GUNTHER Crowned King of the Ring

Gunther Crowned King of the Ring

GUNTHER Crowned King of the Ring – The 2024 WWE King of the Ring has been crowned, and it’s none other than GUNTHER. He triumphed over Randy Orton in the final match of the tournament during the WWE King and Queen of the Ring 2024 premium live event, held on Saturday afternoon at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Following his victory, WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque entered the ring to officially crown “The Ring General” as the new King of the Ring. The ceremony included a brief embrace between Triple H and GUNTHER before Triple H handed over the crown.

GUNTHER then addressed the audience in a post-match interview with Byron Saxton, where he vowed to go on and capture a championship title at the upcoming WWE SummerSlam 2024 premium live event in Cleveland, Ohio.

Here is a recap of the match:

They circle each other before locking up.  Orton backs Gunther into the ropes but Gunther gets the position in the corner and he gives a clean break.  They lock up and the referee separates them on the break.  Gunther with a wrist lock into an arm bar.  Orton with a reversal and arm wringers that send Gunther to the mat.  Gunther forces a break and Gunther with a clean break.  They lock up and Orton with a side head lock.  Orton with a shoulder tackle and side head lock take down.  Orton holds on to the side head lock when Gunther tries to send Orton off the ropes.  Gunther backs Orton into the corner and Gunther with a chop on the break.  Gunther with another chop.  Gunther with a third chop to Orton.  Orton blocks a chop from Gunther and Orton with punches and European uppercuts.  Gunther with a chop.

Orton with a kick and European uppercut. Orton with a punch and he goes to the turnbuckles for more punches. Orton’s knee gives out for a moment and Orton tries for an RKO but misses. Gunther with a boot to the lower back. Gunther with a forearm to the back against the ropes. Gunther sends Orton into the ropes and hits a forearm to the lower back. Orton falls to his knees and the referee checks on Orton. Gunther with a waist lock and Orton with punches. Gunther with a kick and chop. Gunther kicks Orton in the back. Gunther with forearms to the back. Gunther with an abdominal stretch into a double wrist lock. Gunther wtih an arm bar. Gunther with a back breaker for a near fall.

Gunther with a slam.  Gunther goes for a suplex but Orton blocks it and Orton tries to suplex Gunther but Gunther blocks it.  They get close to the suplex as they go back and forth until Orton hits a suplex.  Gunther with a chop and Orton with two clotheslines.  Orton avoids a clothesline and Randy tries for the power slam but Gunther holds on to the ropes.  Gunther with a clothesline for a near fall.  Orton backs Gunther into the corner and Randy with a power slam.  Gunther rolls to the apron.  Randy sets for the hanging DDT and hits it.  Orton looks around and he twists to the mat and he sets for the RKO.  Orton goes for the RKO but Gunther pushes him away.  Gunther with a slam and Gunther goes up top for a frog splash and hits it for a near fall.   Gunther goes up top again and Orton moves but Gunther rolls out of the way.

Orton with an RKO and he cannot make the cover immediately and that allows Gunther to roll to the apron.  They go to the floor and Orton picks up Gunther for a back drop driver onto the announce table. Orton with another back drop driver onto the announce table.  Orton returns to the ring and breaks the count.  Gunther sends Orton into the apron and Gunther chops Orton.  Gunther sets for a power bomb on the floor but Orton counters into a back drop.  Orton with another back drop driver onto the announce table.  Orton sends Gunther back into the ring but Orton takes his time to get back into the ring.  Gunther drop kicks Orton in the leg on the apron.  Gunther kicks Orton in the back of the leg.  Gunther with more kicks to the back of the leg.

Gunther with a single leg crab.  Orton escapes but Gunther goes for the single leg crab again.  Orton kicks Gunther away.  Gunther with the single leg crab.  Orton kicks Gunther away.  Orton with an RKO and he gets a near fall and Gunther hits the knee on the kick out.  Gunther with a crucifix for the three count.

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