Val Venis shoots on the Intercontinental Championship 
I posted this video to start at a moment that puzzled me, but I encourage everyone to watch the full video.
Val Venis is talking about his first run with the Intercontinental Championship in 1999, and goes on to say that “[the title] changes hands too much now. That’s so strange to me, because in 1999, there were eleven title changes within the year. 1999 started with Ken Shamrock being the champion, which was one of 12 title reigns!
* The Godfather was supposed to lose the championship to The Blue Blazer at Over The Edge, but unfortunately, Owen Hart (who portrayed the Blazer) passed away during the PPV. ** Edge won the title on accident at a house show and was told to keep the championship, but would lose it back 4 days later.
In 2015, when this was released, there were only 6 Intercontinental Champions. Dolph Ziggler, Bad News Barrett, Daniel Bryan, Ryback, Kevin Owens, and Dean Ambrose. For the record, Barrett’s Intercontinental Championship reign lasted for over two months, Ryback’s lasted 4 months, Owens’ lasted for nearly 2 months, and Ambrose has been champion since December. That makes 6 in 2015 and 12 in 1999, which is literally twice the amount that was held during a time when Venis cites the title not changing hands as much. Makes me wonder what Val Venis is smoki-