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WWE News: The Miz is now the 3rd longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time

Rohit Nath
3.59K   //    15 Sep 2017, 17:01 IST

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The Intercontinental Championship has defined The Miz since 2016

What's the story?

The Miz pointed out on Twitter that he has made a huge piece of history by surpassing The Honky Tonk Man to become the 3rd longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.

In case you didn't know...

The Miz is a 7-time Intercontinental Champion, but his notable runs began at 2016 on the RAW after WrestleMania 32 when he won the Intercontinental Championship from Zack Ryder. He went on to have a tremendous run as champion, carrying it on to SmackDown Live and bringing back the prestige.

His feud with Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship last year was considered by many fans to be the feud of the year, with the peak being their match at No Mercy, where Ziggler won the Intercontinental Championship with his career on the line.

Miz has had two more reigns as champion since most recently winning it from Dean Ambrose at Extreme Rules 2017.

The heart of the matter

The Miz revealed that he surpassed The Honky Tonk Man to become the 3rd longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.

It should be noted that Honky Tonk Man has only one reign at 454 days, which is the longest individual reign in the history of the Intercontinental Championship.

The Miz now has 86 more days in order to surpass Don Muraco to become the 2nd longest reigning IC champion of all time. It seems inevitable that he surpasses Muraco and perhaps even Pedro Morales as he is currently just 36(almost 37) years old.

What's next?

The Miz seems to be getting set to take on Jason Jordan at No Mercy for the Intercontinental Champion. Hopefully, he continues to have a long run as champion and moves into immortality.


Author's take

The Miz deserves to be on the top list and when it's all said and done, it will be the Intercontinental Champion that defines The Hollywood A-Lister and his career. Can he achieve immortality by becoming the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time? We think he will!

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Rohit Nath
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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