Intercontinental Championship Celebrates 40th Year Anniversary, Shinsuke Nakamura To Defend Against Miz At Clash Of Champions

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The WWE Intercontinental Championship is about to turn 40 this September and the company has announced a weeklong celebration of this historic title and the many superstars who have held it.

The first Intercontinental Championship was held by Pat Paterson who won it during a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil back on September 1979. Currently, it is held by Shinsuke Nakamura.

According to the WWE announcement, their digital platforms will feature a weeklong celebration of the Intercontinental Championship which is fondly and proudly known as the “workhorse” title. It has been held by Bret Hart, The Ultimate Warrior, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and The Rock among others.

The schedule of shows to be shown on WWE’s digital platforms for the Intercontinental Championship 40th Anniversary Week is as follows.

Sunday, Sept. 1: WWE Playback with Shawn Michaels, Jeff Jarrett & Road Dogg
20 matches that define the Intercontinental Title marathon event on WWE Network

Monday, Sept. 2: WWE Top 10: Emotional Intercontinental Title victories

Tuesday, Sept. 3: The Intercontinental Championship: By the Numbers

Wednesday, Sept. 4: WWE Pop Question: Intercontinental Title edition
The 8 Most Underrated Intercontinental Champions

Thursday, Sept. 5: Intercontinental Championship 40th anniversary roundtable with Randy Orton, Christian, and The Miz

Friday, Sept. 6: 20 matches that define the Intercontinental Title marathon event digital replay

Saturday, Sept. 7: Editors’ Choice: 10 Superstars Who Will Be Intercontinental Champions

Meanwhile, current WWE Intercontinental Champion Nakamura had the following to say about the celebration of the championship he holds.

It has since been announced that Nakamura will be defending his Intercontinental Championship against the Miz during the Clash of Champions pay-per-view on September 15. The Miz is an eight-time Intercontinental Champion who is determined to claim the title for the ninth time and “restore its prestige”.