On the Demi Awards episode of his Undisputed Podcast, former WWE/AEW star Bobby Fish named the Intercontinental Title match between Gunther and Sheamus at WWE Clash at the Castle as his 2022 match of the year.
Here is what he had to say (via Wrestling Inc):
“Match of the year for me, for sure — and this is definitely my flavor of ice cream — was Sheamus and GUNTHER from Clash at the Castle. It was a throwback to like, Kawada, Misawa, King’s Road style, just brutal matches. Matches of like Gordy and Dr. Death, just where you didn’t see a lot of daylight in the work. A lot of meat-smacking, yeah, just a f****** throw down, and I think that’s one of the things missing from today’s version of pro wrestling.”
“[GUNTHER’s] not lost a step, if anything, he’s gained a step. He is even f****** more snug, you know, being lighter. I think Sheamus in that match just reminded the wrestling world like, ‘Hey, I ain’t f****** going anywhere.’”