Piper’s First Title

Jan. 19, 1992

Having spent close to a decade in WWE, it’s a surprise that Piper has yet to hold a championship by January 1992. Hot Rod gets a rare championship opportunity at the Royal Rumble, challenging The Mountie for the Intercontinental Title he won the title two days earlier from an ill Bret Hart. The Canadian cop’s reign is short-lived, as Piper puts him out with a sleeper to claim his first-ever WWE championship.

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