Predicting the next 5 Intercontinental Champions
The Intercontinental Championship has had a rich and glorious history. Commissioned in the year 1979 after Patt Patterson unified the WWF North American and South American Heavyweight Championships, the IC title has been held by some of the greatest of all time. Superstars like Curt Henning, Rick Rude, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, and Chris Jericho have held the prestigious title.
It is the second oldest active Championship in the WWE, with over 80 Superstars holding the championship. The IC title is also called the 'workhorse title' and has been proudly worn by some of the biggest workhorses of the company, from Bret Hart to the current champion Seth Rollins.
During the mid 2000s to late early 2010s, WWE came under severe criticism for not utilizing the IC title properly as it was sparsely defended and didn't have a noteworthy champion during that period, but the past few years have seen a revival in the fortunes of the Champion.
The Miz has been one of the best Intercontinental Champions in recent memory and has been the driving force behind the resurgence of the Intercontinental Championship. He has had classic IC title matches against the likes of Dolph Ziggler, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.
The IC Title has become one of the premier titles in the company and is the top singles titles, given how frequently one sees the Universal Championship on Monday Night.
Here are 5 Superstars who we think would be the next Intercontinental Champion:
# 5 Dean Ambrose
Ever since returning from a long layoff from an injury in August, the Lunatic Fringe has been through a lot. After reuniting with the Shield after SummerSlam, Ambrose would win the RAW Tag Team Championship with Seth Rollins and then, it happened.
Ambrose snapped on Rollins and laid out the Kingslayer, turning heel for the first time since his days in the Shield. While Ambrose's heel turn hasn't gone the way many had excepted, many are pegging him dethrone Rollins as the next Intercontinental Champion.
A lot of this had to with the recent reports indicating that Rollins is being considered for a match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35, which indicates that he is dropping the title before Mania.
Rollins has been one of the MVPs for the WWE in 2018, carrying the IC title for the better part of the year. Rollins has had an excellent series of matches against Dolph Ziggler and The Miz and has been a part of some of the best Intercontinental Championship matches in recent memory, even being in the main-event of Extreme Rules back in July.
Rollins has cemented his position as one of the greatest Intercontinental Champions of all time but now it's time for him drop the title and move on to bigger and better things.
Although the build-up to Rollins-Ambrose Intercontinental Championship match at TLC hasn't lived up to expectations, we expect them to have a great match. Ambrose winning the title will be a great segue for Rollins to enter the Royal Rumble and go on to challenge Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35.