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Top five youngest Intercontinental Champions in WWE history

Published at :July 10, 2024 at 7:28 PM
Modified at :July 10, 2024 at 7:28 PM
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Akash Dhanagaran


A number of WWE stars became Intercontinental Champion too young

WWE Intercontinental Championship is one of the most prestigious professional wrestling championships of WWE. The title has been active since 1979 and has witnessed a total of 184 reigns including 89 different champions. The IC title has a great legacy and came across monumental histories and records. Here we take a look at the top 5 WWE superstars who won the WWE Intercontinental Championship too young.

5. The Rock / Rocky Maivia

On the February 13, 1997 episode of Raw, Rocky Maivia (The Rock) defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Triple H) to win the Intercontinental Championship for the very first time. Rocky was 25 years 9 months old at the time, which makes him one of the youngest Intercontinental Champions in WWE history.

4. Edge

On July 24, 1999 at a House Show in Toronto, Edge challenged Jeff Jarrett and won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time. Edge was 25 years, 8 months old at the time, which makes him the fourth youngest WWE Superstar to hold the IC title. However his reign didn’t last long, as Edge lost the title the next day back to Jarrett at WWF Fullyloaded.

3. Drew McIntyre

At the 2009 TLC pay-per-view, Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison to win the Intercontinental Championship for the first time. Drew was 24 years, 6 months old at the time, which makes him the third youngest IC Champion in history. Drew held the title for 160 days and lost the title to Kofi Kingston, despite temporary suspension.

2. Randy Orton

At Armageddon 2003 pay-per-view, Randy Orton challenged Rob Van Dam and won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time. Orton was 23 years 9 months old at that time, which makes him the second youngest IC Champion in history. Orton held the title for 210 days and lost the title to Edge at WWE Vengeance 2004 pay-per-view.

1. Jeff Hardy

On the April 10, 2001 episode of SmackDown, Jeff Hardy challenged Triple H and won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time. Hardy was 23 years, 7 months old at that time, which makes him the youngest Intercontinental Champion in WWE history. Hardy’s reign didn’t last long, as he lost after 6 days to Triple H on the following edition of WWE Raw.

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