Daily Archives: August 15, 2008
|Pat Patterson||–||9/1/1979||Rio de Janeiro|
|Ken Patera||Pat Patterson||4/21/1980||New York, NY|
|Pedro Morales||Ken Patera||12/8/1980||New York, NY|
|Don Muraco||Pedro Morales||6/20/1981||Philadelphia, PA|
|Pedro Morales (2)||Don Muraco||11/23/1981||New York, NY|
|Don Muraco (2)||Pedro Morales||1/22/1983||New York, NY|
|Tito Santana||Don Muraco||2/11/1984||Boston, MA|
|Greg Valentine||Tito Santana||9/24/1984||London, Ontario|
|Tito Santana (2)||Greg Valentine||7/6/1985||Baltimore, MD|
|Randy Savage||Tito Santana||2/8/1986||Boston, MA|
|Ricky Steamboat||Randy Savage||3/29/1987||WrestleMania III|
|Honky Tonk Man||Ricky Steamboat||6/2/1987||Superstars|
|Ultimate Warrior||Honky Tonk Man||8/29/1988||SummerSlam|
|Rick Rude||Ultimate Warrior||4/2/1989||WrestleMania V|
|Ultimate Warrior (2)||Rick Rude||8/28/1989||SummerSlam|
|Mr. Perfect||Tito Santana||4/23/1990||Superstars|
|Kerry Von Erich||Mr. Perfect||8/27/1990||SummerSlam|
|Mr. Perfect (2)||Kerry Von Erich||11/19/1990||Superstars|
|Bret Hart||Mr. Perfect||8/26/1991||SummerSlam|
|The Mountie||Bret Hart||1/17/1992||Springfield, MA|
|Roddy Piper||The Mountie||1/19/1992||Royal Rumble|
|Bret Hart (2)||Roddy Piper||4/5/1992||WrestleMania VIII|
|British Bulldog||Bret Hart||8/29/1992||SummerSlam|
|Shawn Michaels||British Bulldog||10/27/1992||SNME #31|
|Marty Jannetty||Shawn Michaels||5/17/1993||Monday Night Raw|
|Shawn Michaels (2)||Marty Jannetty||6/6/1993||Albany, NY|
|Razor Ramon||Rick Martel||10/11/1993||Monday Night Raw|
|Razor Ramon (2)||Diesel||8/29/1994||SummerSlam|
|Jeff Jarrett||Razor Ramon||1/22/1995||Royal Rumble|
|Jeff Jarrett (2)||Bob Holly||4/26/1995||Action Zone|
|Razor Ramon (3)||Jeff Jarrett||5/19/1995||Montreal, Quebec|
|Jeff Jarrett (3)||Razor Ramon||5/22/1995||Trois-Riveres, Quebec|
|Shawn Michaels (3)||Jeff Jarrett||7/23/1995||IYH 2|
|Dean Douglas||–||10/22/1995||IYH 4|
|Razor Ramon (4)||Dean Douglas||10/22/1995||IYH 4|
|Goldust||Razor Ramon||1/21/1996||Royal Rumble|
|Goldust (2)||Savio Vega||4/1/1996||Monday Night Raw|
|Ahmed Johnson||Goldust||6/23/1996||King of the Ring|
|Marc Mero||Faarooq||9/23/1996||Monday Night Raw|
|Hunter Hearst Helmsley||Marc Mero||10/21/1996||Monday Night Raw|
|Rocky Maivia||Hunter Hearst Helmsley||2/13/1997||Thursday Raw Thursday|
|Owen Hart||Rocky Maivia||4/28/1997||Monday Night Raw|
|Steve Austin||Owen Hart||8/3/1997||SummerSlam|
|Owen Hart (2)||Faarooq||10/5/1997||IYH: Badd Blood|
|Steve Austin (2)||Owen Hart||11/9/1997||Survivor Series|
|The Rock (2)||Steve Austin||12/8/1997||Raw is War|
|Triple H (2)||The Rock||8/30/1998||SummerSlam|
|Ken Shamrock||X-Pac||10/12/1998||Raw is War|
|Val Venis||Ken Shamrock||2/14/1999||St. Valentine’s Day Massacre|
|Road Dogg||Val Venis||3/15/1999||Raw is War|
|Goldust (3)||Road Dogg||3/29/1999||Raw is War|
|The Godfather||Goldust||4/12/1999||Raw is War|
|Jeff Jarrett (4)||The Godfather||5/31/1999||Raw is War|
|Edge||Jeff Jarrett||7/24/1999||Toronto, Ontario|
|Jeff Jarrett (5)||Edge||7/25/1999||Fully Loaded|
|D’Lo Brown||Jeff Jarrett||7/26/1999||Raw is War|
|Jeff Jarrett (6)||D’Lo Brown||8/22/1999||SummerSlam|
|Chyna||Jeff Jarrett||10/17/1999||No Mercy|
|Chris Jericho (2)||Chyna||1/23/2000||Royal Rumble|
|Kurt Angle||Chris Jericho||2/27/2000||No Way Out|
|Chris Benoit||Kurt Angle||4/2/2000||WrestleMania 2000|
|Chris Jericho (3)||Chris Benoit||5/4/2000||Raw is War|
|Chris Benoit (2)||Chris Jericho||5/8/2000||Smackdown!|
|Val Venis (2)||Rikishi||7/6/2000||Smackdown!|
|Chyna (2)||Val Venis||8/27/2000||SummerSlam|
|Eddie Guerrero||Chyna||9/3/2000||Raw is War|
|Billy Gunn||Eddie Guerrero||11/23/2000||Smackdown!|
|Chris Benoit (3)||Billy Gunn||12/10/2000||Armageddon|
|Chris Jericho (4)||Chris Benoit||1/21/2001||Royal Rumble|
|Triple H (3)||Chris Jericho||4/5/2001||Smackdown!|
|Jeff Hardy||Triple H||4/12/2001||Smackdown!|
|Triple H (4)||Jeff Hardy||4/16/2001||Raw is War|
|Kane||Triple H||5/20/2001||Judgment Day|
|Lance Storm||Albert||7/23/2001||Raw is War|
|Edge (2)||Lance Storm||8/19/2001||SummerSlam|
|Edge (3)||Christian||10/21/2001||No Mercy|
|Edge (4)||Test||11/18/2001||Survivor Series|
|William Regal||Edge||1/20/2002||Atlanta, GA|
|Rob Van Dam||William Regal||3/17/2002||WrestleMania X8|
|Eddie Guerrero (2)||Rob Van Dam||4/21/2002||Backlash|
|Rob Van Dam (2)||Eddie Guerrero||5/27/2002||Raw|
|Chris Benoit (4)||Rob Van Dam||7/29/2002||Raw|
|Rob Van Dam (3)||Chris Benoit||8/25/2002||SummerSlam|
|Chris Jericho (5)||Rob Van Dam||9/16/2002||Raw|
|Kane (2)||Chris Jericho||9/30/2002||Raw|
|Triple H (5)||Kane||10/20/2002||No Mercy|
|Christian (2)||–||5/18/2003||Judgment Day|
|Christian (3)||Booker T||8/10/2003||Des Moines, IA|
|Rob Van Dam (4)||Christian||9/29/2003||Raw|
|Chris Jericho (6)||Rob Van Dam||10/27/2003||Raw|
|Rob Van Dam (5)||Chris Jericho||10/27/2003||Raw|
|Randy Orton||Rob Van Dam||12/14/2003||Armageddon|
|Edge (5)||Randy Orton||7/11/2004||Vengeance|
|Chris Jericho (7)||Christian||9/12/2004||Unforgiven|
|Shelton Benjamin||Chris Jericho||10/19/2004||Taboo Tuesday|
|Shelton Benjamin (2)||Ric Flair||2/20/2006||Raw|
|Rob Van Dam (6)||Shelton Benjamin||4/30/2006||Backlash|
|Shelton Benjamin (3)||Rob Van Dam||5/15/2006||Raw|
|Johnny Nitro||Shelton Benjamin||6/25/2006||Vengeance|
|Jeff Hardy (2)||Johnny Nitro||10/2/2006||Raw|
|Johnny Nitro (2)||Jeff Hardy||11/6/2006||Raw|
|Jeff Hardy (3)||Johnny Nitro||11/13/2006||Raw|
|Umaga (2)||Santino Marella||7/2/2007||Raw|
|Jeff Hardy (4)||Umaga||9/3/2007||Raw|
|Chris Jericho (8)||Jeff Hardy||3/10/2008||Raw|
|Kofi Kingston||Chris Jericho||6/29/2008||Night of Champions|
|Santino Marella (2)||Kofi Kingston||8/17/2008||SummerSlam|
|William Regal (2)||Santino Marella||11/10/2008||Raw|
|CM Punk||William Regal||1/19/2009||Raw|
|Rey Mysterio||JBL||4/5/2009||WrestleMania XXV|
|Chris Jericho (9)||Rey Mysterio||6/7/2009||Extreme Rules|
|Rey Mysterio (2)||Chris Jericho||6/28/2009||The Bash|
|John Morrison (3)||Rey Mysterio||9/4/2009||Smackdown!|
|Drew McIntyre||John Morrison||12/13/2009||TLC|
|Kofi Kingston (2)||Drew McIntyre||5/23/2010||Over the Limit|
|Dolph Ziggler||Kofi Kingston||8/6/2010||Smackdown!|
|Kofi Kingston (3)||Dolph Ziggler||1/7/2011||Smackdown!|
|Wade Barrett||Kofi Kingston||3/25/2011||Smackdown!|
|Ezekiel Jackson||Wade Barrett||6/19/2011||Capitol Punishment|
: Pat Patterson wins a fictitious tournament to be crowned the first-ever WWF Intercontinental Champion. People say he beat Ted DiBiase, but who really knows.
: When the Ultimate Warrior won the WWF title at WrestleMania 6 on April 1, 1990, the Intercontinental title became vacant.
: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.
: Shawn Michaels was stripped of the title for not defending the belt within the last 30 days. The real reason though was that he tested positive for steroids and was suspended.
: Ramon and Martel were the last two remaining in a 20-man battle royal. Therefore, they squared off in a match one week later to determine the new Intercontinental champion.
: The belt was held up after a controversial finish. The rematch aired a week later on Action Zone.
: After being attacked outside a Syracuse nightclub on October 14, 1995, Shawn Michaels had to lose the Intercontinental title by forfeit.
: The title was held up after a previous match between these two ended in a no-contest. This was the rematch to determine a champion.
: Ahmed Johnson was forced to vacate the title due to an injury.
: This was a tournament final.
: Austin had to vacate the title after taking the Owen Driver that broke his neck at SummerSlam on September 8, 1997.
: This was a tournament final.
: Austin forfeited the belt to Rock after refusing to defend the Intercontinental title at Mr. McMahon’s request.
: Triple H had to vacate the belt after a leg injury.
: This was a tournament final.
: Billy Gunn was the special guest referee.
: This was a triple-threat match which also included Chyna.
: Due to a controversial double-pin situation, Chris Jericho and Chyna were considered co-champions for three weeks leading into the Royal Rumble where Jericho would secure the title by coming out the winner of a triple-threat match which also included Hardcore Holly.
: This was a triple-threat match which also included Chris Jericho.
: Chyna competed in a inter-gender tag match alongwith Eddie Guerrero to take on Intercontinental champion Val Venis and Trish Stratus. Chyna pinned Trish to win the belt.
: This was a triple-threat match which also included Kurt Angle.
: WCW U.S. champion Edge defeated the Intercontinental champion Test to unify the belts.
: World champion Triple H beat the Intercontinental champion Kane to unify the belts.
: Christian won a nine-man battle royal to win the newly revived Intercontinental title.
: Mick Foley was the special guest referee.
: On September 6, 2004, Edge had to relinguish the title due to injury.
: This was a ladder match to determine a new champion.
: This was a 3-on-2 Handicap Texas Tornado match on Raw featuring Benjamin, Chris Masters and Triple H against WWE Champion John Cena and Rob Van Dam, in which anyone to beat Cena or Van Dam would win their respective title; Benjamin pinned Van Dam.
: This was a triple-threat match which also included Carlito.
: Santino teamed up with Beth Phoenix to take on Intercontinental champion Kofi Kingston and Womens champion Mickie James in a “Winner Takes All” match.
Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com
|Buddy Rogers||Antonino Rocca||4/29/1963||Rio de Janeiro|
|Bruno Sammartino||Buddy Rogers||5/17/1963||New York, NY|
|Ivan Koloff||Bruno Sammartino||1/18/1971||New York, NY|
|Pedro Morales||Ivan Koloff||2/8/1971||New York, NY|
|Stan Stasiak||Pedro Morales||12/1/1973||Philadelphia, PA|
|Bruno Sammartino (2)||Stan Stasiak||12/10/1973||New York, NY|
|Superstar Billy Graham||Bruno Sammartino||4/30/1977||Baltimore, MD|
|Bob Backlund||Superstar Billy Graham||2/20/1978||New York, NY|
|The Iron Sheik||Bob Backlund||12/26/1983||New York, NY|
|Hulk Hogan||The Iron Sheik||1/23/1984||New York, NY|
|Andre the Giant||Hulk Hogan||2/5/1988||The Main Event|
|Randy Savage||Ted DiBiase||3/27/1988||WrestleMania IV|
|Hulk Hogan (2)||Randy Savage||4/2/1989||WrestleMania V|
|Ultimate Warrior||Hulk Hogan||4/1/1990||WrestleMania VI|
|Sgt. Slaughter||Ultimate Warrior||1/19/1991||Royal Rumble|
|Hulk Hogan (3)||Sgt. Slaughter||3/24/1991||WrestleMania VII|
|The Undertaker||Hulk Hogan||11/27/1991||Survivor Series|
|Hulk Hogan (4)||The Undertaker||12/3/1991||This TuesdayIn Texas|
|Ric Flair||–||1/19/1992||Royal Rumble|
|RandySavage (2)||Ric Flair||4/5/1992||WrestleMania VIII|
|Ric Flair (2)||Randy Savage||9/14/1992||Prime Time Wrestling|
|Bret Hart||Ric Flair||10/12/1992||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|Yokozuna||Bret Hart||4/4/1993||WrestleMania IX|
|Hulk Hogan (5)||Yokozuna||4/4/1993||WrestleMania IX|
|Yokozuna (2)||Hulk Hogan||6/13/1993||King of the Ring|
|Bret Hart (2)||Yokozuna||3/20/1994||WrestleMania X|
|Bob Backlund (2)||Bret Hart||11/23/1994||Survivor Series|
|Diesel||Bob Backlund||11/26/1994||New York, NY|
|Bret Hart (3)||Diesel||11/19/1995||Survivor Series|
|Shawn Michaels||Bret Hart||3/31/1996||WrestleMania XII|
|Psycho Sid||Shawn Michaels||11/17/1996||Survivor Series|
|Shawn Michaels (2)||Psycho Sid||1/19/1997||Royal Rumble|
|Bret Hart (4)||The Undertaker||2/16/1997||IYH: Final Four|
|Psycho Sid (2)||Bret Hart||2/17/1997||Monday Night Raw|
|The Undertaker (2)||Psycho Sid||3/23/1997||WrestleMania 13|
|Bret Hart (5)||The Undertaker||8/3/1997||SummerSlam|
|Shawn Michaels (3)||Bret Hart||11/9/1997||Survivor Series|
|Steve Austin||Shawn Michaels||3/29/1998||WrestleMania XIV|
|Kane||Steve Austin||6/28/1998||King of the Ring|
|Steve Austin (2)||Kane||6/29/1998||Raw is War|
|The Rock||Mankind||11/15/1998||Survivor Series|
|Mankind||The Rock||1/4/1999||Raw is War|
|The Rock (2)||Mankind||1/24/1999||Royal Rumble|
|Mankind (2)||The Rock||1/31/1999||Halftime HeAt|
|The Rock (3)||Mankind||2/15/1999||Raw is War|
|Steve Austin (3)||The Rock||3/28/1999||WrestleMania XV|
|The Undertaker (3)||Steve Austin||5/23/1999||Over the Edge|
|Steve Austin (4)||The Undertaker||6/28/1999||Raw is War|
|Mankind (3)||Steve Austin||8/22/1999||SummerSlam|
|Triple H||Mankind||8/23/1999||Raw is War|
|Vince McMahon||Triple H||9/16/1999||Smackdown!|
|Triple H (2)||–||9/26/1999||Unforgiven|
|Big Show||Triple H||11/14/1999||Survivor Series|
|Triple H (3)||Big Show||1/3/2000||Raw is War|
|The Rock (4)||Triple H||4/30/2000||Backlash|
|Triple H (4)||The Rock||5/21/2000||Judgment Day|
|The Rock (5)||Vince McMahon||6/25/2000||King of the Ring|
|Kurt Angle||The Rock||10/22/2000||No Mercy|
|The Rock (6)||Kurt Angle||2/25/2001||No Way Out|
|Steve Austin (5)||The Rock||4/1/2001||WrestleMania X-7|
|Kurt Angle (2)||Steve Austin||9/23/2001||Unforgiven|
|Steve Austin (6)||Kurt Angle||10/8/2001||Raw is War|
|Chris Jericho||Steve Austin||12/9/2001||Vengeance|
|Triple H (5)||Chris Jericho||3/17/2002||WrestleMania X8|
|Hulk Hogan (6)||Triple H||4/21/2002||Backlash|
|The Undertaker (4)||Hulk Hogan||5/19/2002||Judgment Day|
|The Rock (7)||The Undertaker||7/21/2002||Vengeance|
|Brock Lesnar||The Rock||8/25/2002||SummerSlam|
|Big Show (2)||Brock Lesnar||11/17/2002||Survivor Series|
|Kurt Angle (3)||Big Show||12/15/2002||Armageddon|
|Brock Lesnar (2)||Kurt Angle||3/30/2003||WrestleMania XIX|
|Kurt Angle (4)||Brock Lesnar||7/27/2003||Vengeance|
|Brock Lesnar (3)||Kurt Angle||9/18/2003||Smackdown!|
|Eddie Guerrero||Brock Lesnar||2/15/2004||No Way Out|
|JBL||Eddie Guerrero||6/27/2004||Great American Bash|
|John Cena||JBL||4/3/2005||WrestleMania 21|
|Edge||John Cena||1/8/2006||New Year’sRevolution|
|John Cena (2)||Edge||1/29/2006||Royal Rumble|
|Rob Van Dam||John Cena||6/11/2006||One Night Stand|
|Edge (2)||Rob Van Dam||7/3/2006||Raw|
|John Cena (3)||Edge||9/17/2006||Unforgiven|
|Randy Orton||–||10/7/2007||No Mercy|
|Triple H (6)||Randy Orton||10/7/2007||No Mercy|
|Randy Orton (2)||Triple H||10/7/2007||No Mercy|
|Triple H (7)||Randy Orton||4/27/2008||Backlash|
|Edge (3)||Triple H||11/23/2008||Survivor Series|
|Edge (4)||Jeff Hardy||1/25/2009||Royal Rumble|
|Triple H (8)||Undertaker||2/15/2009||No Way Out|
|Randy Orton (3)||Triple H||4/26/2009||Backlash|
|Batista||Randy Orton||6/7/2009||Extreme Rules|
|Randy Orton (4)||Big Show||6/15/2009||Raw|
|John Cena (4)||Randy Orton||9/13/2009||Breaking Point|
|Randy Orton (5)||John Cena||10/4/2009||Hell in a Cell|
|John Cena (5)||Randy Orton||10/25/2009||Bragging Rights|
|John Cena (6)||Triple H||2/21/2010||Elimination Chamber|
|Batista (2)||John Cena||2/21/2010||Elimination Chamber|
|John Cena (7)||Batista||3/28/2010||WrestleMania XXVI|
|Sheamus (2)||John Cena||6/20/2010||Fatal 4-Way|
|Randy Orton (6)||Sheamus||9/19/2010||Night of Champions|
|The Miz||Randy Orton||11/22/2010||Raw|
|John Cena (8)||The Miz||5/1/2011||Extreme Rules|
|CM Punk||John Cena||7/17/2011||Money in the Bank|
|Rey Mysterio||The Miz||7/25/2011||Raw|
|John Cena (9)||Rey Mysterio||7/25/2011||Raw|
: Immediately after Andre won the title from Hogan thanks to some refereeing hijinks, Andre gave up the belt and handed it over to Ted DiBiase. This of course did not stand as an actual title change and due to the controversy over Andre’s title win, the belt became and a title tournament was scheduled for WrestleMania IV.
: Because of all the shenanigans that had caused the WWF title to change hands over the past week, WWF President Jack Tunney declared the title vacant and that the winner of the Royal Rumble would be crowned the new champion.
: On February 13, 1997 edition of Monday Night Raw when WWF champion Shawn Michaels announced that he had “Lost His Smile”, he decided to vacate the championship. The real reason being though was he had suffered a knee injury.
: This was a six-man tag team match with the Rock, Undertaker and Kane on one side taking on Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and the WWF Champion Triple H. Rock pinned Vince McMahon to win the title.
: Because of Raw and Smackdown becoming seperate “brands” or TV shows and due to the re-creation of the World Championship title awarded to Triple H which was exclusive to Raw, it was during Brock’s first title reign title when this belt was no longer considered an undisputed championship and became simply known as the WWE title which became exclusive to Smackdown.
: After waiting for nine months, Edge wisely cashes in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase which guarantees himself a title shot for any title at any moment that he wants to use it that he won at WrestleMania 21 on John Cena right after he regained his WWE title in an elimination chamber match.
: This was a four-man elimination match which also included John Cena and JBL. The title would finally return to Smackdown when WWE Champion Triple H was drafted to Smackdown on the June 23, 2008 edition of Raw.
: This was a triple-threat match which also included Vladimir Kozlov. Jeff Hardy was originally scheduled to compete, but was unable to compete. Edge returned as Hardy’s surprise replacement halfway into the match and won the WWE title for the third time.
: This was an elimination chamber match including WWE champion Edge, Vladimir Kozlov, Big Show and Jeff Hardy. It came down to Triple H pinning The Undertaker with the Pedigree to win his eighth WWE title.
: Randy Orton regained the WWE title in a six-man tag match after pinning Triple H. Orton’s team consisted of Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. against the former WWE champion Triple H, Batista, and Shane McMahon.
: The night after Extreme Rules, Batista forfeited the title because of a legit bicep tendon tear that happened PRIOR TO THE TITLE CHANGE. Not sure why they even went through with the title switch in the first place, but they did. The title was put up for grabs a week later in a fatal four way match where Orton pinned Big Show. The match also included Triple H and John Cena. Aaaaand we return to square one. Also just for reference, this would be the seventh time the belt has changed hands in seven months. The most in a seven month period since November 1998 into June 1999! WHAT THE F!
: With only a little over an hour left on his WWE contract, CM Punk pinned John Cena clean in the middle of the ring to win the WWE title. Once it became twelve midnight on July 18, CM Punk was no longer the WWE champion, had no status as WWE champion, and the title that he took with him (whether in storyline terms or legitimately) became meaningless. Therefore on July 18, a new WWE champion had to be crowned and an eight-man tournament was started. However, the Rey Mysterio/Miz tournament finals were then postponed until July 25.
Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com