A former WWE Intercontinental Champion doesn’t like how the current version of the title looks.
The WWE Intercontinental Championship debuted 44 years ago in 1979 with Pat Patterson “winning” the title in Rio De Janeiro. Since then, a lot of legendary WWE Hall of Famers have held the title including Randy Savage, The Honky Tonk Man, Mr. Perfect, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, Jeff Jarrett, Steve Austin, Triple H, Kane and many others.
Earlier this month, the current Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER broke The Honky Tonk Man’s 453-day record-long reign. GUNTHER has now held the title for 464 days and counting.
In November 2019, WWE introduced a new look to the Intercontinental Title. For most of its history, there was a look that was consistent, but then WWE decided to give it a facelift. That title has been the one that GUNTHER has been carrying around for the last year and a half.
Matt Cardona thinks the Intercontinental Title looks horrible
At WrestleMania 32 in 2016, Matt Cardona was working for WWE as Zack Ryder and he became the Intercontinental Champion for the first time. It was an incredible match that saw Ryder find a way to climb the ladder and retrieve the title to become the champion.
Unfortunately for Cardona/Ryder, his Intercontinental Title reign only lasted one day because he lost the championship to The Miz the next night on Raw.
In an interview with MuscleManMalcolm, Matt Cardona talked about his one day title reign while also criticizing the design of the current Intercontinental Title.
“I would say it’d be cool to be the shortest reign versus the longest reign. But I’m not the shortest reign. I think Dean Douglas might have that. Man, imagine that story, coming back to win back my championship. Then I’d switch it back to the other title because this one sucks. It’s horrible. It looks horrible. It’s not cool. It’s not toyetic. I don’t like it.”
Matt Cardona’s wife Chelsea Green is one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Piper Niven. Cardona has teased many times about going to WWE, but he’s also very successful as an independent pro wrestler as well.