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World Wrestling Federation ( 1979/08 - 2002/05 )
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Intercontinental Heavyweight Title
(as of 2018/01/22)

1980 - 1983mid-1980s 1985 - 1998 1998 - 2011

Pat Patterson 1979/09 Rio de Janeiro, BRA *
Wins a fictitious tournament.
Ken Patera 1980/04/21 New York, NY
Pedro Morales 1980/12/08 New York, NY
Don Muraco 1981/06/20 Philadelphia, PA
Pedro Morales [2] 1981/11/23 New York, NY
Don Muraco [2] 1983/01/22 New York, NY
Tito Santana 1984/02/11 Boston, MA
Greg Valentine 1984/09/24 London, ON, CAN
Tito Santana [2] 1985/07/06 Baltimore, MD
Randy Savage 1986/02/08 Boston, MA
Santana continues to defend the title for two weeks before the change airs on TV.
Ricky Steamboat 1987/03/29 Pontiac, MI
Honky Tonk Man 1987/06/02 Buffalo, NY
Ultimate Warrior 1988/08/29 New York, NY
Rick Rude 1989/04/02 Atlantic City, NJ
Ultimate Warrior [2] 1989/08/28 E. Rutherford, NJ
Vacates on 1990/04/01 when Warrior wins world title.
Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) 1990/04/23 Austin, TX
Defeats Tito Santana in 8-man tournament final.
Texas Tornado (Kerry Von Erich) 1990/08/27 Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Perfect [2] 1990/11/19 Rochester, NY
Bret Hart 1991/08/26 New York, NY
The Mountie (Jacques Rougeau Jr.) 1992/01/17 Springfield, MA
Roddy Piper 1992/01/19 Albany, NY
Bret Hart [2] 1992/04/05 Indianapolis, IN
British Bulldog (Davey Boy Smith) 1992/08/29 London, GBR
Shawn Michaels 1992/10/27 Terre Haute, IN
Marty Janetty 1993/05/17 New York, NY
Shawn Michaels [2] 1993/06/06 Albany, NY
Stripped in 1993/09 when Michaels briefly leaves the WWF.
Razor Ramon 1993/09/27 New Haven, CT
Defeats Rick Martel after Ramon and Martel were the last two left in a battle royal.
Diesel 1994/04/13 Rochester, NY
Razor Ramon [2] 1994/08/29 Chicago, IL
Jeff Jarrett 1995/01/22 Tampa, FL
Title held up after a match against Bob Holly on 1995/04/26 in Moline, IN.
Jeff Jarrett [2] 1995/04/26 Moline, IL
Defeats Bob Holly in rematch.
Razor Ramon [3] 1995/05/19 Montreal, QC, CAN
Jeff Jarrett [3] 1995/05/21 Trois Rivieres, PQ
Shawn Michaels [3] 1995/07/23 Nashville, TN
Dean Douglas (Shane Douglas) 1995/10/22 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Awarded by forfeit after Michaels was injured by a marine group on 1995/10/14 at a club in Syracuse, NY.
Razor Ramon [4] 1995/10/22 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Goldust 1996/01/21 Fresno, CA
Title held-up after a match against Savio Vega on 1996/04/01 in San Bernadino, CA.
Goldust [2] 1996/04/01 San Bernadino, CA
Defeats Vega in rematch.
Ahmed Johnson 1996/06/23 Milwaukee, WI
Declared vacant on 1996/08/12 because of injury.
Marc Mero 1996/09/23 Hershey, PA
Defeats Faarooq Asad in tournament final.
Hunter Hearst Helmsley 1996/10/21 Ft. Wayne, IN
Rocky Maivia 1997/02/13 Lowell, MA
Owen Hart 1997/04/28 Omaha, NE
Steve Austin 1997/08/03 E. Rutherford, NJ
Vacant on 1997/09/08 in Cincinnati, OH when WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter suspends Steve Austin and orders a tournament to be held for the vacant title.
Owen Hart [2] 1997/10/05 St. Louis, MO
Defeats Farooq in tournament final.
Steve Austin [2] 1997/11/09 Montreal, QC, CAN
Rocky Maivia [2] 1997/12/08 Portland, ME
Austin forfeits title and gives it to Maivia.
Hunter Hearst Helmsley [2] 1998/08/30 New York, NY
Forced to vacate the title on 98/10/09 due to knee surgery.
Ken Shamrock 1998/10/12 Uniondale, NY
Defeats X-Pac in one-night tournament final.
Val Venis 1999/02/14 Memphis, TN
Jesse James 1999/03/15 San Jose, CA
Goldust [3] 1999/03/29 E. Rutherford, NJ
The Godfather 1999/04/12 Detroit, MI
Jeff Jarrett [4] 1999/05/25 Moline, IL
Edge 1999/07/24 Toronto, ON, CAN
Jeff Jarrett [5] 1999/07/25 Buffalo, NY
D-Lo Brown 1999/07/27 Columbus, OH
Jeff Jarrett [6] 1999/08/22 Minneapolis, MN
Chyna 1999/10/17 Cleveland, OH
A female wrestler.
Chris Jericho 1999/12/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title held up after a match against Chyna on 1999/12/28 in Richmond, VA with disputed pinfalls by two referees.
Chris Jericho [2] & Chyna [2] 2000/01/03 Miami, FL
Both wrestlers awarded the title with a stipulation that if one loses, both lose the title.
Chris Jericho [2] 2000/01/23 New York, NY
Defeats Chyna and Hardcore Holly in Triple Threat match.
Kurt Angle 2000/02/27 Hartford, CT
Chris Benoit 2000/04/02 Anaheim, CA
Defeats Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho in a three way match with a stipulation that the first man to get the pin wins the Intercontinental title.
Chris Jericho [3] 2000/05/02 Richmond, VA
Chris Benoit [2] 2000/05/08 Uniondale, NY
Rikishi Phatu 2000/06/20 Memphis, TN
Val Venis [2] 2000/07/04 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chyna [3] 2000/08/27 Raleigh, NC
Pins Trish Stratus in a tag team match between Chyna & Eddie Guerrero and Venis & Stratus.
Eddie Guerrero 2000/09/04 Lexington, KY
Defeats Chyna and Kurt Angle in a three-way match.
Billy Gunn 2000/11/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Chris Benoit [3] 2000/12/10 Birmingham, AL
Chris Jericho [4] 2001/01/21 New Orleans, LA
Hunter Hearst Helmsley [3] 2001/04/03 Tulsa, OK
Jeff Hardy 2001/04/10 Philadelphia, PA
Hunter Hearst Helmsley [4] 2001/04/16 Knoxville, TN
Kane 2001/05/20 Sacramento, CA
Albert 2001/06/26 New York, NY
Lance Storm 2001/07/23 Buffalo, NY
Edge [2] 2001/08/19 San Jose, CA
Christian 2001/09/23 Pittsburgh, PA
Edge [3] 2001/10/21 St. Louis, MO
Test 2001/11/05 Uniondale, NY
Edge [4] 2001/11/18 Greensboro, NC
Unifies WCW United States Heavyweight Title.
William Regal 2002/01/20 Atlanta, GA
Rob Van Dam 2002/03/17 Toronto, ON, CAN
Eddie Guerrero [2] 2002/04/21 Kansas City, MO
Rob Van Dam [2] 2002/05/26 Edmonton, AB, CAN
Unifies WWE European Title, defeating Jeff Hardy on 02/07/21 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Chris Benoit [4] 2002/07/29 Greensboro, NC
Rob Van Dam [3] 2002/08/25 Uniondale, NY
Unifies WWE Hardcore Title, defeating Tommy Dreamer on 02/08/26 in New York, NY.
Chris Jericho [5] 2002/09/16 Denver, CO
Kane [2] 2002/09/30 Houston, TX
Hunter Hearst Helmsley [5] 2002/10/20 Little Rock, AR
Unified with the World Heavyweight Title.
Christian [2] 2003/05/18 Charlotte, NC
Eliminates Booker T in a battle royal when the title is reinstated.
Booker T. 2003/07/07 Montreal, QC, CAN
Christian [3] 2003/08/10 Des Moines, IA
Rob Van Dam [4] 2003/09/29 Chicago, IL
Chris Jericho [6] 2003/10/27 Fayetteville, NC
Rob Van Dam [5] 2003/10/27 Fayetteville, NC
Randy Orton 2003/12/14 Orlando, FL
Edge [5] 2004/07/11 Hartford, CT
Stripped on 04/09/06 in Wichita Falls, TX due to an injury.
Chris Jericho [7] 2004/09/12 Portland, OR
Defeats Christian.
Shelton Benjamin 2004/10/19 Milwaukee, WI
Carlito (Carly Colon) 2005/06/20 Phoenix, AZ
Ric Flair 2005/09/18 Oklahoma City, OK
Shelton Benjamin [2] 2006/02/20 Trenton, NJ
Rob Van Dam [6] 2006/04/30 Lexington, KY
Shelton Benjamin [3] 2006/05/15 Lubbock, TX
Pins Van Dam in a tag match in which Benjamin teams with Chris Masters & Triple H to face Van Dam & WWE champion John Cena; the stiplulation states that if any member of Benjamin's team defeats Cena or RVD, he would win the respective title.
Johnny Nitro 2006/06/25 Charlotte, NC
Wins 3-way match against Benjamin and Carlito by pinning Benjamin.
Jeff Hardy [2] 2006/10/02 Topeka, KS
Johnny Nitro [2] 2006/11/06 Columbus, OH
Jeff Hardy [3] 2006/11/13 Manchester, GBR
Umaga 2007/02/19 Bakersfield, CA
Santino Marella 2007/04/16 Milan, ITA
Umaga [2] 2007/07/02 Dallas, TX
Jeff Hardy [4] 2007/09/03 Columbus, OH
Chris Jericho [8] 2008/03/10 Milwaukee, WI
Kofi Kingston 2008/06/29 Dallas, TX
Santino Marella [2] 2008/08/17 Indianapolis, IN
Teams with Beth Phoenix to defeat Kingston & Women's champion Mickie James in a winner-take-all tag team match.
William Regal [2] 2008/11/10 Manchester, GBR
C.M. Punk 2009/01/19 Chicago, IL
John Bradshaw Layfield 2009/03/09 Jacksonville, FL
Rey Mysterio (Rey Misterio Jr.) 2009/04/05 Houston, TX
Chris Jericho [9] 2009/06/07 New Orleans, LA
Rey Mysterio [2] 2009/06/28 Sacramento, CA
John Morrison (Johnny Nitro) [3] 2009/09/04 Cleveland, OH
Drew McIntyre 2009/12/13 San Antonio, TX
Stripped by Smackdown! General Manager Teddy Long on 10/05/04 for continously attacking Matt Hardy.
Kofi Kingston # 2010/05/11 Buffalo, NY
Defeats Christian in a tournament final.
Drew McIntyre # 2010/05/11 Buffalo, NY
Reinstated as champion by Vince McMahon.
Kofi Kingston [2] 2010/05/23 Detroit, MI
Dolph Ziggler 2010/07/28 Laredo, TX
Kofi Kingston [3] 2011/01/04 Tuscon, AZ
Wade Barrett 2011/03/22 Columbus, OH
Ezekiel Jackson 2011/06/19 Washington, DC
Cody Rhodes 2011/08/09 Sacramento, CA
Big Show (Paul Wight) 2012/04/01 Miami, FL
Cody Rhodes [2] 2012/04/29 Rosemont, IL
Christian [4] 2012/05/20 Raleigh, NC
The Miz (Mike Mizanin) 2012/07/23 St. Louis, MO
Kofi Kingston [4] 2012/10/16 Memphis, TN
Wade Barrett [2] 2012/12/29 Washington, DC
The Miz [2] 2013/04/07 E. Rutherford, NJ
Wade Barrett [3] 2013/04/08 E. Rutherford, NJ
Curtis Axel (Joe Hennig) 2013/06/16 Rosemont, IL
Defeats Barrett and the Miz in a 3-way match.
Big E. Langston 2013/11/18 Nashville, TN
Bade News Barrett (Wade Barrett) [4] 2014/05/04 E. Rutherford, NJ
Vacant on 14/06/30 due to shoulder injury.
The Miz [3] 2014/07/20 Tampa, FL
Wins 19-man battle royal, last eliminating Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler [2] 2014/08/17 Los Angeles, CA
The Miz [4] 2014/09/21 Nashville, TN
Dolph Ziggler [3] 2014/09/22 Memphis, TN
Luke Harper (Brodie Lee) 2014/11/17 Roanoke, VA
Dolph Ziggler [4] 2014/12/14 Cleveland, OH
Bade News Barrett [5] 2015/01/05 Corpus Christi, TX
Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) 2015/03/29 Santa Clara, CA
Defeats Barrett, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, R-Truth, and Stardust in a 7-way match; vacates on 15/05/11 due to injury.
Ryback 2015/05/31 Corpus Christi, TX
Defeats R-Truth, Sheamus, King Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, and Mark Henry (sub for Rusev) in an "Elimination Chamber" match.
Kevin Owens (Kevin Steen) 2015/09/20 Houston, TX
Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) 2015/12/13 Boston, MA
Kevin Owens [2] 2016/02/15 Anaheim, CA
Wins a 5-way match against Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, and Tyler Breeze.
Zack Ryder 2016/04/03 Arlington, TX
Defeats Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Sin Cara, Stardust, and the Miz in a 7-way ladder match.
The Miz [5] 2016/04/04 Dallas, TX
Dolph Ziggler [5] 2016/10/09 Sacramento, CA
The Miz [6] 2016/11/15 Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dean Ambrose [2] 2017/01/03 Jacksonville, FL
The Miz [7] 2017/06/04 Baltimore, MD
Roman Reigns (Joe Anoaʻi) 2017/11/20 Houston, TX
The Miz [8] 2018/01/22 New York, NY