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WWE Intercontinental Championship

The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship created by WWE and is the second major singles title on the WWE Raw brand. It was first introduced by the then-named World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on September, 1st 1979. Gunther is the current Intercontinental Champion in first reign.


  1. List of Intercontinental Champions
  2. Combined Reigns for WWE Intercontinental Championship
  3. FAQs on WWE Intercontinental Championship


Current & Former WWE Intercontinental Championship


ChampionDateEventDays (Rec. by WWE)
Pat PattersonSeptember 1, 1979233
Ken PateraApril 21, 1980House show231
Pedro MoralesDecember 8, 1980House show194
Don MuracoJune 20, 1981House show156
Pedro MoralesNovember 23, 1981House show425
Don MuracoJanuary 22, 1983House show385
Tito SantanaFebruary 11, 1984House show226
Greg ValentineSeptember 24, 1984Maple Leaf Wrestling285
Tito SantanaJuly 6, 1985House show217
Randy SavageFebruary 8, 1986House show414
Ricky SteamboatMarch 29, 1987WrestleMania III65
The Honky Tonk ManJune 2, 1987Superstars of Wrestling454
The Ultimate WarriorAugust 29, 1988SummerSlam216
Rick RudeApril 2, 1989WrestleMania V148
The Ultimate WarriorAugust 28, 1989SummerSlam216
Mr. PerfectApril 23, 1990Superstars of Wrestling126
The Texas TornadoAugust 27, 1990SummerSlam84
Mr. PerfectNovember 19, 1990Superstars of Wrestling280
Bret HartAugust 26, 1991SummerSlam144
The MountieJanuary 17, 1992House show2
Roddy PiperJanuary 19, 1992Royal Rumble77
Bret HartApril 5, 1992WrestleMania VIII146
The British BulldogAugust 29, 1992SummerSlam59
Shawn MichaelsOctober 27, 1992Saturday Night's Main Event XXXI202
Marty JannettyMay 17, 1993Raw20
Shawn MichaelsJune 6, 1993House show113
Razor RamonSeptember 27, 1993Raw198
DieselApril 13, 1994Superstars138
Razor RamonAugust 29, 1994SummerSlam146
Jeff JarrettJanuary 22, 1995Royal Rumble94
Jeff JarrettApril 26, 1995Action Zone23
Razor RamonMay 19, 1995House show3
Jeff JarrettMay 21, 1995House show62
Shawn MichaelsJuly 23, 1995In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks91
Dean DouglasOctober 22, 1995In Your House 4: Great White North<1
Razor RamonOctober 22, 1995In Your House 4: Great White North91
GoldustJanuary 21, 1996Royal Rumble64
GoldustApril 1, 1996Raw<1
Ahmed JohnsonJune 23, 1996King of the Ring58
Marc MeroSeptember 23, 1996Raw28
Hunter Hearst HelmsleyOctober 21, 1996Raw115
Rocky MaiviaFebruary 13, 1997Raw73
Owen HartApril 28, 1997Raw93
Stone Cold Steve AustinAugust 3, 1997SummerSlam64
Owen HartOctober 5, 1997Bad Blood: In Your House28
Stone Cold Steve AustinNovember 9, 1997Survivor Series115
The RockDecember 8, 1997Raw264
Triple HAugust 30, 1998SummerSlam44
Ken ShamrockOctober 12, 1998Raw125
Val VenisFebruary 14, 1999In Your House: St. Valentine's Day Massacre29
Road DoggMarch 15, 1999Raw35
GoldustMarch 29, 1999Raw29
The GodfatherApril 12, 1999Raw264
Jeff JarrettMay 25, 1999Raw44
EdgeJuly 24, 1999House show1
Jeff JarrettJuly 25, 1999Fully Loaded125
D'Lo BrownJuly 27, 1999Raw29
Jeff JarrettAugust 22, 1999SummerSlam14
ChynaOctober 17, 1999No Mercy14
Chris JerichoDecember 12, 1999Armageddon43
Chris Jericho and ChynaJanuary 3, 2000Raw54
Chris JerichoJanuary 23, 2000Royal Rumble1
Kurt AngleFebruary 27, 2000No Way Out1
Chris BenoitApril 2, 2000WrestleMania 200027
Chris JerichoMay 2, 2000SmackDown!56
Chris BenoitMay 8, 2000Raw56
RikishiJune 20, 2000SmackDown!22
Val VenisJuly 4, 2000SmackDown!
ChynaAugust 27, 2000SummerSlam35
Eddie GuerreroSeptember 4, 2000Raw35
Billy GunnNovember 21, 2000SmackDown!32
Chris BenoitDecember 10, 2000Armageddon5
Chris JerichoJanuary 21, 2001Royal Rumble43
Triple HApril 3, 2001SmackDown!14
Jeff HardyApril 10, 2001SmackDown!52
Triple HApril 16, 2001Raw8
KaneMay 20, 2001Judgment Day80
AlbertJune 26, 2001SmackDown!42
Lance StormJuly 23, 2001Raw74
EdgeAugust 19, 2001SummerSlam7
ChristianSeptember 23, 2001Unforgiven3
EdgeOctober 21, 2001No Mercy34
TestNovember 5, 2001Raw39
EdgeNovember 18, 2001Survivor Series25
William RegalJanuary 20, 2002Royal Rumble27
Rob Van DamMarch 17, 2002WrestleMania X835
Eddie GuerreroApril 21, 2002Backlash28
Rob Van DamMay 27, 2002Raw15
Chris BenoitJuly 29, 2002Raw13
Rob Van DamAugust 25, 2002SummerSlam63
Chris JerichoSeptember 16, 2002Raw56
KaneSeptember 30, 2002Raw35
Triple HOctober 20, 2002No Mercy36
ChristianMay 18, 2003Judgment Day63
Booker TJuly 7, 2003Raw27
ChristianAugust 10, 2003House show22
Rob Van DamSeptember 29, 2003Raw14
Chris JerichoOctober 27, 2003Raw20
Rob Van DamOctober 27, 2003Raw<1
Randy OrtonDecember 14, 2003Armageddon
EdgeJuly 11, 2004Vengeance50
Chris JerichoSeptember 12, 2004Unforgiven34
Shelton BenjaminOctober 19, 2004Taboo Tuesday50
CarlitoJune 20, 2005Raw28
Ric FlairSeptember 18, 2005Unforgiven<1
Shelton BenjaminFebruary 20, 2006Raw48
Rob Van DamApril 30, 2006Backlash210
Shelton BenjaminMay 15, 2006Raw57
Johnny NitroJune 25, 2006Vengeance37
Jeff HardyOctober 2, 2006Raw244
Johnny NitroNovember 6, 2006Raw90
Jeff HardyNovember 13, 2006Raw155
UmagaFebruary 19, 2007Raw68
Santino MarellaApril 16, 2007Raw15
UmagaJuly 2, 2007Raw40
Jeff HardySeptember 1, 2007Raw99
Chris JerichoMarch 10, 2008Raw34
Kofi KingstonJune 29, 2008Night of Champions7
Santino MarellaAugust 17, 2008SummerSlam97
William RegalNovember 10, 2008Raw56
CM PunkJanuary 19, 2009Raw77
John "Bradshaw" LayfieldMarch 9, 2009Raw63
Rey MysterioApril 5, 2009WrestleMania XXV189
Chris JerichoJune 7, 2009Extreme Rules111
Rey MysterioJune 28, 2009The Bash48
John MorrisonSeptember 1, 2009SmackDown85
Drew McIntyreDecember 13, 2009TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs70
Kofi KingstonMay 23, 2010Over the Limit49
Dolph ZigglerJuly 28, 2010SmackDown27
Kofi KingstonJanuary 4, 2011SmackDown63
Wade BarrettMarch 22, 2011SmackDown21
Ezekiel JacksonJune 19, 2011Capital Punishment68
Cody RhodesAugust 9, 2011SmackDown100
Big ShowApril 1, 2012WrestleMania XXVIII161
Cody RhodesApril 29, 2012Extreme Rules74
ChristianMay 20, 2012Over the Limit154
The MizJuly 23, 2012Raw 100076
Kofi KingstonOctober 16, 2012Main Event86
Wade BarrettDecember 29, 2012Raw54
The MizApril 7, 2013WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show234
Wade BarrettApril 8, 2013Raw27
Curtis AxelJune 16, 2013Payback22
Big E LangstonNovember 18, 2013Raw64
Bad News BarrettMay 4, 2014Extreme Rules84
The MizJuly 20, 2014Battleground74
Dolph ZigglerAugust 17, 2014SummerSlam99
The MizSeptember 21, 2014Night of Champions1
Dolph ZigglerSeptember 22, 2014Raw69
Luke HarperNovember 17, 2014Raw156
Dolph ZigglerDecember 14, 2014TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs167
Bad News BarrettJanuary 5, 2015Raw58
Daniel BryanMarch 29, 2015WrestleMania 31
RybackMay 31, 2015Elimination Chamber27
Kevin OwensSeptember 20, 2015Night of Champions36
Dean AmbroseDecember 13, 2015TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs<1
Kevin OwensFebruary 15, 2016Raw57
Zack RyderApril 3, 2016WrestleMania 3227
The MizApril 4, 2016Raw23
Dolph ZigglerOctober 9, 2016No Mercy83
The MizNovember 15, 2016SmackDown44
Dean AmbroseJanuary 3, 2017SmackDown
The MizJune 4, 2017Extreme Rules112
Roman ReignsNovember 20, 2017Raw85
The MizJanuary 22, 2018Raw 25 Years64
Seth RollinsApril 8, 2018WrestleMania 3448
Dolph ZigglerJune 18, 2018Raw1
Seth RollinsAugust 19, 2018SummerSlam188
Dean AmbroseDecember 16, 2018TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs37
Bobby LashleyJanuary 14, 2019Raw48
Finn BálorFebruary 17, 2019Elimination Chamber152
Bobby LashleyMarch 11, 2019Raw169
Finn BálorApril 7, 2019WrestleMania 3563
Shinsuke NakamuraJuly 14, 2019Extreme Rules Kickoff75
Braun StrowmanJanuary 31, 2020Super SmackDown71
Sami ZaynMarch 8, 2020Elimination Chamber61
VacatedMay 12, 2020
AJ StylesJune 12, 2020SmackDown71
Jeff HardyAugust 21, 2020SmackDown36
Sami ZaynSeptember 27, 2020Clash of Champions89
Big EDecember 22, 2020SmackDown107
Apollo CrewsApril 11, 2021WrestleMania 37 - Night Two123
Shinsuke NakamuraAugust 13, 2021SmackDown189
Sami ZaynFebruary 11, 2022SmackDown13
RicochetMarch 4, 2022SmackDown1
GuntherJune 10, 2022SmackDown98



Combined Reigns for WWE Intercontinental Championship


WrestlerNo. of reignsCombined Days (rec. by WWE)
Pedro Morales2617
The Miz8592
Don Muraco2539
The Honky Tonk Man1453
Tito Santana2441
Razor Ramon4434
The Ultimate Warrior2434
Randy Savage1413
Mr. Perfect2404
Shawn Michaels3403
Wade Barrett/Bad News Barrett5390
Dolph Ziggler6363
Jeff Hardy5359
Shelton Benjamin3352
Rocky Maivia/The Rock2337
Shinsuke Nakamura/King Nakamura2320+
Chris Jericho9311
Jeff Jarrett6284
Bret Hart2288
Greg Valentine1284
Big E Langston/Big E2273
Kofi Kingston4272
Cody Rhodes2254
Dean Ambrose3242
Pat Patterson1232
Ken Patera1230
Rob Van Dam6224
Randy Orton1209
Johnny Nitro/John Morrison3206
Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple H5200
Christian4192
Seth Rollins2190
Edge5171
Goldust3158
Santino Marella2160
Drew McIntyre1160
Curtis Axel1155
Ric Flair1153
Sami Zayn2172
Rick Rude1147
Chris Benoit4159
Diesel1137
Kevin Owens2131
Owen Hart2130
Rey Mysterio2129
William Regal2124
Ken Shamrock1124
Apollo Crews1123
Finn Bálor2119
Umaga2119
Eddie Guerrero2116
Ryback1112
Ricochet198
Carlito190
The Texas Tornado184
Val Venis279
Roddy Piper177
AJ Styles171
Stone Cold Steve Austin293
Ricky Steamboat165
Chyna264
Roman Reigns162
Bobby Lashley260
The British Bulldog159
Kane259
Ezekiel Jackson154
Ahmed Johnson158
CM Punk149
Daniel Bryan143
The Godfather143
Braun Strowman136
Kurt Angle135
Booker T134
Big Show127
Marc Mero128
Albert125
John "Bradshaw" Layfield127
Lance Storm127
Luke Harper126
D'Lo Brown127
Marty Jannetty120
Billy Gunn117
Rikishi114
Road Dogg114
Test113
The Mountie12
Zack Ryder11
Gunther11+
Dean Douglas1<1


FAQs on WWE Intercontinental Championship


Q. Who was the first WWE Intercontinental Champion?

Pat Patterson was the first WWE Intercontinental Champion.


Q. Who is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion?

Gunther is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion.


Q. Who has the most WWE Intercontinental titles?

Chris Jericho has won the WWE Intercontinental title most number of times (9).


Q. Who has the longest single reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion?

The Honky Tonk Man has had the longest single reign as the WWE Intercontinental Champion of 454 days (as recognized by WWE).



Last Updated: June 11, 2022

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