WWE Intercontinental Championship

Current Champion

Dean Ambrose

Since: January 03, 2017

Days Held: 140 Days

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Champion

Date Won

Days Held

Observations

November 15, 2016
49 days
October 09, 2016
37 days
This was a career vs championship match.
April 04, 2016
188 days
April 03, 2016
1 days
This was a ladder match that also included Sami Zayn, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, and Sin Cara.
February 15, 2016
48 days
This match was a 5-way match also including Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, and Tyler Breeze.
December 13, 2015
64 days
September 20, 2015
84 days
May 31, 2015
112 days
This was an Elimination Chamber match also involving Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry, R-Truth, and King Barrett. Ryback pinned Sheamus to win the championship.
May 11, 2015
20 days
championship vacated due to injury.
March 29, 2015
43 days
This was a ladder match that also included Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper, Stardust, Dolph Ziggler, and R-Truth.
January 05, 2015
83 days
This was a 2-out-of-3 falls match.
December 14, 2014
22 days
This was a ladder match
November 17, 2014
27 days
September 22, 2014
56 days
September 21, 2014
1 days
August 17, 2014
35 days
July 20, 2014
28 days
This was a 19-man battle royal. Miz lastly eliminated Dolph Ziggler to win the vacant championship.
June 30, 2014
20 days
championship vacated due to a shoulder injury.
May 04, 2014
57 days
November 18, 2013
167 days
June 16, 2013
155 days
This match also included The Miz.
April 08, 2013
69 days
April 07, 2013
1 days
December 29, 2012
99 days
October 16, 2012
74 days
July 23, 2012
85 days
May 20, 2012
64 days
April 29, 2012
21 days
This was a Table Match
April 01, 2012
28 days
August 09, 2011
236 days
June 19, 2011
51 days
March 22, 2011
89 days
January 04, 2011
77 days
July 28, 2010
160 days
May 23, 2010
66 days
December 13, 2009
161 days
September 01, 2009
103 days
June 28, 2009
65 days
This was a Mask vs. championship match.
June 07, 2009
21 days
This was a No Holds Barred match.
April 05, 2009
63 days
championship became exclusive to SmackDown when Mysterio was drafted to SmackDown on April 13, 2009.
March 09, 2009
27 days
January 19, 2009
49 days
November 10, 2008
70 days
August 17, 2008
85 days
Won the championship in an intergender tag team match in which both the Intercontinental and Women's Championship were on the line. The championship was won when partner Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James.
June 29, 2008
49 days
March 10, 2008
111 days
September 02, 2007
190 days
July 02, 2007
62 days
April 16, 2007
77 days
This was a No Holds Barred match. Santino debuted being hand picked from the audience by Mr. McMahon.
February 19, 2007
56 days
November 13, 2006
98 days
November 06, 2006
7 days
This was a no disqualification match.
October 02, 2006
35 days
June 25, 2006
99 days
This was a triple threat match also involving Carlito.
May 15, 2006
41 days
This was a 3-on-2 Handicap Texas Tornado match featuring Benjamin, Chris Masters and Triple H against WWE Champion John Cena and Rob Van Dam, in which anyone to beat Cena or Van Dam would win their respective championship; Benjamin pinned Van Dam.
April 30, 2006
15 days
Van Dam's Money in the Bank contract also on the line.
February 20, 2006
69 days
September 18, 2005
155 days
June 20, 2005
90 days
October 19, 2004
244 days
September 12, 2004
37 days
Defeated Christian in a ladder match. With this victory, Jericho broke Jeff Jarrett's record for most Intercontinental Championships
September 06, 2004
6 days
Vacated due to injury.
July 11, 2004
57 days
December 14, 2003
210 days
Mick Foley was the guest referee.
October 27, 2003
48 days
This was a steel cage match.
October 27, 2003
0 days
September 23, 2003
34 days
This was a ladder match.
August 10, 2003
44 days
July 07, 2003
34 days
May 18, 2003
50 days
Won a battle royal involving Booker T,Val Venis,Chris Jericho, Goldust, Test, Lance Storm, Kane and Rob Van Dam to revive the championship
October 20, 2002
210 days
This was a unification match to unify the Intercontinental championship into Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship.
September 30, 2002
20 days
September 16, 2002
14 days
August 25, 2002
22 days
The championship was returned to Raw due to Van Dam's status as a Raw superstar.
July 29, 2002
27 days
championship became exclusive to SmackDown! when Benoit defected to the SmackDown! brand on July 30
May 27, 2002
63 days
This was a ladder match.
April 21, 2002
36 days
championship was renamed WWE Intercontinental Championship on May 6, 2002.
March 17, 2002
35 days
January 20, 2002
56 days
November 18, 2001
63 days
This was a unification match to seal Edge's WCW United States Championship.
November 05, 2001
13 days
October 21, 2001
15 days
September 23, 2001
28 days
August 19, 2001
35 days
July 23, 2001
27 days
June 26, 2001
27 days
This was a no-disqualification match.
May 20, 2001
37 days
This was a chain match.
April 16, 2001
34 days
April 10, 2001
6 days
April 03, 2001
7 days
January 21, 2001
72 days
This was a ladder match.
December 10, 2000
42 days
November 21, 2000
19 days
September 04, 2000
78 days
This was a triple threat match also involving Kurt Angle.
August 27, 2000
8 days
Won the championship in an intergender tag team match that pitted Chyna and Eddie Guerrero against Venis and Trish Stratus, in which the winner of the fall would win the championship; Chyna pinned Trish.
July 04, 2000
54 days
June 20, 2000
14 days
May 08, 2000
43 days
May 02, 2000
6 days
April 02, 2000
30 days
Won first fall of a two fall Triple Threat Match between Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle where both of Angle's championships were at stake; pinned Jericho to win fall and claim championship.
February 27, 2000
35 days
Became third man to win the championship while being the reigning European Champion.
January 23, 2000
35 days
Jericho defeated Chyna and Hardcore Holly in a triple threat match to become undisputed champion.
January 03, 2000
20 days
On December 28, 1999 (aired December 30, 1999) on SmackDown!, a championship match between Chyna and Jericho ended in a double pinfall; as a result they were recognized as co-champions. WWE doesn't recognize this period as an official reign as the championship is considered vacant.
January 03, 2000
20 days
On December 28, 1999 (aired December 30, 1999) on SmackDown!, a championship match between Chyna and Jericho ended in a double pinfall; as a result they were recognized as co-champions. WWE doesn't recognize this period as an official reign as the championship is considered vacant.
December 12, 1999
22 days
October 17, 1999
56 days
This was a Good Housekeeping match. Chyna became the first woman to win a male's championship in WWF.
August 22, 1999
56 days
Jarrett also won the European Championship in the match.
July 26, 1999
27 days
Brown's WWF European Championship was also on the line.
July 25, 1999
1 days
July 24, 1999
1 days
May 25, 1999
60 days
April 12, 1999
43 days
March 29, 1999
14 days
March 15, 1999
14 days
February 14, 1999
29 days
Billy Gunn was the special referee.
October 12, 1998
125 days
Defeated X-Pac in a tournament final.
October 09, 1998
3 days
Vacated due to injury.
August 30, 1998
40 days
Won the championship in a ladder match.
December 08, 1997
265 days
Austin handed the championship to Rock.
November 09, 1997
29 days
October 05, 1997
35 days
Defeated Faarooq in a tournament final.
September 08, 1997
27 days
Vacated due to a neck injury Austin suffered in winning the championship.
August 03, 1997
36 days
April 28, 1997
97 days
February 13, 1997
74 days
October 21, 1996
115 days
September 23, 1996
28 days
Defeated Faarooq in a tournament final.
August 12, 1996
42 days
Johnson forfeited the championship after being attacked by the debuting Faarooq after winning an 11-man battle royal.
June 23, 1996
50 days
April 01, 1996
83 days
Defeated Savio Vega in a rematch.
April 01, 1996
0 days
Held up when a championship defense against Savio Vega ends in a no contest.
January 21, 1996
71 days
October 22, 1995
91 days
October 22, 1995
0 days
Douglas won the championship by forfeit due to Michaels being legitimately attacked outside a nightclub in Syracuse, NY on October 14, 1995.
July 23, 1995
91 days
May 22, 1995
62 days
May 19, 1995
3 days
Won the championship in a ladder match.
April 26, 1995
23 days
Defeated Bob Holly in a rematch for the vacant championship.
April 26, 1995
0 days
Held up when Jarrett's championship defense against Bob Holly ended controversially.
January 22, 1995
94 days
August 29, 1994
146 days
April 13, 1994
138 days
September 27, 1993
198 days
Ramon and Rick Martel were the final two participants in a battle royal, in which the last two would face off the next week for the vacant championship; Ramon won the match which aired October 11, 1993 on tape delay. Shawn Michaels later returned, claiming to be the true champion as nobody defeated him for the championship; Ramon went on to defeat Michaels in a ladder match on March 20, 1994 at WrestleMania X to become undisputed champion.
September 27, 1993
0 days
Michaels was stripped of the championship for failing to defend it within 30 days.
June 06, 1993
113 days
May 17, 1993
20 days
October 27, 1992
202 days
August 29, 1992
59 days
April 05, 1992
146 days
January 19, 1992
77 days
January 17, 1992
2 days
August 26, 1991
144 days
November 19, 1990
280 days
August 27, 1990
84 days
April 23, 1990
126 days
Defeated Tito Santana in a tournament final.
April 01, 1990
22 days
The championship was vacated when Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship.
August 28, 1989
216 days
April 02, 1989
148 days
August 29, 1988
216 days
June 02, 1987
454 days
March 29, 1987
65 days
February 08, 1986
414 days
July 06, 1985
217 days
September 24, 1984
285 days
February 11, 1984
226 days
January 22, 1983
385 days
November 23, 1981
425 days
June 20, 1981
156 days
December 08, 1980
194 days
April 21, 1980
231 days
September 01, 1979
233 days
Patterson was awarded the championship as a result of defeating Ted DiBiase to win the WWF North American Heavyweight Championship on June 19, 1979 in Allentown, PA, and winning a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.