All 17 WWE Intercontinental Champions of the 2010’s So Far, Ranked

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The WWE Intercontinental Championship was once one of the most prestigious belts in the WWE, but after it has been held by Superstars in the 2010’s, does it still retain the same stature in the company?

The Intercontinental Championship was first introduced to the WWF by Pat Patterson in 1979. He was the first of many current and future WWE Hall of Famers to hold the belt.

Ever since it has been introduced, the Intercontinental Championship has been a midcard title used to elevate the careers of Superstars, and in turn, the championship itself, as they continue their journey to the main event scene.

Some of the company’s best have held that title including Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, The Rock, Chris Jericho, Roddy Piper, Randy Orton, and much more.

Chris Jericho has the most reigns at 9, and The Honky Tonk Man has the longest single reign at 454 days.

Back then, as stated before, it was a belt of prestige that saw incredible performers and matches to gain the belt. One example is the spectacle of a ladder match put on by Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X.

Now, the belt has been watered down with holders of the belt staying on the lower midcard as they lose the majority of their nontitle matches, and Intercontinental Championship matches have often been on the Kick Off Show of PPV’s or not on the card at all.

Some Superstars in the 2010’s have done their best to bring prestige back to the belt, and some have done all they could to take it all away. So, we will be looking at the best, the worst, and the rest of the WWE Intercontinental Champions of the 2010’s.