WWE Intercontinental Title

Intercontinental belt

ChampionDateLocationEvent
Pat Patterson09/01/79Rio de Janeiro, BrazilHouse Show
* * * NOTES: Pat Patterson win the title in a fictional championship tournament.
Ken Patera04/21/80New York City, NYHouse Show
Pedro Morales12/08/80New York City, NYHouse Show
Don Muraco11/23/81New York City, NYHouse Show
Pedro Morales11/23/82New York City, NYHouse Show
Don Muraco01/22/83New York City, NYHouse Show
Tito Santana02/11/84Boston, MAHouse Show
Greg Valentine09/24/84London, EnglandMaple Leaf Wrestling
Tito Santana07/06/85Baltimore, MDHouse Show
Randy Savage02/08/86Boston, MAHouse Show
Ricky Steamboat03/29/87Pontiac, MIWrestlemania III
The Honky Tonk Man06/02/87Buffalo, NYSuperstars
The Ultimate Warrior08/29/88New York City, NYSummerslam 88
Rick Rude04/02/89Atlantic City, NJWrestlemania V
The Ultimate Warrior08/28/89East Rutherford, NJSummerSlam 89
Mr Perfect05/19/90Austin, TXWWF Superstars
The Texas Tornado08/27/90Philadelphia, PASummerSlam 90
Mr Perfect12/15/90Rochester, NYWWF Superstars
Bret Hart08/26/91New York City, NYSummerSlam 91
The Mountie01/17/92Springfield, MAHouse Show
Roddy Piper01/19/92Albany, NYRoyal Rumble
Bret Hart04/05/92Indianapolis, INWrestleMania VIII
Davey Boy Smith08/29/92London, EnglandSummerSlam 92
Shawn Michaels10/27/92Terre Haute, INSaturday Night’s Main Event
Marty Jannetty05/17/93New York City, NYRAW
Shawn Michaels06/06/93Albany, NYHouse Show
* * * NOTES: Shawn Michaels was stripped of the championship for failing to defend it within 30 days..
Razor Ramon09/27/93New Haven, CTRAW
* * * NOTES: Razor Ramon won a RAW battle royal.
Diesel04/30/94Rochester, NYWWF Superstars
Razor Ramon08/29/94Chicago, ILSummerSlam 94
Jeff Jarrett01/22/95Tampa, FLRoyal Rumble
* * * NOTES: The championship was later held up when Jarrett’s title defense against Bob Holly ended in controversy.  
Jeff Jarrett04/26/95Moline, ALHouse Show
Razor Ramon05/19/95Montreal, Quebec, CanadaHouse Show
Jeff Jarrett05/21/95Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CanadaHouse Show
Shawn Michaels07/23/95Nashville, TNIn 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 Douglas10/22/95Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaIn Your House 4
Razor Ramon10/22/95Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaIn Your House 4
Goldust01/21/96Fresno, CARoyal 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.
Goldust04/22/96San Bernadino, CARAW
Ahmed Johnson06/23/96Milwaukee, WIKing of the Ring
* * * NOTES: Johnson forfeited the title after being attacked by Faarooq after winning an 11-man battle royal.
Marc Mero09/23/96Hershey, PARAW
Hunter Hearst Helmsley10/21/96Fort Wayne, INRAW
The Rock02/13/97Lowell, MARAW
Owen Hart04/28/97Omaha, NERAW
Steve Austin08/03/97East Rutherford, NJSummerSlam 97
Owen Hart10/05/97St Louis, MORAW
Steve Austin11/09/97Montreal, Quebec, CanadaSurvivor Series
The Rock12/08/97Portland, ORRAW
* * * NOTES: Steve Austin handed the title to Rock.
Triple H08/30/98New York City, NYSummerSlam 98
* * * NOTES: Vacated the title on October 9, 1998.
Ken Shamrock10/12/98Uniondale, NYRAW
* * * NOTES: Defeated X-Pac in a tournament final.
Val Venis02/14/99Memphis, TNIn Your House: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Road Dogg03/15/99San Jose, CARAW
Goldust03/29/99East Rutherford, NJRAW
The Godfather04/12/99Detroit, MIRAW
Jeff Jarrett05/25/99Moline, ILRAW
Edge07/24/99Toronto, Ontario, CanadaHouse Show
Jeff Jarrett07/25/99Buffalo, NYFully Loaded
D-Lo Brown07/27/99Columbus, OHRAW
Jeff Jarrett08/22/99Minneapolis, MNSummerSlam 99
Chyna10/17/99Cleveland, OHNo Mercy
Chris Jericho12/12/99Fort Lauderdale, FLArmeggedon
* * * 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 & Chyna01/03/00Miami, FL RAW
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho and Chyna became co-champions.
Chris Jericho01/23/00New York City, NYRoyal Rumble
Kurt Angle02/27/00Hartford, CTNo Way Out
Chris Benoit04/02/00Anaheim, CAWrestlemania 2000
Chris Jericho05/02/00Richmond, VASmackDown
Chris Benoit05/08/00Uniondale, NYRAW
Rikishi Phatu06/21/00Memphis, TNSmackDown
Val Venis07/05/00Fort Lauderdale, FLSmackDown
Chyna08/27/00Raleigh, NCSummerSlam 2000
Eddy Guerrero09/04/00Lexington, KYRAW
Billy Gunn11/21/00Fort Lauderdale, FLSmackDown
Chris Benoit12/10/00Birmingham, ALArmaggedon
Chris Jericho01/21/01New Orleans, LARoyal Rumble
Triple H 04/05/01Oklahoma City, OKSmackDown
Jeff Hardy04/12/01Philadelphia, PASmackdown
Triple H04/16/01Knoxville, TNRAW
Kane05/20/01Sacramento, CAJudgement Day
* * * NOTES: This was a chain match.
Albert06/28/01New York, NYSmackdown
Lance Storm07/23/01Buffalo, NYRAW
Edge08/30/01San Jose, CASummerSlam
Christian09/23/01Pittsburgh, PAUnforgiven
Edge10/21/01Pittsburgh, PANo Mercy
Test11/05/01Long Island, NYRAW
Edge11/18/01Greensboro, NCSurvivor Series
* * * NOTES: Edge unified the WWE Intercontinental and WCW US championships.
William Regal01/20/02Greensboro, NCRoyal Rumble
Rob Van Dam03/17/02Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWrestleMania 18
* * * NOTES: The WWE Intercontinental title became property of RAW.
Eddie Guerrero04/21/02Kansas City, MOBacklash
Rob Van Dam05/27/02Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaRAW
* * * NOTES: Ladder Match.
Chris Benoit07/29/02Greensboro, SCRAW
* * * NOTES: Chris Benoit defected to SmackDown! with the Intercontinental title.
Rob Van Dam08/25/02New York, NYSummerSlam
* * * NOTES: Rob Van Dam brings the Intercontinental title back to RAW.
Chris Jericho09/16/02Denver, CORAW
Kane09/30/02Houston, TXRAW
* * * NOTES: The Intercontinental title was “retired” on October 20th, 2002.
Christian05/18/03Charlotte, NCJudgment Day
* * * NOTES: Christian won a Battle Royal for the vacant title.
Booker T07/07/03Montral, Ontario, CanadaRAW
* * * NOTES: No-DQ/No Countout Match.
Christian08/10/03Des Moines, IALive Event
Rob Van Dam09/29/03Chicago, ILRAW
* * * NOTES: Ladder Match.
Chris Jericho10/27/03Fayetteville, NCRAW
Rob Van Dam10/27/03Fayetteville, NCRAW
* * * NOTES: Steel Cage Match.
Randy Orton12/14/03Orlando, FLArmageddon
Edge07/12/04Hartford, CTVengeance
* * * NOTES: Edge was stripped due to injury.
Chris Jericho09/12/04Portland, ORUnforgiven
* * * NOTES: Chris Jericho won a Ladder Match.
Shelton Benjamin10/19/04Milwaukee, WITaboo Tuesday
Carlito Cool06/20/05Phoenix, AZRAW
* * * NOTES: Carlito wins the title in his first match on RAW.
Ric Flair09/18/05Oklahoma City, OKUnforgiven
Shelton Benjamin02/20/06Trenton, NJRAW
* * * NOTES: Shelton Benjamin cheated!.
Rob Van Dam04/30/06Lexington, KYBacklash
Shelton Benjamin05/15/06Lubbock, TXRAW
* * * NOTES: Special Handicap Match.
Johnny Nitro06/25/06Charlotte, NCVengeance
* * * NOTES: Triple Threat Match.
Jeff Hardy10/02/06Topeka, KSRAW
Johnny Nitro11/06/06Columbus, OHRAW
Jeff Hardy11/13/06Manchester, EnglandRAW
Umaga02/19/07Bakersfield, CARAW
Santino Marella04/16/07Milan, ItalyRAW
* * * NOTES: Portrayed as a “FAN”.
Umaga07/02/07Dallas, TXRAW
Jeff Hardy09/03/07Columbus, OHRAW
Chris Jericho03/10/08Milwaukee, WIRAW
Kofi Kingston06/29/08Dallas, TXNight of Champions
Santino Marella08/17/08Indianapolis, INSummerSlam
* * * 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 Regal11/10/08Manchester, EnglandRAW
* * * NOTES: William Regal won the title in less than a minute in front of his fellow countrymen!.
C.M. Punk01/25/09Chicago, ILRoyal Rumble
* * * NOTES: C.M. Punk defeated William Regal in a No-DQ Match!.
John Bradshaw Layfield03/09/09Jacksonville, FLRAW
Rey Mysterio04/05/09Houston, TXWrestleMania 25
* * * NOTES: Rey Mysterio defeated JBL in 21-seconds and caused JBL to QUIT the company..
Chris Jericho06/07/09New Orleans, LAExtreme Rules
* * * NOTES: This was a No Holds Barred match where Jericho threw Mysterio off his game by unmasking him during the match.
Rey Mysterio06/28/09Sacramento, CAThe 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 Morrison09/04/09Cleveland, OHSmackDown
Drew McIntyre12/13/09San Antonio, TXTables, 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 Kingston05/14/10Buffalo, NYSmackDown
* * * 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 McIntyre05/14/10Buffalo, NYSmackDown
* * * NOTES: Drew McIntyre was reinstated as WWE Intercontinental champion by order of Vince McMahon.
Kofi Kingston05/23/10Detroit, MIOver the Limit
Dolph Ziggler08/06/10Laredo, TXSmackDown
Kofi Kingston01/07/11Tucsan, AZSmackDown
Wade Barrett03/25/11Columbus, OHSmackDown
Ezekiel Jackson06/19/11Washington DCCapitol Punishment
Cody Rhodes08/12/11Sacramento, CASmackDown
The Big Show04/01/12Miami, FLWrestleMania 28
Cody Rhodes04/29/12Chicago, ILExtreme Rules
Christian05/20/12Raleigh, NCOver The Limit
The Miz07/23/12St. Louis, MORAW 1000
Kofi Kingston10/17/12Memphis, TNMain Event
Wade Barrett12/31/12Washington, DCRAW
The Miz04/07/13East Rutherford, NJWrestlemania 29
Wade Barrett04/08/13East Rutherford, NJRAW
Curtis Axel06/16/13Chicago, ILPayback
Big E Langston11/18/13Nashville, TNRAW
Wade Barrett05/04/14East Rutherford, NJExtreme Rules
The Miz07/20/14Tampa, FLBattleground
* * * 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 Ziggler08/17/14Los Angeles, CASummerSlam
The Miz09/21/14Nashville, TNNight of Champions
Dolph Ziggler09/22/14Memphis, TNRAW
Luke Harper11/17/14Roanoke, VARAW
Dolph Ziggler12/14/14Cleveland, OHTLC…and Stairs
Wade Barrett01/05/15Corpus Christi, TXMonday Night RAW
Daniel Bryan03/29/15Santa Clara, CAWrestleMania 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 vacant05/11/15Cincinnati, OHMonday Night RAW
* * * NOTES: Daniel Bryan vacated the title due to injury.
Ryback05/31/15Corpus Christi, TXElimination 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.

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