WWE Intercontinental Title History

Since its inception in September 1979, the Intercontinental Championship has been held by WWE’s greatest Superstars, including WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, who was the first person to win the title.

Name Date Days Held Location
Pat Patterson 9/1/79 233 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ken Patera 4/21/80 231 New York City, NY
Pedro Morales 12/8/80 194 New York City, NY
Don Muraco 6/20/81 156 Philadelphia, PA
Pedro Morales 11/23/81 425 New York City, NY
Don Muraco 1/22/83 385 New York City, NY
Tito Santana 2/11/84 226 Boston, MA
Greg Valentine 9/24/84 285 London, Ontario
Tito Santana 7/6/85 217 Baltimore, MD
Randy Savage 2/8/86 414 Boston, MA
Ricky Steamboat 3/29/87 65 Pontiac, MI
Honky Tonk Man 6/2/87 454 Buffalo, NY
The Ultimate Warrior 8/29/88 216 New York City, NY
Rick Rude 4/2/89 148 Atlantic City, NJ
The Ultimate Warrior 8/28/89 216 East Rutherford, NJ
Mr. Perfect 4/23/90 126 Austin, TX
The Texas Tornado 8/27/90 84 Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Perfect 11/19/90 280 Rochester, NY
Bret Hart 8/26/91 144 New York City, NY
The Mountie 1/17/92 2 Springfield, MA
Roddy Piper 1/19/92 77 Albany, NY
Bret Hart 4/5/92 146 Indianapolis, IN
The British Bulldog 8/29/92 59 London, England
Shawn Michaels 10/27/92 202 Terre Haute, IN
Marty Jannetty 5/17/93 20 New York City, NY
Shawn Michaels 6/6/93 113 Albany, NY
Razor Ramon 9/27/93 198 New Haven, CT
Diesel 4/13/94 138 Rochester, NY
Razor Ramon 8/29/94 146 Chicago, IL
Jeff Jarrett 1/22/95 94 Tampa, FL
Jeff Jarrett 4/26/95 23 Moline, IL
Razor Ramon 5/19/95 3 Montreal, Quebec
Jeff Jarrett 5/22/95 62 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Shawn Michaels 7/23/95 91 Nashville, TN
Dean Douglas 10/22/95 0 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Razor Ramon 10/22/95 91 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Goldust 1/21/96 71 Fresno, CA
Goldust 4/1/96 83 San Bernardino, CA
Ahmed Johnson 6/23/96 50 Milwaukee, WI
Marc Mero 9/23/96 28 Hershey, PA
Triple H 10/21/96 115 Fort Wayne, IN
Rocky Maivia 2/13/97 74 Lowell, MA
Owen Hart 4/28/97 97 Omaha, NE
Steve Austin 8/3/97 36 East Rutherford, NJ
Owen Hart 10/5/97 35 St. Louis, MO
Steve Austin 11/9/97 29 Montreal, Quebec
The Rock 12/8/97 265 Portland, ME
Triple H 8/30/98 40 New York City, NY
Ken Shamrock 10/12/98 125 Uniondale, NY
Val Venis 2/14/99 29 Memphis, TN
Road Dogg 3/15/99 14 Philadelphia, PA
Goldust 3/29/99 14 East Rutherford, NJ
The Godfather 4/12/99 43 Detroit, MI
Jeff Jarrett 5/25/99 60 Moline, IL
Edge 7/24/99 1 Toronto, Ontario
Jeff Jarrett 7/25/99 2 Buffalo, NY
D’Lo Brown 7/27/99 26 Columbus, OH
Jeff Jarrett 8/22/99 56 Minneapolis, MN
Chyna 10/17/99 56 Cleveland, OH
Chris Jericho 12/12/99 22 Sunrise, FL
Chris Jericho 1/23/00 35 New York City, NY
Kurt Angle 2/27/00 35 Hartford, CT
Chris Benoit 4/2/00 30 Anaheim, CA
Chris Jericho 5/2/00 6 Richmond, VA
Chris Benoit 5/8/00 43 Uniondale, NY
Rikishi 6/20/00 14 Memphis, TN
Val Venis 7/4/00 54 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chyna 8/27/00 8 Raleigh, NC
Eddie Guerrero 9/4/00 78 Lexington, KY
Billy Gunn 11/21/00 19 Sunrise, FL
Chris Benoit 12/10/00 42 Birmingham, AL
Chris Jericho 1/21/01 72 New Orleans, LA
Triple H 4/3/01 7 Oklahoma City, OK
Jeff Hardy 4/10/01 6 Philadelphia, PA
Triple H 4/16/01 34 Knoxville, TN
Kane 5/20/01 37 Sacramento, CA
Albert 6/26/01 27 New York City, NY
Lance Storm 7/23/01 27 Buffalo, NY
Edge 8/19/01 35 San Jose, CA
Christian 9/23/01 28 Pittsburgh, PA
Edge 10/21/01 15 St. Louis, MO
Test 11/5/01 13 Uniondale, NY
Edge 11/18/01 63 Greensboro, NC
William Regal 1/20/02 56 Atlanta, GA
Rob Van Dam 3/17/02 35 Toronto, Ontario
Eddie Guerrero 4/21/02 36 Kansas City, MO
Rob Van Dam 5/27/02 63 Edmonton, Alberta
Chris Benoit 7/29/02 27 Greensboro, NC
Rob Van Dam 8/25/02 22 Uniondale, NY
Chris Jericho 9/16/02 14 Denver, CO
Kane 9/30/02 20 Houston, TX
Triple H 10/20/02 0 Little Rock, AR
Retired 10/20/02
Christian 5/18/03 50 Charlotte, NC
Booker T 7/7/03 34 Montreal, Quebec
Christian 8/10/03 50 Des Moines, IA
Rob Van Dam 9/29/03 28 Rosemont, IL
Chris Jericho 10/27/03 0 Fayetteville, NC
Rob Van Dam 10/27/03 48 Fayetteville, NC
Randy Orton 12/14/03 210 Orlando, FL
Edge 7/11/04 57 Hartford, CT
Chris Jericho 9/12/04 37 Portland, OR
Shelton Benjamin 10/19/04 244 Milwaukee, WI
Carlito 6/20/05 90 Phoenix, AZ
Ric Flair 9/18/05 155 Oklahoma City, OK
Shelton Benjamin 2/20/06 69 Trenton, NJ
Rob Van Dam 4/30/06 15 Lexington, KY
Shelton Benjamin 5/15/06 41 Lubbock, TX
Johnny Nitro 6/25/06 99 Charlotte, NC
Jeff Hardy 10/2/06 35 Topeka, KS
Johnny Nitro 11/6/06 7 Columbus, OH
Jeff Hardy 11/13/06 98 Manchester, England
Umaga 2/19/07 56 Bakersfield, CA
Santino Marella 4/16/07 77 Milan, Italy
Umaga 7/2/07 62 Dallas, TX
Jeff Hardy 9/2/07 190 Columbus, OH
Chris Jericho 3/10/08 111 Milwaukee, WI
Kofi Kingston 6/29/08 49 Dallas, TX
Santino Marella 8/17/08 85 Indianapolis, IN
William Regal 11/10/08 70 Manchester, England
CM Punk 1/19/09 49 Rosemont, IL
JBL 3/9/09 27 Jacksonville, FL
Rey Mysterio 4/5/09 63 Houston, TX
Chris Jericho 6/7/09 21 New Orleans, LA
Rey Mysterio 6/28/09 65 Sacramento, CA
John Morrison 9/1/09 103 Cleveland, OH
Drew McIntyre 12/13/09 161 San Antonio, TX
Kofi Kingston 5/23/10 66 Detroit, MI
Dolph Ziggler 7/28/10 160 Laredo, TX
Kofi Kingston 1/4/11 77 Tucson, AZ
Wade Barrett 3/22/11 89 Columbus, OH
Ezekiel Jackson 6/19/11 51 Washington, DC
Cody Rhodes 8/9/11 236 Sacramento, CA
Big Show 4/1/12 28 Miami, FL
Cody Rhodes 4/29/12 21 Rosemont, IL
Christian 5/20/12 64 Raleigh, NC
The Miz 7/23/12 85 St. Louis, MO
Kofi Kingston 10/16/12 74 Memphis, TN
Wade Barrett 12/29/12 99 Washington, DC
The Miz 4/7/13 1 East Rutherford, NJ
Wade Barrett 4/8/13 69 East Rutherford, NJ
Curtis Axel 6/16/13 155 Rosemont, IL
Big E Langston 11/18/13 167 Nashville, TN
Bad News Barrett 5/4/14 57 East Rutherford, NJ
The Miz 7/20/14 28 Tampa, FL
Dolph Ziggler 8/17/14 35 Los Angeles, CA
The Miz 9/21/14 1 Nashville, TN
Dolph Ziggler 9/22/14 56 Memphis, TN
Luke Harper 11/17/14 27 Roanoke, VA
Dolph Ziggler 12/14/14 22 Cleveland, OH
Bad News Barrett 1/5/15 83 Corpus Christi, TX
Daniel Bryan 3/29/15 43 San Jose, CA
Ryback 5/31/15 112 Corpus Christi, TX
Kevin Owens 9/20/15 84 Houston, TX
Dean Ambrose 12/13/15 64 Boston, MA
Kevin Owens 2/15/16 48 Anaheim, CA
Zack Ryder 4/3/16 1 Arlington, TX
The Miz 4/4/16 188 Dallas, TX
Dolph Ziggler 10/9/16 37 Sacramento, CA
The Miz 11/15/16 49 Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dean Ambrose 1/3/17 152 Jacksonville, FL
The Miz 6/4/17 169 Baltimore, MD
Roman Reigns 11/20/17 63 Houston, TX
The Miz 1/22/18 76 Brooklyn, NY
Seth Rollins 4/8/18 71 New Orleans, LA
Dolph Ziggler 6/18/18 62 Grand Rapids, MI
Seth Rollins 8/19/18 119 Brooklyn, NY
Dean Ambrose 12/16/18 29 San Jose, CA
Bobby Lashley 1/14/19 34 Memphis, TN
Finn Balor 2/17/19 22 Houston, TX
Bobby Lashley 3/11/19 27 Pittsburgh, PA
Finn Balor 4/7/19 98 East Rutherford, NJ
Shinzuke Nakamura 7/14/19 201 Philadelphia, PA
Braun Strowman 1/31/20 37 Tulsa, OK
Sami Zayn 3/08/20 65 Philadelphia, PA
Vacant 5/12/20
AJ Styles 6/12/20 70 Orlando, FL
Jeff Hardy 8/22/20 36 Orlando, FL
Sami Zayn 9/26/20 C Orlando, FL

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