Gunther Says There's Been No Memo About Using The Term 'Wrestler' Again In WWE
Gunther has always been a professional wrestler, no matter who asked him
‘Wrestler’ and ‘wrestling’ are odd words to WWE fans. Just the terms being uttered on WWE TV is enough to send fans into a frenzy, such was Vince McMahon’s infamous preference for ‘sports entertainer’ and ‘sports entertainment’.
With McMahon out of the company, some of his whims and mandates are being fazed out and ignored, but WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther claims he himself was never aware of any explicit rules, saying the following to NerdRadio:
“I’m actually glad I got the chance to work with Vince a little bit,” said Gunther. “My time there and the few interactions we had - there weren't that many - I'm kind of glad that happened so I still make the experience a little bit. Obviously, everybody was surprised by that [Vince retiring]… whatever company, if somebody else is in charge, things are going to be done a little different. Everybody has their own approach. I haven't felt stressed or anything like that before, I always focused on myself, did myself, and that's not going to change.
“From the tweet, there was big reactions and stuff, if you open my Twitter page or Instagram, it's always said ‘Berufsringer’, the German word for professional wrestling. It's always been in there. Professional wrestling is a sports entertainment. It's a sport that this there to entertain. It's not a competitive sport. You can say one or the other way. I always refer to myself as a professional wrestler. Even in WWE, where the entertainment aspect is way higher compared to other places, at the end, when the bell rings, wrestling will never change. There has not been a memo or something where it's like, 'Hey guys, you can call yourself wrestlers again.' I never stopped referring to myself as that.”