The 25 best Intercontinental Champions of all time

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First introduced to WWE on Sept. 1, 1979, the Intercontinental Championship has been held by a wide variety of unique and talented competitors, from The Texas Tornado and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to Rey Mysterio and The Miz.

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For some Superstars, winning this coveted title is the pinnacle of their career. For others, it’s just the beginning. Regardless, this list is not concerned with what was accomplished before or after a Superstar's title reign, but what they did during their time as champion. And of the many greats that have held the Intercontinental Title, these are the 25 best.