Gunther retains WWE Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre as he approaches record title reign

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Gunther survived an onslaught from Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam on Saturday night to retain the Intercontinental Championship.

The feud between the two has been months-long, with both men joining Sheamus in a very well-received triple-threat match at WrestleMania.

McIntyre then took some time away from WWE. When he made his return at Money in the Bank, he immediately laid out Gunther, setting up a singles match.

The Intercontinental Title record reign stands at 453 days, belonging to the Honky Tonk Man. Gunther seems set to surpass that after his win.

The match was very physical, with the big men laying in the slaps, chops and clotheslines, leading to reddened chests after only the first few minutes.

They countered each other’s signature moves until McIntyre was able to hit the Future Shock DDT, but only for a two-count.

Gunther then dodged a Claymore and landed a powerbomb on McIntyre, but again only for a near-fall.

Another big near-fall followed after McIntyre finally landed the Claymore.

A splash from the top rope and a powerbomb finally sealed the win for Gunther.

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