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

The Miz 11/15/16 Wilkes-Barre, PA SmackDown

Dean Ambrose 01/03/17 Jacksonville, FL SmackDown

The Miz 06/04/17 Baltimore, MD Extreme Rules

Go Back To WWE Title History