As seen during the December 30th 2022 edition of Smackdown, Ricochet saved Braun Strowman from an attack by Imperium. As it turns out, Gunther was legitimately hurt during the segment. When Ricochet swung a chair over the top rope at Gunther, he apparently struck Gunther in the head by accident. Gunther was busted open by the chair shot and a towel was put over his head as he was helped to the backstage area.
— 𝐼𝐺：𝑊𝑊𝐸𝐿𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑒 (@wweLavonte) December 31, 2022
Johnson wrote the following…
“We are told by those who have seen him that GUNTHER ‘seemed OK’ after the errant, nasty chairshot from Ricochet on Smackdown.”
— Cody Watson (@CodyWatson_1) December 31, 2022