WWE Championships

WWE Intercontinental Championship

WWE Intercontinental Championship
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WWE Intercontinental Championship

The WWE Intercontinental Championship was introduced into WWE in 1979, which was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) at the time. Pat Patterson, the holder of the WWF North American Heavyweight Championship, had unified the title with an apocryphal South American Heavyweight Championship won in a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The WWE considers the Intercontinental Championship to be the second most important championship in the company, after the WWE Championship.

Overall, there have been 79 different Intercontinental Champions. Chris Jericho holds the record for the most reigns with nine, while The Honky Tonk Man holds the longest reign at 454 days.

Source: Wikipedia

History

No.  Wrestler  Reign  Date  Days held  Location  Event 
162  Roman Reigns  1  November 20, 2017  20+  Houston, TX  Raw 
161  The Miz  7  June 4, 2017  169  Baltimore, MD  Extreme Rules 
160  Dean Ambrose  2  January 3, 2017  152  Jacksonville, FL  SmackDown Live 
159  The Miz  6  November 15, 2016  49  Wilkes-Barre, PA  SmackDown Live 
158  Dolph Ziggler  5  October 9, 2016  37  Sacramento, CA  No Mercy 
157  The Miz  5  April 4, 2016  188  Dallas, TX  Raw 
156  Zack Ryder  1  April 3, 2016  1  Arlington, TX  WrestleMania 32 
155  Kevin Owens  2  February 15, 2016  48  Anaheim, CA  Raw 
154  Dean Ambrose  1  December 13, 2015  64  Boston, MA  TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 
153  Kevin Owens  1  September 20, 2015  84  Houston, TX  Night of Champions 
152  Ryback  1  May 31, 2015  112  Corpus Christi, TX  Elimination Chamber 
  Vacated    May 11, 2015    Cincinnati, OH  Raw 
151  Daniel Bryan  1  March 29, 2015  43  Santa Clara, CA  WrestleMania 31 
150  Bad News Barrett  5  January 5, 2015  83  Corpus Christi, TX  Raw 
149  Dolph Ziggler  4  December 14, 2014  22  Cleveland, OH  TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 
148  Luke Harper  1  November 17, 2014  27  Roanoke, VA  Raw 
147  Dolph Ziggler  3  September 22, 2014  56  Memphis, TN  Raw 
146  The Miz  4  September 21, 2014  1  Nashville, TN  Night of Champions 
145  Dolph Ziggler  2  August 17, 2014  35  Los Angeles, CA  SummerSlam 
144  The Miz  3  July 20, 2014  28  Tampa, FL  Battleground 
  Vacated    June 30, 2014    Hartford, CT  Raw 
143  Bad News Barrett  4  May 4, 2014  57  East Rutherford, NJ  Extreme Rules 
142  Big E Langston  1  November 18, 2013  167  Nashville, TN  Raw 
141  Curtis Axel  1  June 16, 2013  155  Rosemont, IL  Payback 
140  Wade Barrett  3  April 8, 2013  69  East Rutherford, NJ  Raw 
139  The Miz  2  April 7, 2013  1  East Rutherford, NJ  WrestleMania 29 
138  Wade Barrett  2  December 29, 2012  99  Washington, D.C.  Raw 
137  Kofi Kingston  4  October 16, 2012  74  Memphis, TN  Main Event 
136  The Miz  1  July 23, 2012  85  St. Louis, MO  Raw 1000 
135  Christian  4  May 20, 2012  64  Raleigh, NC  Over the Limit 
134  Cody Rhodes  2  April 29, 2012  21  Rosemont, IL  Extreme Rules 
133  Big Show  1  April 1, 2012  28  Miami Gardens, FL  WrestleMania XXVIII 
132  Cody Rhodes  1  August 9, 2011  236  Sacramento, CA  SmackDown 
131  Ezekiel Jackson  1  June 19, 2011  51  Washington, D.C.  Capitol Punishment 
130  Wade Barrett  1  March 22, 2011  89  Columbus, OH  SmackDown 
129  Kofi Kingston  3  January 4, 2011  77  Tucson, AZ  SmackDown 
128  Dolph Ziggler  1  July 28, 2010  160  Laredo, TX  SmackDown 
127  Kofi Kingston  2  May 23, 2010  66  Detroit, MI  Over the Limit 
126  Drew McIntyre  1  December 13, 2009  161  San Antonio, TX  TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 
125  John Morrison  3  September 1, 2009  103  Cleveland, OH  SmackDown 
124  Rey Mysterio  2  June 28, 2009  65  Sacramento, CA  The Bash 
123  Chris Jericho  9  June 7, 2009  21  New Orleans, LA  Extreme Rules 
122  Rey Mysterio  1  April 5, 2009  63  Houston, TX  WrestleMania XXV 
121  John “Bradshaw” Layfield  1  March 9, 2009  27  Jacksonville, FL  Raw 
120  CM Punk  1  January 19, 2009  49  Rosemont, IL  Raw 
119  William Regal  2  November 10, 2008  70  Manchester, England  Raw 
118  Santino Marella  2  August 17, 2008  85  Indianapolis, IN  SummerSlam 
117  Kofi Kingston  1  June 29, 2008  49  Dallas, TX  Night of Champions 
116  Chris Jericho  8  March 10, 2008  111  Milwaukee, WI  Raw 
115  Jeff Hardy  4  September 1, 2007  191  Columbus, OH  Raw 
114  Umaga  2  July 2, 2007  61  Dallas, TX  Raw 
113  Santino Marella  1  April 16, 2007  77  Milan, Italy  Raw 
112  Umaga  1  February 19, 2007  56  Bakersfield, CA  Raw 
111  Jeff Hardy  3  November 13, 2006  98  Manchester, England  Raw 
110  Johnny Nitro  2  November 6, 2006  7  Columbus, OH  Raw 
109  Jeff Hardy  2  October 2, 2006  35  Topeka, KS  Raw 
108  Johnny Nitro  1  June 25, 2006  99  Charlotte, NC  Vengeance 
107  Shelton Benjamin  3  May 15, 2006  41  Lubbock, TX  Raw 
106  Rob Van Dam  6  April 30, 2006  15  Lexington, KY  Backlash 
105  Shelton Benjamin  2  February 20, 2006  69  Trenton, NJ  Raw 
104  Ric Flair  1  September 18, 2005  155  Oklahoma City, OK  Unforgiven 
103  Carlito  1  June 20, 2005  90  Phoenix, AZ  Raw 
102  Shelton Benjamin  1  October 19, 2004  244  Milwaukee, WI  Taboo Tuesday 
101  Chris Jericho  7  September 12, 2004  37  Portland, OR  Unforgiven 
  Vacated    September 6, 2004    Wichita Falls, TX  Raw 
100  Edge  5  July 11, 2004  57  Hartford, CT  Vengeance 
99  Randy Orton  1  December 14, 2003  210  Orlando, FL  Armageddon 
97  Chris Jericho  6  October 27, 2003  <1  Fayetteville, NC  Raw 
98  Rob Van Dam  5  October 27, 2003  48  Fayetteville, NC  Raw 
96  Rob Van Dam  4  September 29, 2003  28  Rosemont, IL  Raw 
95  Christian  3  August 10, 2003  50  Des Moines, IA  House show 
94  Booker T  1  July 7, 2003  34  Montreal, QC  Raw 
93  Christian  2  May 18, 2003  50  Charlotte, NC  Judgment Day 
92  Triple H  5  October 20, 2002  <1  North Little Rock, AR  No Mercy 
  Unified    October 20, 2002    North Little Rock, AR  No Mercy 
91  Kane  2  September 30, 2002  20  Houston, TX  Raw 
90  Chris Jericho  5  September 16, 2002  14  Denver, CO  Raw 
89  Rob Van Dam  3  August 25, 2002  22  Uniondale, NY  SummerSlam 
88  Chris Benoit  4  July 29, 2002  27  Greensboro, NC  Raw 
87  Rob Van Dam  2  May 27, 2002  63  Edmonton, AB  Raw 
86  Eddie Guerrero  2  April 21, 2002  36  Kansas City, MO  Backlash 
85  Rob Van Dam  1  March 17, 2002  35  Toronto, ON  WrestleMania X8 
84  William Regal  1  January 20, 2002  56  Atlanta, GA  Royal Rumble 
83  Edge  4  November 18, 2001  63  Greensboro, NC  Survivor Series 
82  Test  1  November 5, 2001  13  Uniondale, NY  Raw 
81  Edge  3  October 21, 2001  15  St. Louis, MO  No Mercy 
80  Christian  1  September 23, 2001  28  Pittsburgh, PA  Unforgiven 
79  Edge  2  August 19, 2001  35  San Jose, CA  SummerSlam 
78  Lance Storm  1  July 23, 2001  27  Buffalo, NY  Raw Is War 
77  Albert  1  June 26, 2001  27  New York, NY  SmackDown! 
76  Kane  1  May 20, 2001  37  Sacramento, CA  Judgment Day 
75  Triple H  4  April 16, 2001  34  Knoxville, TN  Raw Is War 
74  Jeff Hardy  1  April 10, 2001  6  Philadelphia, PA  SmackDown! 
73  Triple H  3  April 3, 2001  7  Oklahoma City, OK  SmackDown! 
72  Chris Jericho  4  January 21, 2001  72  New Orleans, LA  Royal Rumble 
71  Chris Benoit  3  December 10, 2000  42  Birmingham, AL  Armageddon 
70  Billy Gunn  1  November 21, 2000  19  Sunrise, FL  SmackDown! 
69  Eddie Guerrero  1  September 4, 2000  78  Lexington, KY  Raw Is War 
68  Chyna  2  August 27, 2000  8  Raleigh, NC  SummerSlam 
67  Val Venis  2  July 4, 2000  54  Fort Lauderdale, FL  SmackDown! 
66  Rikishi  1  June 20, 2000  14  Memphis, TN  SmackDown! 
65  Chris Benoit  2  May 8, 2000  43  Uniondale, NY  Raw Is War 
64  Chris Jericho  3  May 2, 2000  6  Richmond, VA  SmackDown! 
63  Chris Benoit  1  April 2, 2000  30  Anaheim, CA  WrestleMania 2000 
62  Kurt Angle  1  February 27, 2000  35  Hartford, CT  No Way Out 
61  Chris Jericho  2  January 23, 2000  35  New York, NY  Royal Rumble 
  Chris Jerichoand Chyna  1  January 3, 2000  20  Miami, FL  Raw Is War 
60  Chris Jericho  1  December 12, 1999  22  Sunrise, FL  Armageddon 
59  Chyna  1  October 17, 1999  56  Cleveland, OH  No Mercy 
58  Jeff Jarrett  6  August 22, 1999  56  Minneapolis, MN  SummerSlam 
57  D’Lo Brown  1  July 27, 1999  26  Columbus, OH  Raw Is War 
56  Jeff Jarrett  5  July 25, 1999  2  Buffalo, NY  Fully Loaded 
55  Edge  1  July 24, 1999  1  Toronto, ON  House show 
54  Jeff Jarrett  4  May 25, 1999  60  Moline, IL  Raw Is War 
53  The Godfather  1  April 12, 1999  43  Detroit, MI  Raw Is War 
52  Goldust  3  March 29, 1999  14  East Rutherford, NJ  Raw Is War 
51  Road Dogg  1  March 15, 1999  14  San Jose, CA  Raw Is War 
50  Val Venis  1  February 14, 1999  29  Memphis, TN  In Your House: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 
49  Ken Shamrock  1  October 12, 1998  125  Uniondale, NY  Raw Is War 
  Vacated    October 9, 1998       
48  Triple H  2  August 30, 1998  40  New York, NY  SummerSlam 
47  The Rock  2  December 8, 1997  265  Portland, ME  Raw Is War 
46  Stone Cold Steve Austin  2  November 9, 1997  29  Montreal, QC  Survivor Series 
45  Owen Hart  2  October 5, 1997  35  St. Louis, MO  Badd Blood: In Your House 
  Vacated    September 8, 1997       
44  Stone Cold Steve Austin  1  August 3, 1997  36  East Rutherford, NJ  SummerSlam 
43  Owen Hart  1  April 28, 1997  97  Omaha, NE  Raw Is War 
42  Rocky Maivia  1  February 13, 1997  74  Lowell, MA  Raw 
41  Hunter Hearst Helmsley  1  October 21, 1996  115  Fort Wayne, IN  Raw 
40  Marc Mero  1  September 23, 1996  28  Hershey, PA  Raw 
  Vacated    August 12, 1996    Seattle, WA  Raw 
39  Ahmed Johnson  1  June 23, 1996  50  Milwaukee, WI  King of the Ring 
  Vacated    April 1, 1996[47]    San Bernardino, CA  Raw 
38  Goldust  2  April 1, 1996  83  San Bernardino, CA  Raw 
37  Goldust  1  January 21, 1996  71  Fresno, CA  Royal Rumble 
35  Dean Douglas  1  October 22, 1995  <1  Winnipeg, MB  In Your House 4: Great White North 
36  Razor Ramon  4  October 22, 1995  91  Winnipeg, MB  In Your House 4: Great White North 
34  Shawn Michaels  3  July 23, 1995  91  Nashville, TN  In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks 
33  Jeff Jarrett  3  May 21, 1995  63  Trois-Rivières, QC  House show 
32  Razor Ramon  3  May 19, 1995  2  Montreal, QC  House show 
  Vacated    April 26, 1995    Moline, IL  Action Zone 
31  Jeff Jarrett  2  April 26, 1995  23  Moline, IL  Action Zone 
30  Jeff Jarrett  1  January 22, 1995  94  Tampa, FL  Royal Rumble 
29  Razor Ramon  2  August 29, 1994  146  Chicago, IL  SummerSlam 
28  Diesel  1  April 13, 1994  138  Rochester, NY  Superstars 
  Vacated    September 27, 1993       
27  Razor Ramon  1  September 27, 1993  198  New Haven, CT  Raw 
26  Shawn Michaels  2  June 6, 1993  113  Albany, NY  House show 
25  Marty Jannetty  1  May 17, 1993  20  New York, NY  Raw 
24  Shawn Michaels  1  October 27, 1992  202  Terre Haute, IN  Saturday Night’s Main Event 
23  The British Bulldog  1  August 29, 1992  59  London, England  SummerSlam 
22  Bret Hart  2  April 5, 1992  146  Indianapolis, IN  WrestleMania VIII 
21  Roddy Piper  1  January 19, 1992  77  Albany, NY  Royal Rumble 
20  The Mountie  1  January 17, 1992  2  Springfield, MA  House show 
19  Bret Hart  1  August 26, 1991  144  New York, NY  SummerSlam 
18  Mr. Perfect  2  November 19, 1990  280  Rochester, NY  Superstars of Wrestling 
17  The Texas Tornado  1  August 27, 1990  84  Philadelphia, PA  SummerSlam 
16  Mr. Perfect  1  April 23, 1990  126  Austin, TX  Superstars of Wrestling 
  Vacated    April 1, 1990    Toronto, ON  WrestleMania VI 
15  The Ultimate Warrior  2  August 28, 1989  216  East Rutherford, NJ  SummerSlam 
14  Rick Rude  1  April 2, 1989  148  Atlantic City, NJ  WrestleMania V 
13  The Ultimate Warrior  1  August 29, 1988  216  New York, NY  SummerSlam 
12  The Honky Tonk Man  1  June 2, 1987  454  Buffalo, NY  Superstars of Wrestling 
11  Ricky Steamboat  1  March 29, 1987  65  Pontiac, MI  WrestleMania III 
10  Randy Savage  1  February 8, 1986  414  Boston, MA  House show 
9  Tito Santana  2  July 6, 1985  217  Baltimore, MD  House show 
8  Greg Valentine  1  September 24, 1984  285  London, ON  Maple Leaf Wrestling 
7  Tito Santana  1  February 11, 1984  226  Boston, MA  House show 
6  Don Muraco  2  January 22, 1983  385  New York, NY  House show 
5  Pedro Morales  2  November 23, 1981  425  New York, NY  House show 
4  Don Muraco  1  June 20, 1981  156  Philadelphia, PA  House show 
3  Pedro Morales  1  December 8, 1980  194  New York, NY  House show 
2  Ken Patera  1  April 21, 1980  231  New York, NY  House show 
1  Pat Patterson  1  September 1, 1979  233  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   

Longest reign: The Honky Tonk Man (454 days)
Shortest reign: Dean Douglas (14 minutes)

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