Intercontinental Championship - Pat Patterson

September 01, 1979 - April 21, 1980

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson defeated Ted DiBiase for the newly-created WWE North American Championship. Patterson then went to Rio De Janeiro in September 1979, where he defended the title in a tournament. He then unified his title with the South American Championship, thus becoming the first-ever Intercontinental Champion.

This WeekIn 1986

Nov. 29, 1986
Hulk Hogan tells Hercules, "This is where the power lies!" on Saturday Night's Main Event.