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 2001

March 5, 2001
After Jerry Lawler departs WWE, Paul Heyman debuts as a color commentator on Raw. ECW files for bankruptcy one month later.