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The 6 shortest Intercontinental Title reigns in history

Paul Benson
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The Intercontinental Title

The Intercontinental Championship has been in existence since 1979 and in the near forty years since it has featured some very long title reigns such as The Honky Tonk Man's record 454 days as Champion.

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However, there have been several reigns that have been considerably shorter. This countdown looks at the six shortest in WWE history.

=3 Zack Ryder (1 day)

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Zack Ryder - Victorious at Wrestlemania 32

Zack Ryder shockingly won the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania 32, in 2016, at least four years after he had last been a relevant part of WWE programming.

Those fans optimistic that Ryder's win would see a renewed push for "The Long Island Iced Z" were soon disappointed. 24 hours later in fact, when new Champion, Ryder was dethroned by perennial Intercontinental Champion The Miz on Raw.

Ryder immediately disappeared from television again and has been nowhere close to a Championship ever since.

=3 Edge (1 day)

Edge wins his first Intercontinental Championship at a house show in Toronto

In the summer of 1999, WWE tried to push Edge as a singles performer once again, as they had the previous summer.

This time Edge won gold. Edge defeated Jeff Jarrett at a non-televised house show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 24, 1999, to win his first Intercontinental Championship.

Edge defended the title the next night at the Fully Loaded pay per view wherein he dropped the belt back to Jarrett.

His singles push wouldn't last much longer as he was once again teamed with Christian in his next pay per view appearance at Summerslam.

It was a pairing that lasted another two years and saw the tandem win 7 Tag Team Championships before Edge embarked on another rather more successful singles run, following the team's break up.

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