THE HISTORY OF THE WWF INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE
1. Pat Patterson is awarded the WWF I-C Title.
(According to the WWF, Pat Patterson wins a tournament in Rio De Janeiro,
BRAZIL in September 1979. In actuality, Patterson was simply handed the title. There was no such tournament. I mean
cmon, why would they go out of the country to hold a tournament for a title that represents the United States?)
2. Pat Patterson vs. Dominic Denucci. (February 1980 in New York, NY)
3. Pat Patterson vs. Ken Patera. (April 21, 1980 in New York, NY)
4. Ken Patera vs. Pedro Morales. (December 8, 1980 in New York, NY)
5. Pedro Morales vs. Don Muraco. (June 20, 1981 in Philadelphia, PA)
6. Don Muraco vs. Pedro Morales. (November 23, 1981 in New York, NY)
7. Pedro Morales vs. Don Muraco. (January 22, 1983 in New York, NY)
8. Don Muraco vs. Tito Santana. (February 11, 1984 in Boston, MA)
9. Tito Santana vs. Greg Valentine. (September 24, 1984 in London, Ontario, CANADA)
10. Greg Valentine vs. Tito Santana.
11. Greg Valentine vs. Tito Santana.
12. Greg Valentine vs. The Junkyard Dog. (Title defense by Valentine)
13. Greg Valentine vs. Tito Santana (GREAT STEEL CAGE MATCH! July 6, 1985 in Baltimore, MD)
14. Tito Santana vs. Randy Savage. (Title Defense by Santana)
15. Tito Santana vs. Randy Savage. (The "Macho Man" wins the IC Title! February 8, 1986 in Boston, MA)
Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat. (Wrestlemania 3 - March 29, 1987
in Pontiac, MI - ABSOLUTELY
PHENOMENAL MATCH! Hulk Hogan v. Andre the Giant may have headlined this show, but Savage v. Steamboat
STOLE IT! This match is THE GREATEST INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH OF ALL TIME!)
Ricky Steamboat vs. The Honky
Tonk Man (June 2, 1987 in Buffalo, NY - Steamboat was supposed to get an
extremely long run as IC champ, but wanted to take time off to be with his wife and new son. Vince McMahon put the
title on the HonkyTnk Man and the GREATEST HEEL IC CHAMP OF ALL TIME WAS CROWNED! Ironically,
the original choice to beat Steamboat for the title was The Natural Butch Reed, but Reed apparently no-showed the
TV taping where the match was supposed to take place, and the Honkytonk Man got the nod.
The Honky Tonk Man vs. The
Ultimate Warrior (August 29, 1988 in New York, NY - After 14 months as
drops the IC title to the Warrior at the inaugural Summer Slam PPV in 19 seconds! The Crowd goes BALLISIC!)
19. The Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude. (April 2, 1989 in Atlantic City, NJ)
Ultimate Warrior v. Rick Rude
(The Warrior would regain the IC title at the second Summer Slam PPV, and reign
IC champ until vacating the title on April 1, 1990 when he defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Title. )
Mr. Perfect vs. Tito Santana
for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (Mr. Perfect wins the WWF I-C Title in an
tournament. April 23, 1990 in Austin, TX)
22. Mr. Perfect vs. Kerry Von Erich. (Summerslam 1990 - August 27, 1990 in Philadelphia, PA)
23. Kerry Von Erich vs. Mr. Perfect. (November 19, 1990 in Rochester, NY)
· Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart. (GREAT MATCH! August 26, 1991 in New York, NY)
2. Bret Hart vs. The Mountie. (January 17, 1992 in Springfield, MA)
3. The Mountie vs. Roddy Piper. (January 19, 1992 in Albany, NY Piper wins his first EVER WWF gold!)
4. Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart. (VERY GOOD MATCH! April 5, 1992 in Indianapolis, IN)
5. The British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels. (October 27, 1992 in Terre Haute, IN)
Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty. (May 17, 1993 in New York, NY
Michaels former tag team partner shocks the
world by coming out of the Monday Night Raw crowd to challenge AND DEFEAT Michaels for the IC Title!)
Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn
Michaels. (June 6, 1993 in Albany, NY Footage of this title change was
never broadcast or
recapped on WWF TV. )
8. Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty.
· The WWF I-C Title is vacated in September 1993 when Shawn Michaels temporarily leaves the WWF.
9. Razor Ramon vs. Rick Martel for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (September 27, 1993 in New Haven, CT Razor wins the IC Title.)
10. Razor Ramon vs. Diesel. (April 13, 1994 in Rochester, NY)
11. Diesel vs. Razor Ramon. (August 29, 1994 in Chicago, IL)
12. Razor Ramon vs. Jeff Jarrett. (January 22, 1995 in Tampa, FL)
· The WWF I-C Title is vacated after a controversial match between Jeff Jarrett & Bob Holly on April 26, 1995 in Moline, IL.
1. Jeff Jarrett vs. Bob Holly for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (April 26, 1995 in Moline, IL)
2. Jeff Jarrett vs. Shawn Michaels. (July 23, 1995 in Nashville, TN)
*According to the WWF. Shawn Michaels is forced to forfeit the WWF
I-C Title due to injury to Dean Douglas by WWF
President Gorilla Monsoon on October 22, 1995 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA.
THE REAL STORY
is that Michaels was EASILY in good enough condition To wrestle that night, but had not been getting along with Douglas. Shawn
had actually intended to wrestle that night, and had told a friend that he'd embarrass Douglas in their match. Whether by not being
cooperative, not selling Douglas' offensive moves, or by some other way making Douglas look stupid on live PPV, I'm not sure, but
when Douglas got word of this, he immediately sent word back that the instant Michaels went outside of the "script" Douglas would
SHOOT on Michaels and legitimately hurt him. As a result, HBK refused to work the match because he knew that in a fair fight, he
wouldn't be able to beat Shane Douglas.
Dean Douglas v. Razor Ramon (Because Michaels had a LOT of power in
the WWF at the time, he was able to get away with
not only not working the match, but ensuring that Razor Ramon would not only be Michaels' substitute, but Ramon would
BEAT Douglas for the title THAT SAME NIGHT! Douglas would very soon after, leave the WWF in disgust. IYH#4 10/22/95)
Razor Ramon vs. Goldust. (January 21, 1996 in Fresno, CA)
* The WWF I-C Title is vacated after a controversial match between Goldust & Savio Vega on April 1, 1996 in San Bernadino, CA.
4. Goldust vs. Savio Vega for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (Golddust regains the title)
5. Goldust vs. Ahmed Johnson. (June 23, 1996 in Milwaukee, WI)
* Due to injury, Ahmed Johnson is forced to vacate the WWF I-C Title by WWF President Gorilla Monsoon on August 12, 1996.
Marc Mero vs. Faarooq Asad for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (Marc Mero
wins the WWF I-C Title in an eight man tournament.
September 23, 1996 in Hershey, PA)
7. Marc Mero vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley. (October 21, 1996 in Ft. Wayne, IN)
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Rocky Maivia. (February 13, 1997 in
Lowell, MA - The future ROCK was still in his original
Ultra baby-face persona, AND WAS GETTING BOOED OUT OF THE BULDING! The fans were very resentful that Rocky
was simply being pushed down their throats and basically handed the IC title.)
Rocky Maivia vs. Owen Hart. (April 28, 1997 in Omaha, NB - Despite
being a heel, Owen is cheered mightily as he cleanly
pins Maivia for the IC Title.)
Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin. (August 3, 1997 in East Rutherford, NJ -
in one of the sacriest moments in the history of the WWF,
Owen Hart botches a Piledriver and BREAKS AUSTIN'S NECK LEGIT! Austin actually was paralyzed for the next minute, and
couldn't move! Owen & the Ref had to stall for time until Austin could move enough to quickly end the match. I don't know how
true this next part is, but I understood that Austin never really forgave Hart for that mistake which very nearly ended his career.
As it is, Austin would not be able to wrestle again for several months.
* Due to injury, Steve Austin is forced to vacate the WWF I-C Title
by WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter on September 8, 1997 in
Owen Hart vs. Faarooq for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (October 5, 1997
in St. Louis, MO - Austin interferes in order to insure
That Owen would win the match, and the 8 man tournament to win the IC title)
Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin. (November 9, 1997 in Montreal, Quebec,
CANADA - Austin FINALLY gets his revenge on Owen,
regaining the IC Title.)
5. Steve Austin hands the WWF I-C Title to The Rock on December 8, 1997 in Portland, ME.
The Rock vs. Triple H in a Ladder Match. (August 30, 1998 in New
York, NY FANTASTIC MATCH! HHH wins the
Intercontinental title, but the real star in this match was the Rock. This was by far the Rock's best match to date! He was already
getting lots of heat as a heel, but, you could finally see the general audience [and not just his fans] really begin to APPRECIATE
the Rock as not only were there the usual "ROCKY SUCKS" chants, but towards the end, the crowd was actually chanting
"ROCKY! ROCKY!" and cheering him just as loud as HHH. It was at this point that the Rock transcended Good and Bad like
Austin did a year earlier, and became THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION in fact, as well as name. A definite breakout match for the
* Due to injury, Triple H is forced to vacate the WWF I-C Title by WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter in October 1998.
Ken Shamrock vs. X-Pac for the vacant WWF I-C Title. (Ken Shamrock
wins the WWF I-C Title in an eight man tournament.
October 12, 1998 in Uniondale, NY)
8. Ken Shamrock vs. Val Venis. (February 14, 1999 in Memphis, TN)
9. Val Venis vs. The Road Dogg. (March 15, 1999 in San Jose, CA)
10. The Road Dogg vs. Goldust. (March 29, 1999 in East Rutherford, NJ)
11. Goldust vs. The Godfather. (April 12, 1999 in Detroit, MI)
NOTE: Owen Hart (aka The Blue Blazer) was scheduled to defeat The Godfather for the WWF I-C Title on May 23, 1999 in Kansas
City, MO. However,
due to a stunt failure, Owen Hart fell to his death. The Godfather still
remained as WWF I-C
12. The Godfather vs. Jeff Jarrett. (May 25, 1999 in Moline, IL)
During the time period of the first 3 matches,
, we saw some of the best IC matches in recent memory, as the best of the WWF's
carders were given runs with the title, and put on some GREAT MATCHES!
1. Jeff Jarrett vs. Edge. (July 24, 1999 in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
2. Edge vs. Jeff Jarrett. (July 25, 1999 in Buffalo, NY)
3. Jeff Jarrett vs. D-Lo Brown. (July 27, 1999 in Columbus, OH)
4. D-Lo Brown vs. Jeff Jarrett. (August 22, 1999 in Minneapolis, MN)
Jeff Jarrett vs. Chyna in a Good Housekeeping Rules Match. (October
17, 1999 in Cleveland, OH - Chyna becomes the first
female WWF I-C Champion.)
6. Chyna vs. Chris Jericho. (December 12, 1999 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Chris Jericho vs. Chyna ( The WWF I-C Title is temporarily vacated
after a controversial match between Chris Jericho & Chyna
on December 28, 1999 in Richmond, VA after two referees dispute pinfalls. Chris Jericho & Chyna are declared
WWF Co-Intercontinental Champions! This would mean that if either one of them loses a match, they both lose the title on
January 23, 2000 in Miami, FL.
Chris Jericho vs. Chyna vs. Hardcore Holly in a Triple Threat Match.
(January 23, 2000 in New York, NY Chris Jericho claims
sole-possession of the WWF I-C Title by winning the Triple Threat Match against Chyna & Hardcore Holly. )
9. Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle. (February 27, 2000 in Hartford, CT)
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat Match.
(GREAT MATCH! Angle went into this match as both
The Intercontinental and European champions. He would lose both titles without being pinned once! April 2, 2000 in Anaheim,
11. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho. (FANTASTIC MATCH! May 2, 2000 in Richmond, VA)
12. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit. (ANOTHER GREAT MATCH! May 8, 2000 in Uniondale, NY)
13. Chris Benoit vs. Rikishi Phatu. (June 20, 2000 in Memphis, TN)
14. Rikishi Phatu vs. Val Venis. (July 4, 2000 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Val Venis & Trish Stratus vs. Chyna & Eddie Guerrero. (August 27,
2000 in Raleigh, NC - Chyna & Eddie Guerrero defeat Val
Venis & Trish Stratus when Chyna pinned Trish Stratus. As a result, Chyna becomes the new WWF I-C Champion!
16. Chyna vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat Match. (September 4, 2000 in Lexington, KY)
17. Eddie Guerrero vs. Billy Gunn. (November 21, 2000 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
18. Billy Gunn vs. Chris Benoit. (December 10, 2000 in Birmingham, AL)
Billy Gunn vs. Chris Benoit. (December 10, 2000 in Birmingham, AL) Chris
Benoit vs. Chris Jericho in a Ladder Match. (STILL ANOTHER GREAT MATCH!
These guys really outdid themselves
here! January 21, 2001 in New Orleans, LA)
2. Chris Jericho vs. Triple H. (April 3, 2001 in Tulsa, OK)
3. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy. (April 10, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA)
4. Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H. (April 16, 2001 in Knoxville, TN)
5. Triple H vs. Kane in a Chain Match. (May 20, 2001 in Sacramento, CA)
6. Kane v. Albert (June 26, 2001 New York, NY)
7. Albert v. Lance Storm (July 23, 2001 Buffalo, NY)
8. Lance Storm v. Edge (8/29/01 San Jose, CA)
9. Edge v. Christian (September 23, 2001 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
10. Christian v. Edge (October 21, 2001 Saint Louis, Missouri LADDER MATCH)
11. Edge v. Test (November 5, 2001 Uniondale, New York )
12. Test v. Edge (November 18, 2001 Greensboro, North Carolina 29 This match unified the IC and the United States Titles.)
1. Edge v. William Regal (January 20, 2002 Atlanta, Georgia )
2. William Regal v. Rob Van Dam (March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada )
3. RVD v. Eddie Guerrero (April 21, 2002 Kansas City, Missouri )
4. Eddie Guerrero v. Rob Van Dam (2) May 27, 2002 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Ladder Match)
*Rob Van Dam defeated European Champion, Jeff Hardy, to unify both titles in a ladder match on July 22, 2002 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
5. RVD v. Chris Benoit (July 29, 2002 Greensboro, North Carolina)
6. Chris Benoit v. RVD (August 25, 2002 Uniondale, New York)
* RVD defeats Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer to unify the titles on August 26, 2002 in NYC
7. RVD v. Chris Jericho (September 16, 2002 Denver, Colorado )
8. Chris Jericho v. Kane (September 30, 2002 Houston, Texas )
Kane v. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (October 20, 2002 Little Rock, Arkansas
HHH defeats Kane to unify the IC and RAW World
Titles.The IC title is discontinued.)
Battle Royal (May 18, 2003 Charlotte, North Carolina RAW Co-GM
Steve Austin reactivates the IC Title with Christian
winning a battle royal to become the new IC Champion.)
2. Christian v. Booker T. (July 7, 2003 Montreal, Quebec, Canada )
3. Booker T. v. Christian (August 10, 2003 Des Moines, Iowa )
4. Christian v. Rob Van Dam (September 29, 2003 Rosemont, Illinois LADDER MATCH.)
5. RVD v. Chris Jericho (October 27, 2003 Fayetteville, North Carolina )
6. Chris Jericho v. Rob Van Dam (October 27, 2003 Fayetteville, North Carolina Steel Cage Match)
7. RVD v. Randy Orton (December 14,2003 Orlando, Florida )
8. Randy Orton v. Edge (July 11, 2004 Hartford, Connecticut 36 )
*Eric Bischoff strips Edge of the IC Title on 9/6 when Edge is injured at a house show.
9. Edge v. Chris Jericho (September 12, 2004 Portland, Oregon LADDER MATCH.)
10. Chris Jericho v. Shelton Benjamin (October 19, 2004 Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
11. Shelton Benjamin v. Carlito Caribbean Cool (June 20, 2005 Phoenix, Arizona )
Carlito v. Ric Flair (September 18, 2005 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -
You just knew that Flair was going to win the IC Title when
he successfully connected with a top rope double axe handle for the first time in like 15 years)
13. Ric Flair v. Shelton Benjamin (February 20, 2006 Trenton. New Jersey )
14. Shelton Benjamin v. Rob Van Dam (April 30, 2006 Lexington, Kentucky )
Shelton Benjamin v. RVD v. Chris Masters v. HHH v. John Cena (May 15,
2006 Lubbock, Texas Shelton Benjamin wins the IC
Title in a Texas Tornado match.)
16. Shelton Benjamin v. Carlito v. Johnny Nitro (June 25, 2006 Charlotte, North Carolina 3 way match.)
17. Johnny Nitro v. Jeff Hardy (October 2, 2006 Topeka, Kansas )
18. Jeff Hardy v. Johnny Nitro (November 6, 2006 Columbus, Ohio )
19. Johnny Nitro v. Jeff Hardy (November 13, 2006 Manchester, England )
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