MR. PERFECT Curt Hennig (RIP) hands down for me. The greatest intercontinental champion of all time! My reasons are thus:
-Unparalleled wrestling skills; just a great athlete. You should youtube his three matches against Hitman because they are phenomenal.
-Great Performer. Mr. P could really sell it! Arrogance, pain, pride, humor, talking the talk on the mic. . .he had it all. And he never missed hitting his gum when he spit it out of his mouth. Also, pretty handy with a towel. Absolutely Perfect.
-Best theme music ever. Epic!
-Best short TV spots. All those bits with him outdoing famous athletes at their own sport were hilarious and classic!
-Even though he was technically a heel, you still liked the guy because of his humor, confidence, and good sportsmanship when he'd shake a guys a hand after a fantastic match.
although he didn't hit his peak till the early 90s. Roddy Piper was always great. No I'm not Canadian either. Born and raised American ha ha.