The Intercontinental Championship has been around for 40 years and is arguably wrestling's most consistent championship prize; with the exception of a brief hiatus in the early 2000s when it was temporarily removed from the company, the I-C title has been regularly defended at most of WWF/E's biggest shows.
Known as WWE's "workhorse" title, the Intercontinental Championship has been a steppingstone to some 25 WWE Hall of Famers (and many future Hall of Famers as well) and has been a focal point of many of the company's biggest shows, such as WrestleMania III and SummerSlam '92.
In compiling a list of the Top 50 Intercontinental Champions, we looked at the following criteria:
Did the person hold the Intercontinental Championship multiple times?
Did the person have a lengthy Intercontinental Champion run or runs?
What was the stage where they won the championship?
What kind of competition did they defend the belt against?
How closely is their career associated with the Intercontinental Championship?
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