Current Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy sees himself as one of the greats to have held that title.
The 43-year-old Hardy recently won the title in August on SmackDown when he defeated AJ Styles and started his fifth reign as champion. Speaking to Sport360, Hardy looks back on past champions such as Randy Savage, someone who Hardy and his brother Matt watched when they first got interested in wrestling. That's when Hardy called himself "one of the most unique Intercontinental champions of all time."
“I see myself as one of the most unique Intercontinental champions of all time. The Macho Man Randy Savage was one of the reasons my brother and I started watching wrestling. There are so many great champions who have held this title, and for me to have it again gives me great confidence that before all is said on done for my career I might still be WWE Champion, or better still Universal Champion, something I have never held before," Hardy said.
Hardy added that it does feel nice to be able to call himself a champion, especially a five-time Intercontinental Champion at this stage of his career.
“It’s nice to be in the present moment and still be winning. I knew I’d had it a few times over the years but to be a five-time Intercontinental Champion is a blessing. I am about to turn 43-years-old and to still be doing this I am blessed each and every day," Hardy said.
Hardy most recently defended his title when he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown on August 28. The full interview can be seen at this link.