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Harrowing statistic surrounding the Intercontinental Championship revealed 

The Intercontinental Title hasn't featured at a premium live event for almost a year
The Intercontinental Title hasn't featured at a premium live event for almost a year
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Tanmay Singh Bhadauria

It has been almost a year since the Intercontinental Championship was last featured on at a premium live event. The last such appearance of the title was on WrestleMania 37 Night 2 on April 11, 2021, when Big E defended his title against Apollo Crews.

At last year's WrestleMania, The Powerhouse of Positivity faced off against Crews in a Nigerian Drum Fight, which was basically a No Holds Barred bout. The New Day member lost the match when Commander Azeez debuted and helped Crews defeat Big E.

The IC Championship has not been featured at a premium live event since. The belt has changed hands a few times since then, all of which happened on SmackDown. King Nakamura pinned Apollo Crews on the August 13th, 2021, episode of the blue show. Sami Zayn defeated Nakamura on February 18th, and current champion Ricochet defeated Zayn on the March 4th episode.

Ricochet is set to defend his Intercontinental Championship against Angel and Humberto on the April 1st episode of SmackDown, which is billed as "WrestleMania SmackDown."

.@KingRicochet defends the #ICTitle against @AngelGarzaWwe and @humberto_wwe in a Triple Threat Match next week on #WrestleMania #SmackDown! https://t.co/hQgPbTHaI8

The Intercontinental Championship is not set to appear at WrestleMania 38

With the Intercontinental Championship set to be defended on WrestleMania SmackDown, there are seemingly no plans in place for the title to appear at WrestleMania 38.

This championship is not the only mid-card title that could not find a place on The Showcase of Immortals this year. United States Champion Finn Balor will compete in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on WrestleMania SmackDown.

The WrestleMania card is currently as follows:

WrestleMania Saturday (Night 1) confirmed card

  • The KO Show featuring "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
  • SmackDown Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
  • RAW Women's Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Usos (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs
  • Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin

WrestleMania Sunday (Night 2) confirmed card

  • WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
  • RAW Tag Team Championships: RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Championships: Carmella & Zelina Vega (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler
  • AJ Styles vs. Edge
  • Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
  • Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee

When do you think the Intercontinental Championship will next appear at a premium live event? Sound off in the comments section below!


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Edited by Brandon Nell
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