The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand. Along with the United States Championship on the SmackDown brand, it is one of the two secondary titles of the promotion. The current champion is Finn Bálor, who is in his second reign.
The championship was established on April 9, 2010, and Dolph Ziggler was the inaugural champion after last eliminating John Morrison in a 20-man battle royal. It has been called a "stepping stone" to the WWE Championship.
The championship was originally exclusive to the SmackDown brand until early 2016 when all championships would be declared as dual-branded, ending the initial brand extension. As a result of the 2020 draft, the Intercontinental Championship became exclusive to the Raw brand.
Main article: List of Intercontinental Champions
The inaugural champion was Dolph Ziggler. Edge's 4-day reign is the shortest in the title's history, while Baron Corbin has the longest single reign at 370 days. Chris Jericho holds the most reigns with 8, and has the longest combined reign at 490 days.
Finn Bálor is the current champion in his second reign. He won the title by defeating former champion Baron Corbin, Hideo Itami, Kevin Owens, Luke Harper and Zack Ryder in a 6-man ladder match at WrestleMania X on April 5, 2020.