WWE Intercontinental Title

Champion Date Location Event
Pat Patterson 09/01/79 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil House Show
* * * NOTES: Pat Patterson win the title in a fictional championship tournament..
Ken Patera 04/21/80 New York City, NY House Show
Pedro Morales 12/08/80 New York City, NY House Show
Don Muraco 11/23/81 New York City, NY House Show
Pedro Morales 11/23/82 New York City, NY House Show
Don Muraco 01/22/83 New York City, NY House Show
Tito Santana 02/11/84 Boston, MA House Show
Greg Valentine 09/24/84 London, England Maple Leaf Wrestling
Tito Santana 07/06/85 Baltimore, MD House Show
Randy Savage 02/08/86 Boston, MA House Show
Ricky Steamboat 03/29/87 Pontiac, MI Wrestlemania III
The Honky Tonk Man 06/02/87 Buffalo, NY Superstars
The Ultimate Warrior 08/29/88 New York City, NY Summerslam 88
Rick Rude 04/02/89 Atlantic City, NJ Wrestlemania V
The Ultimate Warrior 08/28/89 East Rutherford, NJ SummerSlam 89
Mr Perfect 05/19/90 Austin, TX WWF Superstars
The Texas Tornado 08/27/90 Philadelphia, PA SummerSlam 90
Mr Perfect 12/15/90 Rochester, NY WWF Superstars
Bret Hart 08/26/91 New York City, NY SummerSlam 91
The Mountie 01/17/92 Springfield, MA House Show
Roddy Piper 01/19/92 Albany, NY Royal Rumble
Bret Hart 04/05/92 Indianapolis, IN WrestleMania VIII
Davey Boy Smith 08/29/92 London, England SummerSlam 92
Shawn Michaels 10/27/92 Terre Haute, IN Saturday Night’s Main Event
Marty Jannetty 05/17/93 New York City, NY RAW
Shawn Michaels 06/06/93 Albany, NY House Show
* * * NOTES: Shawn Michaels was stripped of the championship for failing to defend it within 30 days..
Razor Ramon 09/27/93 New Haven, CT RAW
* * * NOTES: Razor Ramon won a RAW battle royal.
Diesel 04/30/94 Rochester, NY WWF Superstars
Razor Ramon 08/29/94 Chicago, IL SummerSlam 94
Jeff Jarrett 01/22/95 Tampa, FL Royal Rumble
* * * NOTES: The championship was later held up when Jarrett’s title defense against Bob Holly ended in controversy.  
Jeff Jarrett 04/26/95 Moline, AL House Show
Razor Ramon 05/19/95 Montreal, Quebec, Canada House Show
Jeff Jarrett 05/21/95 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada House Show
Shawn Michaels 07/23/95 Nashville, TN In Your House 2
* * * NOTES: Dean Douglas was awarded the title by forfeit due to Michaels being attacked outside a nightclub in Syracuse, NY on October 14, 1995.
Dean Douglas 10/22/95 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada In Your House 4
Razor Ramon 10/22/95 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada In Your House 4
Goldust 01/21/96 Fresno, CA Royal Rumble
* * * NOTES: The title was held up when a title defense against Savio Vega ended in a no contest. The match aired April 15, 1996 on tape delay.
Goldust 04/22/96 San Bernadino, CA RAW
Ahmed Johnson 06/23/96 Milwaukee, WI King of the Ring
* * * NOTES: Johnson forfeited the title after being attacked by Faarooq after winning an 11-man battle royal.
Marc Mero 09/23/96 Hershey, PA RAW
Hunter Hearst Helmsley 10/21/96 Fort Wayne, IN RAW
The Rock 02/13/97 Lowell, MA RAW
Owen Hart 04/28/97 Omaha, NE RAW
Steve Austin 08/03/97 East Rutherford, NJ SummerSlam 97
Owen Hart 10/05/97 St Louis, MO RAW
Steve Austin 11/09/97 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Survivor Series
The Rock 12/08/97 Portland, OR RAW
* * * NOTES: Steve Austin handed the title to Rock.
Triple H 08/30/98 New York City, NY SummerSlam 98
* * * NOTES: Vacated the title on October 9, 1998.
Ken Shamrock 10/12/98 Uniondale, NY RAW
* * * NOTES: Defeated X-Pac in a tournament final.
Val Venis 02/14/99 Memphis, TN In Your House: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Road Dogg 03/15/99 San Jose, CA RAW
Goldust 03/29/99 East Rutherford, NJ RAW
The Godfather 04/12/99 Detroit, MI RAW
Jeff Jarrett 05/25/99 Moline, IL RAW
Edge 07/24/99 Toronto, Ontario, Canada House Show
Jeff Jarrett 07/25/99 Buffalo, NY Fully Loaded
D-Lo Brown 07/27/99 Columbus, OH RAW
Jeff Jarrett 08/22/99 Minneapolis, MN SummerSlam 99
Chyna 10/17/99 Cleveland, OH No Mercy
Chris Jericho 12/12/99 Fort Lauderdale, FL Armeggedon
* * * NOTES: On December 30, 1999, a title match between Chyna and Jericho ended in a double pinfall; as a result they were recognized as co-champions. WWE doesn’t recognize this period as an official reign as the title is considered vacant.
Chris Jericho & Chyna 01/03/00 Miami, FL  RAW
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho and Chyna became co-champions.
Chris Jericho 01/23/00 New York City, NY Royal Rumble
Kurt Angle 02/27/00 Hartford, CT No Way Out
Chris Benoit 04/02/00 Anaheim, CA Wrestlemania 2000
Chris Jericho 05/02/00 Richmond, VA SmackDown
Chris Benoit 05/08/00 Uniondale, NY RAW
Rikishi Phatu 06/21/00 Memphis, TN SmackDown
Val Venis 07/05/00 Fort Lauderdale, FL SmackDown
Chyna 08/27/00 Raleigh, NC SummerSlam 2000
Eddy Guerrero 09/04/00 Lexington, KY RAW
Billy Gunn 11/21/00 Fort Lauderdale, FL SmackDown
Chris Benoit 12/10/00 Birmingham, AL Armaggedon
Chris Jericho 01/21/01 New Orleans, LA Royal Rumble
Triple H  04/05/01 Oklahoma City, OK SmackDown
Jeff Hardy 04/12/01 Philadelphia, PA Smackdown
Triple H 04/16/01 Knoxville, TN RAW
Kane 05/20/01 Sacramento, CA Judgement Day
* * * NOTES: This was a chain match.
Albert 06/28/01 New York, NY Smackdown
Lance Storm 07/23/01 Buffalo, NY RAW
Edge 08/30/01 San Jose, CA SummerSlam
Christian 09/23/01 Pittsburgh, PA Unforgiven
Edge 10/21/01 Pittsburgh, PA No Mercy
Test 11/05/01 Long Island, NY RAW
Edge 11/18/01 Greensboro, NC Survivor Series
* * * NOTES: Edge unified the WWE Intercontinental and WCW US championships.
William Regal 01/20/02 Greensboro, NC Royal Rumble
Rob Van Dam 03/17/02 Toronto, Ontario, Canada WrestleMania 18
* * * NOTES: The WWE Intercontinental title became property of RAW.
Eddie Guerrero 04/21/02 Kansas City, MO Backlash
Rob Van Dam 05/27/02 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada RAW
* * * NOTES: Ladder Match.
Chris Benoit 07/29/02 Greensboro, SC RAW
* * * NOTES: Chris Benoit defected to SmackDown! with the Intercontinental title.
Rob Van Dam 08/25/02 New York, NY SummerSlam
* * * NOTES: Rob Van Dam brings the Intercontinental title back to RAW.
Chris Jericho 09/16/02 Denver, CO RAW
Kane 09/30/02 Houston, TX RAW
* * * NOTES: The Intercontinental title was “retired” on October 20th, 2002.
Christian 05/18/03 Charlotte, NC Judgment Day
* * * NOTES: Christian won a Battle Royal for the vacant title.
Booker T 07/07/03 Montral, Ontario, Canada RAW
* * * NOTES: No-DQ/No Countout Match.
Christian 08/10/03 Des Moines, IA Live Event
Rob Van Dam 09/29/03 Chicago, IL RAW
* * * NOTES: Ladder Match.
Chris Jericho 10/27/03 Fayetteville, NC RAW
Rob Van Dam 10/27/03 Fayetteville, NC RAW
* * * NOTES: Steel Cage Match.
Randy Orton 12/14/03 Orlando, FL Armageddon
Edge 07/12/04 Hartford, CT Vengeance
* * * NOTES: Edge was stripped due to injury.
Chris Jericho 09/12/04 Portland, OR Unforgiven
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho won a Ladder Match.
Shelton Benjamin 10/19/04 Milwaukee, WI Taboo Tuesday
Carlito Cool 06/20/05 Phoenix, AZ RAW
* * * NOTES: Carlito wins the title in his first match on RAW.
Ric Flair 09/18/05 Oklahoma City, OK Unforgiven
Shelton Benjamin 02/20/06 Trenton, NJ RAW
* * * NOTES: Shelton Benjamin cheated!.
Rob Van Dam 04/30/06 Lexington, KY Backlash
Shelton Benjamin 05/15/06 Lubbock, TX RAW
* * * NOTES: Special Handicap Match.
Johnny Nitro 06/25/06 Charlotte, NC Vengeance
* * * NOTES: Triple Threat Match.
Jeff Hardy 10/02/06 Topeka, KS RAW
Johnny Nitro 11/06/06 Columbus, OH RAW
Jeff Hardy 11/13/06 Manchester, England RAW
Umaga 02/19/07 Bakersfield, CA RAW
Santino Marella 04/16/07 Milan, Italy RAW
* * * NOTES: Portrayed as a “FAN”.
Umaga 07/02/07 Dallas, TX RAW
Jeff Hardy 09/03/07 Columbus, OH RAW
Chris Jericho 03/10/08 Milwaukee, WI RAW
Kofi Kingston 06/29/08 Dallas, TX Night of Champions
Santino Marella 08/17/08 Indianapolis, IN SummerSlam
* * * NOTES: Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix beat Kofi Kingston and Mickie James in a “Winner Take All” match to win the WWE Intercontinental title and WWE Women’s title.
William Regal 11/10/08 Manchester, England RAW
* * * NOTES: William Regal won the title in less than a minute in front of his fellow countrymen!.
C.M. Punk 01/25/09 Chicago, IL Royal Rumble
* * * NOTES: C.M. Punk defeated William Regal in a No-DQ Match!.
John Bradshaw Layfield 03/09/09 Jacksonville, FL RAW
Rey Mysterio 04/05/09 Houston, TX WrestleMania 25
* * * NOTES: Rey Mysterio defeated JBL in 21-seconds and caused JBL to QUIT the company..
Chris Jericho 06/07/09 New Orleans, LA Extreme Rules
* * * NOTES: This was a No Holds Barred match where Jericho threw Mysterio off his game by unmasking him during the match.
Rey Mysterio 06/28/09 Sacramento, CA The Bash
* * * NOTES: Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Jericho to win the WWE Intercontinental title and retain his prized mask..
* * * NOTES: Rey Mysterio was forced to drop the title after a violation of the WWE wellness (drug) policy..
John Morrison 09/04/09 Cleveland, OH SmackDown
Drew McIntyre 12/13/09 San Antonio, TX Tables, Ladders, and Chairs
* * * NOTES: Drew McIntyre was stripped by SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long on May 7th after McIntyre assaulted Matt Hardy and refused to obey Long’s demands to stop. Long first suspended Drew, then stripped him of the title, and then ultimately fired him!
Kofi Kingston 05/14/10 Buffalo, NY SmackDown
* * * NOTES: Kofi Kingston defeated Christian in the finals of a 4-man tournament to win the vacant WWE Intercontinental title! However, Drew McIntyre showed up with a letter from Vince McMahon overruling Theodore Long’s decisions from last week. Kingston’s title victory was voided and the title returned to McIntyre!
Drew McIntyre 05/14/10 Buffalo, NY SmackDown
* * * NOTES: Drew McIntyre was reinstated as WWE Intercontinental champion by order of Vince McMahon.
Kofi Kingston 05/23/10 Detroit, MI Over the Limit
Dolph Ziggler 08/06/10 Laredo, TX SmackDown
Kofi Kingston 01/07/11 Tucsan, AZ SmackDown
Wade Barrett 03/25/11 Columbus, OH SmackDown
Ezekiel Jackson 06/19/11 Washington DC Capitol Punishment
Cody Rhodes 08/12/11 Sacramento, CA SmackDown
The Big Show 04/01/12 Miami, FL WrestleMania 28
Cody Rhodes 04/29/12 Chicago, IL Extreme Rules
Christian 05/20/12 Raleigh, NC Over The Limit
The Miz 07/23/12 St. Louis, MO RAW 1000
Kofi Kingston 10/17/12 Memphis, TN Main Event
Wade Barrett 12/31/12 Washington, DC RAW
The Miz 04/07/13 East Rutherford, NJ Wrestlemania 29
Wade Barrett 04/08/13 East Rutherford, NJ RAW
Curtis Axel 06/16/13 Chicago, IL Payback
Big E Langston 11/18/13 Nashville, TN RAW
Wade Barrett 05/04/14 East Rutherford, NJ Extreme Rules
The Miz 07/20/14 Tampa, FL Battleground
* * * NOTES: The Miz won a 19-man over-the-top-rope Battle Royale to win the vacant WWE Intercontinental championship. Participants included: Big E, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, R-Truth, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, Damien Sandow, Heath Slater, Diego, Sin Cara, Xavier Woods, The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, Bo Dallas, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, and WWE United States champion Sheamus.  Wade Barrett was forced to vacate the title due to an injury.
Dolph Ziggler 08/17/14 Los Angeles, CA SummerSlam
The Miz 09/21/14 Nashville, TN Night of Champions
Dolph Ziggler 09/22/14 Memphis, TN RAW
Luke Harper 11/17/14 Roanoke, VA RAW
Dolph Ziggler 12/14/14 Cleveland, OH TLC…and Stairs
Wade Barrett 01/05/15 Corpus Christi, TX RAW
Daniel Bryan 03/29/15 Santa Clara, CA WrestleMania 31
* * * NOTES: Daniel Bryan defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Stardust, Luke Harper, and R-Truth in a ladder match to win the title.
Title vacant 05/11/15 Cincinnati, OH RAW
* * * NOTES: Daniel Bryan vacated the title due to injury.
Ryback 05/31/15 Corpus Christi, TX Elimination Chamber
* * * NOTES: Ryback defeated King Barrett, Sheamus, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, and Mark Henry in an Elimination Chamber match to win the vacant WWE Intercontinental title.
Kevin Owens 09/20/15 Houston, TX Night of Champions
Dean Ambrose 12/13/15 Boston, MA TLC
Kevin Owens 02/15/16 Anaheim, CA RAW
* * * NOTES: Kevin Owens defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Dean Ambrose, Stardust, Tyler Breeze, and Dolph Ziggler in a fatal 5-way match to win the title.
Zack Ryder 04/03/16 Dallas, TX WrestleMania 32
* * * NOTES: Zack Ryder defeated Dolph Ziggler, the Miz, Stardust, Sami Zayn, Sin Cara, and WWE Intercontinental champion Kevin Owens in a ladder match to win the title.
The Miz 04/04/16 Dallas, TX RAW
Dolph Ziggler 10/09/16 Sacramento, CA No Mercy

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