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Encyclopedia > WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE Intercontinental Championship

Randy Orton with the WWE Intercontinental Championship belt
Details
Current
champion(s)
Jeff Hardy
Date won September 2, 2007
(aired September 3, 2007)
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand RAW
Date created September 1979
Formerly known as
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship

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History

The WWE Intercontinental Championship was originally known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Intercontinental Championship. Following the title's introduction in 1979, Pat Patterson became the inaugural champion on September 15 as a result of defeating Ted DiBiase to win the WWF North American Championship and claiming to have defended the title in a tournament held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be unified with a South American Championship. For the Florida politician, see Pat Patterson (politician). ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The WWF North American Heavyweight Championship was a short-lived title in the World Wrestling Federation from 1979 until 1981. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Chris Jericho as WWF Undisputed Champion, holding the WWF Championship and World Championship belts Championship unification or championship consolidation are terms which mean the act of combining two or more separate championships into a single title. ...


In March 2001, the World Wrestling Federation purchased World Championship Wrestling. Following this, the "Invasion" storyline was orchestrated, in which WCW was ultimately dismantled. On the conclusion of the "Invasion" at Survivor Series 2001, the WCW United States Championship and the WWF Intercontinental Championship were unified when the WCW United States Champion, Edge, defeated the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Test. As a result, the United States Championship became inactive and Edge became the new WWF Intercontinental Champion. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... The InVasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... Survivor Series 2001 was the fifteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... Chris Jericho as WWF Undisputed Champion, holding the WWF Championship and World Championship belts Championship unification or championship consolidation are terms which mean the act of combining two or more separate championships into a single title. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


After the WWF/WWE name change in 2002, the championship was subsequently referred to as the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Over the next few months the Intercontinental Championship went through numerous unification matches with other WWE titles. On July 22 it was unified with the WWE European Championship in a ladder match when the Intercontinental Champion, Rob Van Dam, defeated the European Champion, Jeff Hardy. Rob Van Dam was named the last European Champion. Then on August 26 it was unified with the WWE Hardcore Championship when the Intercontinental Champion, Rob Van Dam, defeated the Hardcore Champion, Tommy Dreamer. Rob Van Dam was named the last Hardcore Champion. Finally, at No Mercy 2002 it was unified with the World Heavyweight Championship when the World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H, defeated the Intercontinental Champion, Kane. As a result, the Intercontinental Championship became inactive and Triple H remained the World Heavyweight Champion. RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff's reasoning for the unifications was so that there would only be one true champion on the RAW brand. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Chris Jericho as WWF Undisputed Champion, holding the WWF Championship and World Championship belts Championship unification or championship consolidation are terms which mean the act of combining two or more separate championships into a single title. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The WWE European Championship belt The WWE European Championship is an inactive title competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born on December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan), better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is currently an inactive American professional wrestler. ... Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainments Hardcore Championship was a championship defended under hardcore rules: No Disqualifications, meaning all weapons and interference are legal. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Paul Michael Levesque[4] (born July 27, 1969)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley moniker. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later on-air General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ...


The following year, the title was reactivated by RAW Co-General Manager Stone Cold Steve Austin and was recommissioned to be the secondary championship for the RAW brand. Shortly after, the WCW United States Championship was reactivated as the WWE United States Championship by SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon, thus the Intercontinental Championship became its equal counterpart for the RAW brand. Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque[1] (born September 24, 1976) better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is World Wrestling Entertainments Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing. ...


Current champion

The current champion is Jeff Hardy, who is in his fourth reign. He defeated Umaga on the September 3, 2007 edition of RAW in Columbus, Ohio. Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ... Edward Fatu (born March 28,[2] 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, Ekmo, and currently Umaga. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ...


See also

The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... As of August 10, 2007. ...

References

External links

  • WWE Intercontinental Title History
Current WWE championships and accomplishments
Brand championships
RAW
WWEIntercontinentalWorld Tag TeamWomen's
SmackDown!
World HeavyweightUnited StatesTag TeamCruiserweight
ECW
ECW Championship
Developmental championships
Ohio Valley Wrestling
HeavyweightTelevisionSouthern Tag TeamWomen's
Florida Championship Wrestling
FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship
Other accomplishments
Royal RumbleMoney in the BankKing of the RingDiva Search

  Results from FactBites:
 
Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (471 words)
Following the title's introduction in 1979, Pat Patterson became the inaugural champion on September 15 as a result of defeating Ted DiBiase to win the WWF North American Championship and claiming to have defended the title in a tournament held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to be unified with a South American Championship.
On the conclusion of the "Invasion" at Survivor Series 2001, the WCW United States Championship and the WWF Intercontinental Championship were unified when the WCW United States Champion, Edge, defeated the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Test.
On July 22 it was unified with the WWE European Championship in a ladder match when the Intercontinental Champion, Rob Van Dam, defeated the European Champion, Jeff Hardy.
WWE Intercontinental Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1461 words)
This seems to have been recently retconned by WWE, who now claim on their official title histories page that Patterson brought his WWF North American Championship to Brazil and won a tournament to unify his belt with the "South American Championship" (a non-existent title) to become the Intercontinental Champion.
Chyna's last Intercontinental Championship reign began after she pinned Trish Stratus in a tag-team match at the 2001 edition of SummerSlam (Val Venis and Trish Stratus vs. Eddie Guerrero and Chyna) thus leading her to hold the title three times in her career.
The plan was abandoned and the Intercontinental Championship was unified with the World Heavyweight Championship on October 20, 2002, when then-World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H, defeated the Intercontinental Champion, Kane.
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