Brand designation history
|Championship moved to the Raw brand.|
|Championship moved to the SmackDown brand.|
|Date of transition||Notes|
|March 25, 2002||Rob Van Dam was drafted to Raw following the brand extension, making the title exclusive to Raw.|
|July 30, 2002||Chris Benoit defects to SmackDown as Intercontinental Champion.|
|August 25, 2002||Rob Van Dam regains the championship, returning it back to Raw.|
|April 13, 2009||Following the 2009 draft, Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio was drafted to SmackDown.|
The championship remained exclusive to SmackDown until the end of the first brand extension.
|August 29, 2011||End of first brand extension.|
The Intercontinental Champion could appear on both Raw and SmackDown.
|July 19, 2016||AJ Styles was drafted to SmackDown making the title exclusive to SmackDown.|
|August 22, 2016||Neville won the title from AJ Styles transferring the title to Raw.|
- Main article: List of WWE Intercontinental Champions