While many were excited to see what the pair could do on the main roster, fans were left somewhat disappointed when Gunther and Kaiser arrived on SmackDown in April without Vinci.
However, that issue was remedied shortly after Triple H came to power in WWE, with Vinci joining his stablemates to reform IMPERIUM at Clash at the Castle in September.
The latest news on IMPERIUM
It very much seems like we’re going to be seeing the IMPERIUM of old in WWE now, with Vinci and Kaiser as the tag team and Gunther as the lone singles star.
That’s what we saw during the trio’s run in NXT and NXT UK, with Triple H seemingly looking to replicate that formula on the main roster.
‘The Game’ seemingly has big plans for them too, with Vinci and Kaiser (formerly Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel) being part of SmackDown’s main event this week.
This all seems to be part of Triple H’s plans for Gunther, with the big Austrian being booked extremely strongly since HHH became Head of Creative in the final week of July.
IMPERIUM’s incredible body transformations
When you look at the incredible work that Gunther, Kaiser and Vinci have been putting in over the last few years, it’s no wonder that WWE higher-ups seem so keen to book them strongly.
It’s pretty obvious to see how much work Gunther has put in, going on a truly incredible weight loss journey, which you can read more about by clicking here.
However, the body transformations of both Kaiser and Vinci seem to have gone under the radar as a result, but both definitely deserve to be shown some love.
As you can see from the embedded tweet below, Kaiser and Vinci are both in incredible shape right now, posing for a topless photo alongside Gunther (formerly WALTER).
Both men have trimmed down quite a fair bit since their time in NXT UK, getting into even better shape than they were before, as you can see from the image below, which was taken in 2019.
When compared to the topless photo Vinci tweeted today, you can see just how much progress the trio have made, with all three men looking in the best shapes of their WWE careers.
As of right now, there’s no word on what plans WWE has for IMPERIUM, but as we’ve noted earlier, it seems like Triple H is a big fan of the act, and won’t just be pushing Gunther on his own.
You can watch IMPERIUM every week live on SmackDown here in the UK on BT Sport and over in the US on FOX.