Samantha Irvin Responds To Criticism Over The Way She Introduces Gunther

WWE SmackDown ring announcer Samantha Irvin has responded to several fans questioning the way she introduces Gunther.

When a Twitter user asked Irvin whether she was trying to act “Austrian” with her pronunciation of the Intercontinental Champion, she clapped back by saying she’s been trying to change things up a bit. She wrote,

“I am Austrian but that’s not why… it’s mostly because each Superstar brings a different energy to each title. When Ricochet had it it was more joyful & sing song-y because that better represented his journey to attaining & holding it

“Now Gunther is a strict & domineering presence. His goal as IC Champ is not the same as those before him, & his reign has been forceful & dominant. If you notice, I always say the title the same way when referring only to the title (insp. by Fink) i.e, at the top of a title match.

“But when I announce someone AS the champion, that’s when I say it how that Champion makes me feel about it. It’s not so much with an accent as with an attitude. Hope that clears it up!”

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