Chris Jericho Names Greatest WWE Intercontinental Champion Ever

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Chris Jericho has delivered a quick reply to the question asking who is the best WWE Intercontinental Champion ever?

When it comes to winning championships in pro wrestling, Chris Jericho knows a lot about that. During his 30+ years as a pro wrestler, Jericho is an eight-time World Champion with six of those titles coming in WWE (that includes the WCW Title), he was the first-ever AEW World Champion in 2019 and he held the ROH World Title in 2022 as well.

The second biggest singles title in WWE is the Intercontinental Title, which was created in 1979, and Pat Patterson “won” in a battle royal. In reality, there was no battle royal, so it was a case of WWE just giving the title to Patterson.

Chris Jericho has the record for the most Intercontinental Title reigns in WWE history with nine. Jericho’s first IC Title reign happened at Armageddon in December 1999 with the ninth and final title reign coming ten years later at Extreme Rules 2009.

Considering Chris Jericho works for AEW and is likely going to be there for many more years, it’s possible that he will never win the Intercontinental Title again. The man in second place for IC Title reigns is WWE superstar The Miz, who could certainly pass Jericho some day.

GUNTHER is the current Intercontinental Champion that has held the title for over 300 days, which is the longest of any wrestler since the 2000s. GUNTHER retained the Intercontinental Title against Xavier Woods on the April 21st edition of Smackdown.

On Twitter, Chris Jericho responded to a tweet asking who is the best Intercontinental Champion in WWE history and he’s going with the “Heartbreak Kid” (HBK) Shawn Michaels.

Shawn Michaels had three separate reigns as the Intercontinental Champion including some of the most famous IC Title matches ever at WrestleMania 10 when he lost a Ladder Match to Razor Ramon and also their rematch at SummerSlam 1995 as well.

As for the record for the longest Intercontinental Title reign in WWE history, The Honky Tonk Man holds that distinction with a 454-day title reign that started in 1988.