of WWE stardom.

Unfortunately, with that match off the table, questions linger about his ability to fill the void as a main event draw for WrestleMania.


  • What makes a wrestler a “draw” for events like WrestleMania?
    • A wrestler becomes a “draw” by having the ability to attract large audiences through their in-ring performance, charisma, and storyline involvement, ultimately leading to increased ticket sales and viewership.
  • Why is the match against Brock Lesnar considered crucial for Gunther?
    • Facing a high-profile wrestler like Brock Lesnar at a major event can significantly boost a wrestler’s career, showcasing them as a top-tier talent capable of headlining major shows.
  • Can Gunther become a proven draw in the future?
    • Yes, with the right storylines, matchups, and continued development of his character and in-ring skills, Gunther has the potential to become a proven draw for WWE.
  • What does this debate say about the future of WWE main events?
    • The debate highlights the importance of building new stars who can carry the company forward, ensuring the sustainability of its marquee events like WrestleMania.
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