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Gunther: The reason that the WWE Superstar MISSED Crown Jewel

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The world of professional wrestling is no stranger to unexpected twists and turns, both inside and outside the ring. One such unexpected development has been the absence of WWE Intercontinental Champion, Gunther, from the much-anticipated Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

Fans were left puzzled, speculating on the reasons behind this omission. However, the mystery has now been unravelled.

Visa Complications for Gunther

Gunther, the formidable leader of Imperium, has been making waves in the WWE universe with his impressive reign as the Intercontinental Champion.

However, even champions have to face challenges outside the squared circle. In Gunther’s case, it’s the intricate web of visa regulations, as he revealed during an interview with Krone.

The WWE superstar is currently working in the United States under a visa. While this allows him to showcase his wrestling prowess on American soil, it comes with its own set of limitations.

Recent revelations indicate that Gunther is not permitted to leave the US for the next half-year due to the specific rules attached to his visa.

Elimination Chamber: Another Missed Opportunity

The visa restrictions don’t just impact Gunther’s participation in Crown Jewel. The upcoming Elimination Chamber event, scheduled to take place in Australia this February, is also off the cards for him.

This event, being well beyond the borders of the United States, falls under the areas Gunther is currently restricted from travelling to.

The Road Ahead for Gunther

While the visa situation is undoubtedly a setback, it’s essential to note that these restrictions are temporary. If all goes as per the current trajectory, Gunther should be able to resume his international appearances by April or May.

However, any extensions to the current visa stipulations could pose challenges for his participation in events like Bash in Berlin, which takes place in August 2024.

For the time being, fans can expect the Superstar to continue his reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, albeit exclusively within the United States.


  • Why did Gunther miss the WWE Crown Jewel event?
    • Gunther was unable to participate in the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia due to visa restrictions preventing him from leaving the United States for six months.
  • Is Gunther participating in the Elimination Chamber event?
    • No, Gunther will not be part of the Elimination Chamber event in Australia due to the same visa restrictions.
  • When can we expect the WWE Superstar to wrestle outside the US again?
    • If the current visa rules remain unchanged, Gunther should be able to make international appearances by April or May.
  • Will he continue to wrestle in the WWE during this period?
    • Yes, Austrian Superstar will continue his reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, but his matches will be limited to the United States for the next six months.
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