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Top 15 Forgotten Intercontinental Champions

World Wrestling Entertainment has a long history of singles titles. The Intercontinental Championship is just one of the belts that has been carried by performers over the decades. That title's status has experienced peaks and valleys since it first made its debut. There were times when it felt as if the Intercontinental Champion was just as important, if not more so, than the wrestler who was holding the World Heavyweight Championship at the time. In certain WWE eras, though, the perception was that the Intercontinental Championship was nothing more than a prop that was simply given to some wrestler just because.

Some of the greatest and/or the most beloved characters to ever work inside of a WWE ring have been Intercontinental Champions. Bret “Hitman” Hart was mostly known as a tag-team performer until he was given an opportunity to carry the Intercontinental Championship for a time. “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon had one of the most famous matches in WWE while battling it out for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania X. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho all have to be mentioned as all-time great wrestlers to have won the title during their legendary WWE careers.

What about those times that may be considered to be the “dark days” of the Intercontinental Championship? It would be easy to understand why even diehard WWE fans would have forgotten about some of the wrestlers who were Intercontinental Champions during those times. Then, there are the performers who have been controversial as members of the WWE roster and then after they have left the company. One of the founding members of the stable D-Generation-X is technically a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Do not hold your breaths waiting for the WWE to publicly celebrate those reigns anytime soon.

15 Marty Jannetty 

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14 Dean Douglas 

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13 Marc Mero 

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12 Rocky Maivia 

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11 Road Dogg 

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10 The Godfather 

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9 D-Lo Brown 

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8 Rikishi 

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7 Test 

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6 Kane 

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5 Johnny Nitro 

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4 Drew McIntyre 

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3 Ezekiel Jackson 

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2 Luke Harper 

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1 Chyna 

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There are certain performers who are purposely “forgotten” by the WWE. Chyna is one of them as of October 2015. Leaping into the world of adult films did not help her as it pertains to having any future relationship with the company. Hitting out at the WWE, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon over the years also did her no favors. Those of you who want to remember Chyna as a two-time Intercontinental Champion can go back and watch her matches via the WWE Network. That is probably the only forum where the company will go out of the way to point out that she ever carried the title.

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