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Intercontinental Championship
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Baron Corbin as Intercontinental Champion
Current Champion Chris Jericho
Date Won 2nd April 2017
Date Established 29th January 2012
Brand RAW
First Champion Randy Orton
Most Reigns Leo Kruger (3 reigns)
Longest Reign Cesaro (171 days)
Shortest Reign Mason Ryan & Leo Kruger (1 day)
Most Defenses Cesaro (10 defences)

The Intercontinental Championship is a midcard championship within the WTX Universe series.

It was formerly the midcard championship of the SmackDown brand until the 2014 Draft in which the championship was exchanged with Raw's United States Championship.

History

The Intercontinental Championship debuted as the midcard championship of the SmackDown brand on the debut episode of WTX Universe back on January 29th 2012. The championship was held by Randy Orton who held it for 112 days before dropping it to Wade Barrett. This was the longest championship reign until Adam Rose's record setting 119 day reign as Intercontinental Champion.

The championship changed appearances each year, first having a black strap that changed to a white strap, the design became a much slimmer championship when Christian won it in 2014.

As part of the 2015 WWE Draft, Intercontinental Champion Cesaro was drafted to NXT, taking the championship with him.

Reigns

# Wrestler Reign Date Days Held Defences Event Notes
1 Randy Orton 1 29th January 2012 112 3 Default Randy Orton was the default champion on the first episode of  WWE '12 Universe Mode.
2 Wade Barrett 1 20th May 2012 106 3 Over The Limit 2012 This was a Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring Brock Lesnar & Sheamus
3 Zack Ryder 1 3rd September 2012 104 2 Raw/NXT/SmackDown 100th Episode Special This was a Championship Scramble Match also featuring Sin Cara, Kurt Angle & Jay Lethal
4 The Rock 1 16th December 2012 112 2 TLC 2012 This was a Tables Match
5 MVP 1 7th April 2013 21 0 WrestleMania XXVIII This was a Double Championship Battle Royal also for the United States Championship also featuring Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode & Mark Henry
6 The Rock 2 28th April 2013 21 0 Backlash 2013 This was a Double Championship Triple Threat Ladder Match also featuring Kurt Angle
7 Ryback 1 19th May 2013 28 0 Extreme Rules 2013 This was a Last Man Standing Match
8 Brock Lesnar 1 16th June 2013 63 2 Cyber Sunday 2013 This was an "I Quit" Match
9 Cody Rhodes 1 18th August 2013 28 0 SummerSlam 2013 This was a Double Championship Tag Team Match also for Team Rhodes Scholars' WWE Tag Team Championship.
10 Damien Sandow 1 15th September 2013 28 0 Night of Champions 2013 This was an Extreme Rules Match
11 Cody Rhodes 2 13th October 2013 63 3 Over The Limit 2013 This was an "I Quit" Match
12 Diamond Dallas Page 1 15th December 2013 35 1 TLC 2013 This was an Extreme Rules Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring Christian & Goldust
13

Christian

1 19th January 2014 42 2 Royal Rumble 2014
14 Leo Kruger/Adam Rose 1 2nd March 2014 119 4 King of The Ring 2014
15 Mason Ryan 1 29th June 2014 1 0 Money in The Bank 2014
16 Dean Ambrose 1 30th June 2014 48 2 Raw This was a Double Championship Match also for The Shield's World Tag Team Championship, the match also featured an opposing team of Rated RKO
17 Leo Kruger 2 17th August 2014 14 0 SummerSlam 2014
18 Randy Orton 2 31st August 2014 21 0 Cyber Sunday 2014 This was an Extreme Rules Match
19 Leo Kruger 3 21st September 2014 1 0 Night of Champions 2014
20 Titus O'Neil 1 22nd September 2014 97 6 Raw This was a 6-Man Pinfall & Submission Battle Royal also featuring Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Tyler Breeze & Damien Sandow
21 Cesaro 1 28th December 2014 171 10 Vengeance 2014
22 Seth Rollins 1 17th June 2015 32 0 NXT
23 Bret Hart 1 19th July 2015 17 1 Unforgiven 2015
24 Seth Rollins 2 5th August 2015 109 4 NXT
25 Kevin Owens 1 22nd November 2015 115 2 Survivor Series 2015
26 Ric Flair 1 16th March 2016 82 3 NXT
27 Baron Corbin 1 6th June 2016 49 2 RAW
28 Randy Orton 3 24th July 2016 27 0 RAW
29 Edge 1 21st August 2016 134 5 SummerSlam 2016
30 Joey Ryan 1 2nd January 2017 14 0 RAW This was a Fatal 4-Way Match also featuring Samoa Joe & Sheamus
31 Neville 1 16th January 2017 76 1 RAW This was a Triple Threat Match also featuring Edge
32 Chris Jericho 1 2nd April 2017 50+ 2 WrestleMania VI

Combined Reigns

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1 Cesaro 1 171
2 Randy Orton 3 160
3 Seth Rollins 2 141
4 Leo Kruger 3 134
Edge 1
5 The Rock 2 133
6 Kevin Owens 1 115
7 Wade Barrett 1 106
8 Zack Ryder 1 104
9 Titus O'Neil 1 97
10 Cody Rhodes 2 91
11 Ric Flair 1 82
12 Neville 1 76
13 Brock Lesnar 1 63
14 Chris Jericho 1 50+
15 Baron Corbin 1 49
16 Dean Ambrose 1 48
17 Christian 1 42
18 Diamond Dallas Page 1 35
19 Ryback 1 28
Damien Sandow 1
20 MVP 1 21
21 Bret Hart 1 17
22 Joey Ryan 1 14
23 Mason Ryan 1 1

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