Over the last few years, multiple WWE superstars have held the Intercontinental Championship, but few have seemed to fully love and embrace it as much as The Miz. He has won it three times since April of 2016 and just recently he got a little closer to an IC title record while also surpassing an all-time legend.
On June 4, 2017, at the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view in Baltimore, Maryland The Miz Defeated Dean Ambrose to once again become Intercontinental Champion. His current reign holding the title has now hit 83 days, and with that, he has risen up to number six on the list of men who have held the Intercontinental championship the longest.
Not only that, but the man who he pushed back to seventh place with his move up the rankings is none other than The Ultimate Warrior who, as The Miz stated in his Instagram post about the accomplishment.
6th LONGEST REIGNING INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION OF ALL TIME AND COUNTING.... Today I surpass my childhood favorite #UltimateWarrior I will never forget as a kid painting my face, putting strings on my arms and running around the house doing my best Ultimate Warrior imitation. It's an honor to be on this prestigious list with such great legends. #ICTitleComebackTour
Also, while he is currently sixth on the list, unless he loses the title in the next five days he will surpass Razor Ramon and move into fifth place which only puts him six days behind Tito Santana in fourth place and another 11 days away from passing The Honky Tonk Man and moving into third!
Speaking of The Honky Tonk Man, he is the WWE Superstar who holds the record for the longest IC title reign. His 454 days all came on one single reign as champion.
Now, while The Honky Tonk Man's single reign record is an Intercontinental Championship title record that The Miz will probably never surpass, there is another one that he is quietly moving up on.
With his victory at Extreme Rules The Miz began his seventh reign as Intercontinental Champion, which moves him into second place on the all-time list breaking the tie he was in with both Rob Van Dam and Jeff Jarrett who each have six, moving him within two of the nine-time Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho.
The Miz has been a key player in the Intercontinental Championship scene for a few years, and it will be interesting to see if the WWE decides to let him catch up to, or even pass, Jericho. And when Jericho gets back, will he be motivated to get the title back and extend the distance between him and The Miz. There is some good storyline potential to be mined there.