WWE Intercontinental Championship History & Current Champion
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|Wade Barrett (2)||12/31/2012||Washington, DC||WWE RAW|
|Kofi Kingston (4)||10/17/12||Memphis, TN||WWE Main Event||• The title switch was the first championship change to take place on the Ion Television show. The switch occurred just three weeks after the premiere of the series|
|The Miz||7/23/2012||St. Louis, MO||WWE RAW 1000||--|
|Christian (4)||5/20/2012||Raleigh, NC||Over the Limit||--|
|Cody Rhodes (2)||4/29/2012||Chicago, IL||Extreme Rules||• Rhodes regained the title in a Tables Match which ended in controversial fashion after Big Show accidentally stepped on a table on the outside of the ring after Rhodes dropkicked him off the apron of the ring|
|The Big Show||4/1/2012||Miami, FL||WrestleMania 28||--|
|Cody Rhodes||8/12/2011||Sacramento, CA||WWE SmackDown!||--|
|Ezekiel Jackson||6/19/2011||Washington, DC||Capital Punishment||--|
|Wade Barrett (1)||3/25/2011||Columbus, OH||WWE SmackDown!||--|
|Kofi Kingston (3)||1/7/2011||Tucson, AZ||WWE SmackDown!||--|
|Dolph Ziggler||8/6/2010||Laredo, TX||WWE SmackDown!||--|
|Kofi Kingston (2)||5/23/2010||Detroit, MI||Over the Limit||• Kingston won the match after making it to the finals of a four-man tournament.
• Drew McIntyre was his final opponent in the tournament.
|VACATED||5/14/2010||North Charleston, SC||WWE SmackDown!||• McIntyre was storyline suspended and eventually fired after continually attacking Matt Hardy.|
|Drew McIntyre||12/13/2009||San Antonio, TX||TLC||--|
|John Morrison (3)||9/1/2009||Cleveland, OH||WWE SmackDown!||--|
|Rey Mysterio (2)||6/28/2009||Sacramento, CA||The Great American Bash||• During the match, Jericho took off Mysterio's mask, but Mysterio had another mask underneath.
• Stipulations of this match called for Mysterio to unmask if he lost the bout.
|Chris Jericho (8)||6/7/2009||New Orleans, LA||Extreme Rules||• This match was contested in a No Holds Barred Match|
|Rey Mysterio (1)||4/5/2009||Houston, TX||WrestleMania 25||• After the match, JBL announced that he quit.|
|John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL)||3/9/2009||Jacksonville, FL||WWE RAW||--|
|CM Punk||1/19/2009||Chicago, IL||WWE RAW||• This match was a No DQ Match.|
|William Regal (2)||11/10/2008||Manchester, England||WWE RAW||--|
|Santino Marella (2)||8/17/2008||Indianapolis, IN||SummerSlam||• This match was contested in a Tag Match with Marella teaming with Beth Phoenix to face Kofi Kingston and Mickie James.
• Both the IC and Women's Champions were on the line
• Mickie James was the Women's Champion.
|Kofi Kingston (1)||6/29/2008||Dallas, TX||Night of Champion||--|
|Chris Jericho (7)||3/10/2008||Milwaukee, WI||WWE RAW||--|
|Jeff Hardy (4)||9/3/2007||Columbus, OH||WWE RAW||--|
|Santino Marella||4/16/2007||Milan, Italy||WWE RAW||• This match featured the debut of Marella.
• This match was contested in a No Holds Barred Match after Bobby Lashley interfered in the match, attacked Vince McMahon and hit Umaga with a spear after multiple chair shots.
|Umaga||2/19/2007||Bakersfield, CA||WWE RAW||--|
|Jeff Hardy (3)||11/13/2006||Manchester, England||WWE RAW||--|
|Johnny Nitro (2)||11/6/2006||Columbus, OH||WWE RAW||--|
|Jeff Hardy (2)||10/2/2006||Topeka, KS||WWE RAW||--|
|Johnny Nitro (1)||6/25/2006||Charlotte, NC||Vengeance||• This match was contested in a Triple Threat Match featuring Nitro, Benjamin, and Carlito Caribbean Cool.|
|Shelton Benjamin (3)||5/15/2006||Lubbock, TX||WWE RAW||• The title was put on the line in a Handicap Match featuring Triple H, Benjamin, and Chris Masters vs John Cena and Rob Van Dam.|
|Rob Van Dam (6)||4/30/2006||Lexington, KY||Backlash||• As per the stipulations of the match, Benjamin would have won RVD's Money in the Bank briefcase if he won the match.|
|Shelton Benjamin (2)||2/20/2006||Trenton, NJ||WWE RAW||--|
|Ric Flair||9/18/2005||Oklahoma City, OK||Unforgiven||--|
|Carlito Caribbean Cool||6/20/2005||Phoenix, AZ||WWE RAW||• Cool won the match after Eric Bischoff announced that the next draft pick to RAW was going to challenge Benjamin.|
|Shelton Benjamin (1)||10/19/2004||Milwaukee, WI||Taboo Tuesday||• Benjamin was chosen as Chris Jericho's challenger as voted by the fans for the fan-interactive PPV.
• Benjamin won 37% of the vote followed by Batista's 20%.
|Chris Jericho (6)||9/12/2004||Portland, OR||Unforgiven||• Both competed for the vacant IC Title, as announced by Eric Bischoff
• This match was contested in a Ladder Match.
|VACATED||9/6/2004||--||--||• RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff stripped Edge of the title due to injury.|
|Edge (5)||7/11/2004||Hartford, CT||Vengeance||--|
|Randy Orton||12/14/2003||Orlando, FL||Armageddon||• Mick Foley worked the match as the special guest referee.|
|Rob Van Dam (5)||10/27/2003||Fayeteville, NC||WWE RAW||• This match took place inside a Steel Cage after insistence by RAW co-General Manager Stone Cold Steve Austin|
|Chris Jericho (5)||10/27/2003||Fayeteville, NC||WWE RAW||--|
|Rob Van Dam (4)||9/29/2003||Chicago, IL||WWE RAW||• This match was contested in a Ladder Match.|
|Christian (3)||8/10/2003||Des Moines, IA||Veterans Memorial Auditorium||--|
|Booker T||7/7/2003||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||WWE RAW||--|
|Christian (2)||5/8/2003||Charlotte, NC||Judgment Day||• The title was brought back by co-RAW General Manger Stone Cold Steve Austin in a 9-man battle royal that included Christian, Booker T, Lance Storm, Kane, Chris Jericho, Goldust, Test, Rob Van Dam, and Val Venis.|
|PHASED OUT||10/20/2002||Little Rock, AR||No Mercy||• The IC Title was phased out in a IC Title/World Title unification match between Triple H, the World Champion, and Kane, the IC Champion.|
|Kane (2)||9/30/2002||Houston, TX||WWE RAW||• Stipulations for this match called for the winner to face Triple H for the World Title at No Mercy.|
|Chris Jericho (4)||9/16/2002||Denver, CO||WWE RAW||--|
|Rob Van Dam (3)||8/25/2002||Long Island, NY||SummerSlam||--|
|Chris Benoit (4)||7/29/2002||Greensboro, NC||WWE RAW||--|
|Rob Van Dam (2)||5/27/2002||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||WWE RAW||• This match was contested in a Ladder Match.|
|Eddie Guerrero (2)||4/21/2002||Kansas City, MO||Backlash||--|
|Rob Van Dam (1)||3/17/2002||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||WrestleMania X-8||--|
|William Regal (1)||1/20/2002||Atlanta, GA||Royal Rumble||--|
|Edge (4)||11/18/2001||Greensboro, NC||Survivor Series||• This was a IC Title & WCW US Title unification match.
• Edge, the WCW US Champion, unified the titles after his win.
|Test||11/5/2001||Long Island, NY||WWF RAW||--|
|Edge (3)||10/21/2001||St. Louis, MO||No Mercy||• Edge and his former tag-team partner competed in a Ladder Match during this bout.|
|Christian (1)||9/23/2001||Pittsburgh, PA||Unforgiven||--|
|Edge (2)||8/19/2001||San Jose, CA||SummerSlam||--|
|Lance Storm||7/23/2001||Buffalo, NY||WWF RAW||• Hugh Morrus interfered in the match and hit Albert with the title belt.|
|Albert||6/26/2001||New York City, NY||WWF SmackDown!||• This match was contested in a No DQ Match.
• Diamond Dallas Page interfered in the match by hitting the Diamond Cutter on Kane before leaving through the crowd.
|Kane (1)||5/20/2001||Sacramento, CA||Judgment Day||• This match was contested in a Chain Match.
• Stone Cold Steve Austin, HHH's tag-team partner and co-WWF Tag Team Champion, accidentally hit HHH with a steel chair, causing Kane to win the title.
|Triple H (4)||4/16/2001||Knoxville, TN||WWF RAW||--|
|Jeff Hardy (1)||4/10/2001||Philadelphia, PA||WWF SmackDown!||• Matt Hardy interfered on behalf of his brother and hit HHH with a steel chair, causing his brother to win the title|
|Triple H (3)||4/3/2001||Oklahoma City, OK||WWF SmackDown!||--|
|Chris Jericho (3)||1/21/2001||New Orleans, LA||Royal Rumble||• The match was contested in a Ladder Match.|
|Chris Benoit (3)||12/10/2000||Birmingham, AL||Armageddon||--|
|Billy Gunn||11/21/2000||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||WWF SmackDown!||--|
|Eddie Guerrero (1)||9/4/2000||Lexington, KY||WWF RAW||• Guerrero defeated Chyna and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat Match|
|Chyna (3)||8/27/2000||Raleigh, NC||SummerSlam||• The match was contested in a Tag Team Match featuring Eddie Guerrero & Chyna vs Val Venis & Trish Stratus.
• Pre-match stipulations: If Val Venis or Trish Stratus lost the match, the winner of the fall on the other team would have won the title, which Chyna did after she pinned Stratus.
|Val Venis (2)||7/4/2000||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||WWF SmackDown!||--|
|Rikishi||6/20/2000||Memphis, TN||WWF SmackDown!||--|
|Chris Benoit (2)||5/8/2000||Long Island, NY||WWF RAW||• The special guest referee, Triple H, stopped the match when Jericho was in the Crippler Crossface submission even though he never tapped out.|
|Chris Jericho (2)||5/2/2000||Richmond, VA||WWF SmackDown!||--|
|Chris Benoit (1)||4/2/2000||Anaheim, CA||WrestleMania 2000||• Benoit defeated Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat Match.|
|Kurt Angle||2/27/2000||Hartford, CT||No Way Out||• Kurt Angle's European Championship was not on the line during the bout.|
|Chris Jericho & Chyna (2)||12/28/1999||--||--||• Both Jericho & Chyna were both crowned co-champions after both of their shoulders were counted for a three-count.
• Jericho later became sole-champion after he pinned her in a triple threat match on Jan. 23, 2000.
|Chris Jericho (1)||12/12/1999||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Armageddon|
|Chyna||10/17/1999||Cleveland, OH||No Mercy||• This bout was contested in a Good Housekeeping Match.
• Chyna, the first female IC Champion, won the title after hitting Jarrett with a guitar.
|Jeff Jarrett (6)||8/22/1999||Minneapolis, MN||SummerSlam||• Jarrett won both the European & IC Championships in this match after Mark Henry came out and broke a guitar over Brown's back.|
|D-Lo Brown||7/27/1999||Columbus, OH||WWF RAW||--|
|Jeff Jarrett (5)||7/25/1999||Buffalo, NY||Fully Loaded||--|
|Edge (1)||7/24/1999||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Skydome||• Edge won the title at a house show and substituted for Ken Shamrock due to travel issues.|
|Jeff Jarrett (4)||5/31/1999||Moline, IL||WWF RAW||--|
|The Godfather||4/12/1999||Detroit, MI||WWF RAW||--|
|Goldust (3)||3/29/1999||East Rutherford, NJ||WWF RAW||• The Blue Meanie interfered on behalf of Goldust by hitting the champion in the face with a title shot.|
|The Road Dogg||3/15/1999||San Jose, CA||WWF RAW||--|
|Val Venis (1)||2/14/1999||Memphis, TN||St. Valentine's Day Massacre||• Billy Gunn, the special guest referee, counted a fast three count to give Venis the victory and title.|
|Ken Shamrock||10/12/1998||Long Island, NY||Nassau Coliseum||• In a one-night tournament, Shamrock was able to defeat X-Pac to win the title.|
|VACATED||10/5/1998||--||--||• Vince McMahon stripped HHH of the title due to sufering a leg injury.|
|Triple H (2)||8/30/1998||New York City, NY||SummerSlam||• This match was contested in a Ladder Match.
• HHH won the title after Chyna hit a low-blow on Rock as he climbed the ladder.
|The Rock (2)||12/8/1997||Portland, ME||WWF RAW||• Rock won the title due to forfeit when Austin refused to Vince McMahon's orders to defend the belt.|
|Stone Codl Steve Austin (2)||11/9/1997||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Survivor Series||--|
|Owen Hart (2)||10/5/1997||St. Louis, MO||In Your House: Badd Blood||• Again, the vacated title winner was determined in an 8-man tournament, which was won by Owen Hart in the finals against Farooq.
• Steve Austin interfered in the match finals by hitting Farooq in the head with the title.
|VACATED||9/8/1997||--||--||• The title was vacated after Steve Austin suffered a neck injury.|
|Stone Cold Steve Austin (1)||8/23/1997||East Rutherford, NJ||SummerSlam||--|
|Owen Hart (1)||4/28/1997||Omaha, NE||WWF RAW||--|
|Rocky Maivia (The Rock) (1)||2/13/1997||Lowell, MA||WWF RAW||--|
|Hunter Heart Helmsley (Triple H) (1)||10/21/1996||Ft. Wayne, IN||WWF RAW||• HHH won after Mr. Perfect, the guest commentator during the match, took away a steel chair from HHH and hit Mero in the head with it.|
|Marc Mero||9/23/1996||Hershey, PA||WWF RAW||• An 8-man tournament was decided to determine the new champion, which Marc Mero won in the finals by defeating Farooq.|
|VACTED||8/19/1996||--||--||• Johnson was stripped of the title due to an injury at the hands of Farooq.|
|Ahmed Johnson||6/23/1996||Milwaukee, WI||King of the Ring||--|
|Goldust (2)||4/22/1996||San Bernadino, CA||WWF RAW||• Goldust won a rematch after Steve Austin hit Savio in the head with the Million Dollar Belt.|
|VACATED||4/15/1996||San Bernadino, CA||WWF RAW||• A match between Goldust and Savio Vega had Marlena winning the title for just moments after he used the title to hit Goldust in the head and get the win.
• WWF President Gorilla Monsoon decided to vacate the title and ordered the two to compete in a rematch the following week on RAW.
|Goldust (1)||1/21/1996||Fresno, CA||Royal Rumble||• Goldust won the title after 1-2-3 Kid interfered in the match by coming off the top rope and hitting a spin kick to Ramon's head.|
|Razar Ramon (4)||10/22/1995||Winnipeg, Mantitoba, Canada||In Your House||--|
|Dean Douglas||10/22/1995||--||--||• WWF President Gorilla Monsoon stripped Michaels of the title and gave the title to Dean Douglas because he claimed that Michaels was attacked outside of a nightclub in Syracuse, NY earlier that week.|
|Shawn Michaels (3)||7/23/1995||Nashville, TN||In Your House||--|
|Jeff Jarrett (3)||5/21/1995||Trois Riveres, Quebec, Canada||--||--|
|Razar Ramon (3)||5/19/1995||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||The Forum||• This match was contested in a Ladder Match|
|Jeff Jarrett (2)||5/7/1995||Moline, IL||Action Zone||• A rematch between the two took place one-week later.|
|VACATED||4/26/1995||Moline, IL||Action Zone||• In a match between Bob Holly and Jarrett, the title was vacated due to Jarrett's foot being on the bottom rope during the pinfall.|
|Jeff Jarrett (1)||1/22/1995||Tampa, FL||Royal Rumble||--|
|Razar Ramon (2)||8/29/1994||Chicago, IL||SummerSlam||--|
|Diesel||4/13/1994||Rochester, NY||WWF Superstars||--|
|Razar Ramon (1)||10/11/1993||New Haven, CT||WWF RAW||• The vacated title was held in a 20-man battle royal on 10/4/1993 with the last two participants standing facing for the vacant title.
• The final two participants were Razar Ramon & Rick Martel. The two faced off on Monday Night RAW on 10/11/1993.
|VACATED||9/27/1993||--||--||• Shawn Michaels was stripped of the title by WWF President Jack Tunney in storyline terms for not defending the title for 30 days.
• In reality, Michaels was being suspended for a month for failing a drug test.
|Shawn Michaels (2)||6/6/1993||Albany, NY||Knickerbocker Arena||• This match featured the debut of Diesel.
• Jannetty lost the title after he was distracted by Diesel at ringside.
|Marty Jannetty||5/17/1993||New York City, NY||WWF RAW||• Mr. Perfect gave the win to Marty Jannetty after returning after a four-month absence. During the win, Mr. Perfect threw his towel in Michaels' face.|
|Shawn Michaels (1)||10/27/1992||Terre Haute, IN||WWF Saturday Night's Main Event||--|
|Davey Boy Smith||8/29/1992||London, England||SummerSlam||• The match was the match of the year as decided by PWI.|
|Bret Hart (2)||4/5/1992||Indianapolis, IN||WrestleMania VIII||--|
|Roddy Piper||1/19/1992||Albany, NY||Royal Rumble||--|
|The Mountie||1/17/1992||Springfield, MA||Civic Center||--|
|Bret Hart (1)||8/26/1991||New York City, NY||SummerSlam||--|
|Mr. Perfect (2)||12/15/1990||Rochester, NY||WWF Superstars||• Mr. Pefect regained the title after Ted DiBiase hit Von Erich with the championship belt.|
|Kerry Von Erich||8/27/1990||Philadelphia, PA||SummerSlam||--|
|Mr. Perfect (1)||5/19/1990||Austin, TX||WWF Superstars||• Mr. Perfect won the title in an 8-man tournament by defeated Tito Santana in the finals.|
|VACATED||4/1/1990||--||--||• After The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan for the World Championship, the title was dropped from Warrior after it was decided that Warrior wasn't allowed to defend both titles.|
|The Ultimate Warrior (2)||8/28/1989||East Rutherford, NJ||SummerSlam||--|
|Rick Rude||4/2/1989||Atlantic City, NJ||WrestleMania V||--|
|The Ultimate Warrior (1)||8/29/1988||New York City, NY||SummerSlam||--|
|The Honkytonk Man||6/2/1987||Buffalo, NY||WWF Superstars||--|
|Ricky Steamboat||3/29/1987||Pontiac, MI||WrestleMania III||• The match was the match of the year as decided by both the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI)|
|Randy Savage||2/8/1986||Boston, MA||Boston Garden||--|
|Tito Santana (2)||7/6/1985||Baltimore, MD||Civic Center||• The match was contested in a Steel Cage Match.|
|Greg Valentine||9/24/1984||London, Ontario, Canada||Maple Leaf Wrestling taping||--|
|Tito Santana (1)||2/11/1984||Boston, MA||Boston Garden||--|
|Don Muraco (2)||1/22/1983||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden||• This match was Morales' first pinfall lost at Madison Square Garden in 18 years.|
|Pedro Morales (2)||11/23/1981||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden||• The match was contested in a Texas Death Match.|
|Don Muraco (1)||6/20/1981||Philadelphia, PA||The Spectrum||--|
|Pedro Morales (1)||12/8/1980||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden||• Pat Patterson worked the match as the special guest referee.|
|Ken Patera||8/21/1980||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden||--|
|Pat Patterson||8/1979||New York City, NY||Madison Square Garden||• Patterson won the first Intercontinental Championship in a fictitious tournament in Rio de Janiero, Brazil|