WWE: Great Non-Americans to Hold the Intercontinental Championship in the PG Era

Peddie OrtonContributor IIIJune 29, 2011

WWE: Great Non-Americans to Hold the Intercontinental Championship in the PG Era

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    WWE's Intercontinental Championship is the only original secondary title of the company. There is another secondary title of WWE, but it was a former WCW title and that's the United States Championship.

    The Intercontinental Championship is currently on WWE's Smackdown brand and is currently been held by Ezekiel Jackson of Guyana, South America.

    Overall there have been 67 individuals to hold this prestigious championship with Chris Jericho(Y2J) having the most reigns of nine at 318 days.

    In this slideshow, I will only look at the great non-Americans to hold this great Championship during the PG Era. 

Kofi Kingston

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    Kofi Kingston, billed from Ghana, West Africa, won his first Intercontinental championship defeating Chris Jericho on June 29, 2008 in his first match as a member of the Raw roster at the Night of Champions.

    On May 23, 2010, he defeated Drew McIntyre to win the Championship for the second time at Over the Limit PPV.

    January 4, 2011 came his third reign as Champion after defeating Dolph Ziggler.

    Number of Reigns: 3

    Total number of days: 192

William Regal

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    From Blackpool, England, William Regal won his second Intercontinental Championship in the PG Era of the WWE; his first being in the Attitude Era.

    Regal, in my opinion, was one of the best technical wrestlers to hold this great Championship.

    His first reign in the PG Era came on November 10, 2008 on Monday Night Raw after defeating Santino Marella.

    Number of reigns: 1

    Total number of days: 70

Drew McIntyre

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    Drew won his first, and last (for now), Intercontinental Title at TLC PPV on December 13, 2009.

    He had a really good long run as champion, but has failed WWE to draw any heat from the crowd.

    The Chosen One, billed from Ayr, Scotland is only 26 years old, and I see many more titles to come his way in WWE.

    Number of reigns: 1

    Total number of days: 161

Wade Barrett

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    The first ever winner from NXT, the first ever leader of Nexus, and the man who was looking to get a Main Event push in 2010 was a former Intercontinental Champion.

    He is billed from Manchester, England and he won the Intercontinental Championship on March 22, 2011 defeating Kofi Kingston.

    Number of reigns: 1

    Total number of days: 89

Ezekiel Jackson

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    The powerhouse from Guyana, South America is in his first reign as Intercontinental Champion after defeating Wade Barrett at Capital Punishment PPV.

    Number of reigns: 1

    Total number of days: 10+


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    Which other non-Americans in WWE will win the Intercontinental Chamspionship in the PG Era?

    Will it be any other one of the guys listed in the list?

    What about Sin Cara?

    Or will the title be unified with the United States Championship?

    I do hope you enjoyed this slide. Comments are welcomed. Thank You.