Brand designation history
||Championship moved to the Raw brand.
||Championship moved to the SmackDown brand.
|Date of transition
|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
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