WWE Intercontinental Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Pat Patterson 9/1/1979 Rio de Janeiro[1]
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[2]
Mr. Perfect Tito Santana 4/23/1990 Superstars[3]
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[4]
Razor Ramon Rick Martel 10/11/1993 Monday Night Raw[5]
Diesel Razor Ramon 4/13/1994 Superstars
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[6]
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[7]
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[8]
Ahmed Johnson Goldust 6/23/1996 King of the Ring[9]
Marc Mero Faarooq 9/23/1996 Monday Night Raw[10]
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[11]
Owen Hart (2) Faarooq 10/5/1997 IYH: Badd Blood[12]
Steve Austin (2) Owen Hart 11/9/1997 Survivor Series
The Rock (2) Steve Austin 12/8/1997 Raw is War[13]
Triple H (2) The Rock 8/30/1998 SummerSlam[14]
Ken Shamrock X-Pac 10/12/1998 Raw is War[15]
Val Venis Ken Shamrock 2/14/1999 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre[16]
Road Dogg Val Venis 3/15/1999 Raw is War
Goldust (3) Road Dogg 3/29/1999 Raw is War[17]
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 Chyna 12/12/1999 Armageddon
Chris Jericho (2) Chyna 1/23/2000 Royal Rumble[18]
Kurt Angle Chris Jericho 2/27/2000 No Way Out
Chris Benoit Kurt Angle 4/2/2000 WrestleMania 2000[19]
Chris Jericho (3) Chris Benoit 5/4/2000 Raw is War
Chris Benoit (2) Chris Jericho 5/8/2000 Smackdown!
Rikishi Chris Benoit 6/22/2000 Smackdown!
Val Venis (2) Rikishi 7/6/2000 Smackdown!
Chyna (2) Val Venis 8/27/2000 SummerSlam[20]
Eddie Guerrero Chyna 9/3/2000 Raw is War[21]
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
Albert Kane 6/28/2001 Smackdown!
Lance Storm Albert 7/23/2001 Raw is War
Edge (2) Lance Storm 8/19/2001 SummerSlam
Christian Edge 9/23/2001 Unforgiven
Edge (3) Christian 10/21/2001 No Mercy
Test Edge 11/5/2001 Raw
Edge (4) Test 11/18/2001 Survivor Series[22]
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[23]
Christian (2) 5/18/2003 Judgment Day[24]
Booker T Christian 7/7/2003 Raw
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[25]
Edge (5) Randy Orton 7/11/2004 Vengeance[26]
Chris Jericho (7) Christian 9/12/2004 Unforgiven[27]
Shelton Benjamin Chris Jericho 10/19/2004 Taboo Tuesday
Carlito Shelton Benjamin 6/21/2005 Raw
Ric Flair Carlito 9/19/2005 Unforgiven
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[28]
Johnny Nitro Shelton Benjamin 6/25/2006 Vengeance[29]
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 Jeff Hardy 2/19/2007 Raw
Santino Marella Umaga 4/16/2007 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[30]
William Regal (2) Santino Marella 11/10/2008 Raw
CM Punk William Regal 1/19/2009 Raw
JBL CM Punk 3/9/2009 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

Footnotes:
[1]: 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.
[2]: When the Ultimate Warrior won the WWF title at WrestleMania 6 on April 1, 1990, the Intercontinental title became vacant.
[3]: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.
[4]: 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.
[5]: 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.
[6]: The belt was held up after a controversial finish. The rematch aired a week later on Action Zone.
[7]: After being attacked outside a Syracuse nightclub on October 14, 1995, Shawn Michaels had to lose the Intercontinental title by forfeit.
[8]: 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.
[9]: Ahmed Johnson was forced to vacate the title due to an injury.
[10]: This was a tournament final.
[11]: Austin had to vacate the title after taking the Owen Driver that broke his neck at SummerSlam on September 8, 1997.
[12]: This was a tournament final.
[13]: Austin forfeited the belt to Rock after refusing to defend the Intercontinental title at Mr. McMahon’s request.
[14]: Triple H had to vacate the belt after a leg injury.
[15]: This was a tournament final.
[16]: Billy Gunn was the special guest referee.
[17]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Chyna.
[18]: 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.
[19]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Chris Jericho.
[20]: 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.
[21]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Kurt Angle.
[22]: WCW U.S. champion Edge defeated the Intercontinental champion Test to unify the belts.
[23]: World champion Triple H beat the Intercontinental champion Kane to unify the belts.
[24]: Christian won a nine-man battle royal to win the newly revived Intercontinental title.
[25]: Mick Foley was the special guest referee.
[26]: On September 6, 2004, Edge had to relinguish the title due to injury.
[27]: This was a ladder match to determine a new champion.
[28]: 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.
[29]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Carlito.
[30]: 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

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