The Royal Rumble pay-per-view is most recognized by the bout that carries its name. As one of the original four, yearly events held by the WWE, the Rumble has become one of the most popular and enduring events.
But at the event the WWE’s oldest mid-card title, the Intercontinental title, has been contested in impressive encounters.
First introduced in 1979, the title has been held by such legends as Pat Patterson, Tito Santana, Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, Razor Ramon and Triple H, just to name a few. For years it was a stepping stone to the WWE title, a prestigious belt that was desired by wrestlers with greatness in mind.
In the 26 editions of the Rumble, the Intercontinental championship has been defended 11 times. This list ranks the best 7 of those 11 defenses.
Rankings are based on historical significance and quality of the action.