List of WWE Hardcore Champions

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Mick Foley, who wrestled as "Mankind" in 1998, was the first Hardcore Champion

The WWE Hardcore Championship was a professional wrestling championship contested for in the United States–based World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) promotion, formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before May 2002. The title was only contestable in matches under hardcore regulations, and could be won only by individual wrestlers. As a professional wrestling championship, it was introduced by the WWF on its television program Raw Is War on November 2, 1998, in which WWF chairman Mr. McMahon awarded Mankind the title. In 2000, the WWF instated the "24/7 rule", a regulation stating that the title could be defended anywhere at any time as long as a referee was present, which led to numerous title changes in shorter time periods; the rule was discontinued in 2002.[1] On the August 26, 2002 episode of Raw, Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer to unify both titles;[2] the Hardcore Championship was retired shortly thereafter. The title was reactivated on two occasions afterwards, although they are not considered official reigns by WWE according to their official title history. On the June 23, 2003 episode of Raw, Mick Foley (who was the first champion as "Mankind") was awarded the Hardcore Championship belt by the Raw brand authority figure Stone Cold Steve Austin for his contributions in hardcore wrestling.[3] Edge and Foley then introduced themselves as co-holders of the championship in 2006, due to a storyline with alumni of the hardcore wrestling-based Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion.[4]

Over the course of the title's 3 year, 9 month, and 25 day history, there were 230 title reigns shared among 52 wrestlers. Raven has the most reigns as champion, with 26. Big Boss Man's fourth reign was the longest in the title's history, at 97 days. Steve Blackman ranks first in combined reigns by length, at 172 days in six reigns. Due to the "24/7 rule" numerous wrestlers held the title less than one day, and because the exact times at which each wrestler held the title is unknown, it is impossible to determine who had the shortest reign. Each reign was won at WWF/E-promoted events: pay-per-view events, house shows, and on televised events.

Reigns[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Time of use
WWF Hardcore Championship November 2, 1998 – May 6, 2002
WWE Hardcore Championship May 6, 2002 – August 26, 2002,2024

Reigns[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
World Wrestling Federation (WWF)
1 Mankind November 2, 1998 Raw is War Houston, Texas 1 28 WWF Chairman Vince McMahon awarded Mankind with the title.
2 Big Boss Man November 30, 1998 Raw is War Baltimore, Maryland 1 15 This was a ladder match
3 Road Dogg December 15, 1998 Raw is War Spokane, Washington 1 61 Aired on tape delay on December 21, 1998. WWE.com mistakenly list this reign as lasting 302 days, ending on October 14, 1999. [5]
Vacated February 14, 1999 St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Memphis, Tennessee Road Dogg was forced to vacate title on February 14, 1999 due to injuries sustained during a backstage attack.
4 Bob Holly February 14, 1999 St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Memphis, Tennessee 1 29 Defeated Al Snow to win the vacant championship.
5 Billy Gunn March 15, 1999 Raw is War San Jose, California 1 13
6 Hardcore Holly March 28, 1999 WrestleMania XV Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 28 This was a triple threat match also involving Al Snow.
7 Al Snow April 25, 1999 Backlash Providence, Rhode Island 1 91
8 Big Boss Man July 25, 1999 Fully Loaded Buffalo, New York 2 28
9 Al Snow August 22, 1999 SummerSlam Minneapolis, Minnesota 2 2
10 Big Boss Man August 24, 1999 SmackDown! Kansas City, Missouri 3 14 Aired on tape delay on August 26, 1999.
11 The British Bulldog September 7, 1999 SmackDown! Albany, New York 1 0 Aired on tape delay on September 9, 1999.
12 Al Snow September 7, 1999 SmackDown! Albany, New York 3 35 The British Bulldog awarded the title to Al Snow. Aired on tape delay on September 9, 1999.
13 Big Boss Man October 12, 1999 SmackDown! Birmingham, Alabama 4 97 This was a triple threat match also involving Big Show. Aired on tape delay on October 14, 1999.
14 Test January 17, 2000 Raw is War New Haven, Connecticut 1 36
15 Crash Holly February 22, 2000 SmackDown! Nashville, Tennessee 1 20 The 24/7 rule was applied to the championship; it could be won at any time and anywhere as long as a referee was present. Aired on tape delay on February 24, 2000.
16 Pete Gas March 13, 2000 Raw is War Newark, New Jersey 1 0 Won in Newark Airport. The first title change under the 24/7 rule.
17 Crash Holly March 13, 2000 Raw is War Newark, New Jersey 2 20 Won in Newark Airport.
18 Tazz April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 1 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
19 Viscera April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 1 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
20 Funaki April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 1 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
21 Rodney April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 1 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
22 Joey Abs April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 1 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
23 Thrasher April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 1 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
24 Pete Gas April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 2 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
25 Tazz April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 2 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
26 Crash Holly April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 3 0 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
27 Hardcore Holly April 2, 2000 WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, California 3 1 Won during 13 man Hardcore Battle Royal.
28 Crash Holly April 3, 2000 Raw is War Los Angeles, California 4 8
29 Perry Saturn April 11, 2000 SmackDown! Tampa, Florida 1 0 Aired on tape delay on April 13, 2000.
30 Tazz April 11, 2000 SmackDown! Tampa, Florida 3 0 Aired on tape delay on April 13, 2000.
31 Crash Holly April 11, 2000 SmackDown! Tampa, Florida 5 13 Aired on tape delay on April 13, 2000.
32 Matt Hardy April 24, 2000 Raw is War Raleigh, North Carolina 1 1
33 Crash Holly April 25, 2000 SmackDown! Charlotte, North Carolina 6 11 Pinned Matt Hardy during a title defense against Jeff Hardy. Aired on tape delay on April 27, 2000.
34 The British Bulldog May 6, 2000 Insurrextion London, England 2 3
35 Crash Holly May 9, 2000 SmackDown! New Haven, Connecticut 7 6 Pinned The British Bulldog during a title defense title against Hardcore Holly. Aired on May 11, 2000.
36 Godfather's Ho May 15, 2000 Raw is War Cleveland, Ohio 1 0 Pinned Crash Holly during a title defense against The Godfather; title reign lasted 15 seconds.
37 Crash Holly May 15, 2000 Raw is War Cleveland, Ohio 8 1 Pinned Godfather's Ho in the same match to regain the title.
38 Gerald Brisco May 16, 2000 SmackDown! Detroit, Michigan 1 27 Pinned a sleeping Crash Holly backstage. Aired on May 18, 2000.
39 Crash Holly June 12, 2000 Raw is War St. Louis, Missouri 9 7
40 Gerald Brisco June 19, 2000 Raw is War Nashville, Tennessee 2 0 Pinned Crash Holly during a title defense against Hardcore Holly.
41 Pat Patterson June 19, 2000 Raw is War Nashville, Tennessee 1 6 Pinned Gerald Brisco in the backstage area.
42 Crash Holly June 25, 2000 King of the Ring Boston, Massachusetts 10 2 Pinned Pat Patterson during a title defense against Gerald Brisco in a Hardcore Evening Gown match.
43 Steve Blackman June 27, 2000 SmackDown! Hartford, Connecticut 1 5 Pinned Crash Holly during a title defense against Al Snow. Aired on tape delay on June 29, 2000.
44 Crash Holly July 2, 2000 House show Tampa, Florida 11 0
45 Steve Blackman July 2, 2000 House show Tampa, Florida 2 50
46 Shane McMahon August 21, 2000 Raw is War Lafayette, Louisiana 1 6 Pinned Blackman during a title defense against Test. WWF Commissioner Mick Foley suspended the 24/7 rule from August 24 to August 27 during Shane's reign.
47 Steve Blackman August 27, 2000 SummerSlam Raleigh, North Carolina 3 28
48 Crash Holly September 24, 2000 Unforgiven Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12 0 Won during 6 man hardcore battle royal.
49 Perry Saturn September 24, 2000 Unforgiven Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 0 Won during 6 man Hardcore Battle Royal.
50 Steve Blackman September 24, 2000 Unforgiven Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4 89 Won during 6 man Hardcore Battle Royal.[6][N 1]
51 Raven December 22, 2000 Raw is War Chattanooga, Tennessee 1 31 The title changed hands after a successful defense in a triple threat hardcore match also involving Hardcore Holly. Aired on tape delay on December 25, 2000.
52 Al Snow January 22, 2001 Raw is War Lafayette, Louisiana 4 0 [7]
53 Raven January 22, 2001 Raw is War Lafayette, Louisiana 2 12 [7]
54 K-Kwik February 3, 2001 House show Greensboro, North Carolina 1 0
55 Crash Holly February 3, 2001 House show Greensboro, North Carolina 13 0
56 Raven February 3, 2001 House show Greensboro, North Carolina 3 1
57 K-Kwik February 4, 2001 House show Columbia, North Carolina 2 0
58 Crash Holly February 4, 2001 House show Columbia, North Carolina 14 0
59 Raven February 4, 2001 House show Columbia, North Carolina 4 2
60 Hardcore Holly February 6, 2001 SmackDown! North Charleston, South Carolina 4 0 Aired on tape delay on February 8, 2001.
61 Raven February 6, 2001 SmackDown! North Charleston, South Carolina 5 4 Aired on tape delay on February 8, 2001.
62 Hardcore Holly February 10, 2001 House show Saint Paul, Minnesota 5 0
63 Raven February 10, 2001 House show Saint Paul, Minnesota 6 1
64 Hardcore Holly February 11, 2001 House show Boston, Massachusetts 6 0
65 Al Snow February 11, 2001 House show Boston, Massachusetts 5 0
66 Raven February 11, 2001 House show Boston, Massachusetts 7 6
67 Steve Blackman February 17, 2001 House show Cedar Falls, Iowa 5 0
68 Raven February 17, 2001 House show Cedar Falls, Iowa 8 1
69 Steve Blackman February 18, 2001 House show Cape Girardeau, Missouri 6 0
70 Raven February 18, 2001 House show Cape Girardeau, Missouri 9 7
71 Billy Gunn February 25, 2001 No Way Out Paradise, Nevada 2 0 Pinned Raven during a title defense against The Big Show.
72 Raven February 25, 2001 No Way Out Paradise, Nevada 10 0
73 Big Show February 25, 2001 No Way Out Paradise, Nevada 1 22
74 Raven March 19, 2001 Raw is War Albany, New York 11 13
75 Kane April 1, 2001 WrestleMania X-Seven Houston, Texas 1 16 This was a Triple Threat Hardcore match also involving The Big Show.
76 Rhyno April 17, 2001 SmackDown! Nashville, Tennessee 1 34 Aired on tape delay on April 19, 2001.
77 Big Show May 21, 2001 Raw is War San Jose, California 2 7
78 Chris Jericho May 28, 2001 Raw is War Calgary, Alberta 1 0 [8]
79 Rhyno May 28, 2001 Raw is War Calgary, Alberta 2 15
80 Test June 12, 2001 SmackDown! Baltimore, Maryland 2 13 Aired on tape delay on June 14, 2001.
81 Rhyno June 25, 2001 Raw is War New York, New York 3 0
82 Mike Awesome June 25, 2001 Raw is War New York, New York 1 15 Pinned Rhyno in the backstage area.[9]
83 Jeff Hardy July 10, 2001 SmackDown! Birmingham, Alabama 1 12 Aired on tape delay on July 12, 2001.
84 Rob Van Dam July 22, 2001 Invasion Cleveland, Ohio 1 22
85 Jeff Hardy August 13, 2001 Raw is War Chicago, Illinois 2 6 Pinned Rob Van Dam during a title defense against Kurt Angle.[10]
86 Rob Van Dam August 19, 2001 SummerSlam San Jose, California 2 22 This was a ladder match.
87 Kurt Angle September 10, 2001 Raw is War San Antonio, Texas 1 0
88 Rob Van Dam September 10, 2001 Raw is War San Antonio, Texas 3 90
89 The Undertaker December 9, 2001 Vengeance San Diego, California 1 58
90 Maven February 5, 2002 SmackDown! Los Angeles, California 1 21 Aired on tape delay on February 7, 2002.
91 Goldust February 26, 2002 SmackDown! Boston, Massachusetts 1 13 Pinned Maven in the backstage area. Aired on tape delay on February 28, 2002.
92 Al Snow March 11, 2002 Raw Detroit, Michigan 6 1 [11]
93 Maven March 12, 2002 SmackDown! Cleveland, Ohio 2 5 Aired on tape delay on March 14, 2002.
94 Spike Dudley March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8 Toronto, Ontario 1 0 Pinned Maven during a title defense against Goldust.
95 The Hurricane March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8 Toronto, Ontario 1 0 Took place backstage.
96 Mighty Molly March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8 Toronto, Ontario 1 0 Took place backstage.
97 Christian March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8 Toronto, Ontario 1 0 Took place backstage.
World Wrestling Federation: SmackDown
98 Maven March 17, 2002 WrestleMania X8 Toronto, Ontario 3 9 Took place backstage. Title becomes exclusive to SmackDown! when Maven is drafted to the brand on the March 25, 2002 episode of Raw.
World Wrestling Federation: Raw
99 Raven March 26, 2002 SmackDown! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 12 6 Raven was a part of the Raw brand, making the title Raw-exclusive after the WWF Brand Extension. Aired on tape delay on March 28, 2002.
100 Bubba Ray Dudley April 1, 2002 Raw Albany, New York 1 6
101 William Regal April 7, 2002 House show Denver, Colorado 1 0
102 Goldust April 7, 2002 House show Denver, Colorado 2 0
103 Raven April 7, 2002 House show Denver, Colorado 13 0
104 Bubba Ray Dudley April 7, 2002 House show Denver, Colorado 2 6
105 William Regal April 13, 2002 House show Odessa, Texas 2 0
106 Spike Dudley April 13, 2002 House show Odessa, Texas 2 0
107 Goldust April 13, 2002 House show Odessa, Texas 3 0
108 Bubba Ray Dudley April 13, 2002 House show Odessa, Texas 3 1
109 William Regal April 14, 2002 House show Abilene, Texas 3 0
110 Spike Dudley April 14, 2002 House show Abilene, Texas 3 0
111 Goldust April 14, 2002 House show Abilene, Texas 4 0
112 Bubba Ray Dudley April 14, 2002 House show Abilene, Texas 4 1
113 Raven April 15, 2002 Raw College Station, Texas 14 0
114 Tommy Dreamer April 15, 2002 Raw College Station, Texas 1 0
115 Steven Richards April 15, 2002 Raw College Station, Texas 1 0
116 Bubba Ray Dudley April 15, 2002 Raw College Station, Texas 5 4
117 Goldust April 19, 2002 House show Uniondale, New York 5 0
118 Raven April 19, 2002 House show Uniondale, New York 15 0
119 Bubba Ray Dudley April 19, 2002 House show Uniondale, New York 6 1
120 Goldust April 20, 2002 House show Des Moines, Iowa 6 0
121 Raven April 20, 2002 House show Des Moines, Iowa 16 0
122 Bubba Ray Dudley April 20, 2002 House show Des Moines, Iowa 7 9
123 Steven Richards April 29, 2002 Raw Buffalo, New York 2 2 Pinned Bubba Ray Dudley during a title defense against Jazz.
124 Tommy Dreamer May 1, 2002 House show Cologne, Germany 2 0
125 Goldust May 1, 2002 House show Cologne, Germany 7 0
126 Steven Richards May 1, 2002 House show Cologne, Germany 3 1
127 Shawn Stasiak May 2, 2002 House show Glasgow, Scotland 1 0
128 Justin Credible May 2, 2002 House show Glasgow, Scotland 1 0
129 Crash Holly May 2, 2002 House show Glasgow, Scotland 15 0
130 Steven Richards May 2, 2002 House show Glasgow, Scotland 4 0
131 Shawn Stasiak May 2, 2002 House show Glasgow, Scotland 2 0
132 Steven Richards May 2, 2002 House show Glasgow, Scotland 5 1
133 Crash Holly May 3, 2002 House show Birmingham, England 16 0
134 Steven Richards May 3, 2002 House show Birmingham, England 6 1
135 Booker T May 4, 2002 Insurrextion London, England 1 0
136 Crash Holly May 4, 2002 Insurrextion London, England 17 0
137 Booker T May 4, 2002 Insurrextion London, England 2 0
138 Steven Richards May 4, 2002 Insurrextion London, England 7 2 The title is renamed the WWE Hardcore Championship on May 5, 2002 after the WWF changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE): Raw
139 Bubba Ray Dudley May 6, 2002 Raw Hartford, Connecticut 8 0
140 Raven May 6, 2002 Raw Hartford, Connecticut 17 0
141 Justin Credible May 6, 2002 Raw Hartford, Connecticut 2 0
142 Crash Holly May 6, 2002 Raw Hartford, Connecticut 18 0
143 Trish Stratus May 6, 2002 Raw Hartford, Connecticut 1 0
144 Steven Richards May 6, 2002 Raw Hartford, Connecticut 8 19
145 Tommy Dreamer May 25, 2002 House show Winnipeg, Manitoba 3 0
146 Raven May 25, 2002 House show Winnipeg, Manitoba 18 0
147 Steven Richards May 25, 2002 House show Winnipeg, Manitoba 9 1
148 Tommy Dreamer May 26, 2002 House show Red Deer, Alberta 4 0
149 Raven May 26, 2002 House show Red Deer, Alberta 19 0
150 Steven Richards May 26, 2002 House show Red Deer, Alberta 10 1
151 Terri May 27, 2002 Raw Edmonton, Alberta 1 0 Pinned Richards during an interview.
152 Steven Richards May 27, 2002 Raw Edmonton, Alberta 11 6 Richards immediately pinned Terri to regain the championship.
153 Tommy Dreamer June 2, 2002 House show New Orleans, Louisiana 5 0
154 Raven June 2, 2002 House show New Orleans, Louisiana 20 0
155 Steven Richards June 2, 2002 House show New Orleans, Louisiana 12 1
156 Bradshaw June 3, 2002 Raw Dallas, Texas 1 19
157 Raven June 22, 2002 House show Cincinnati, Ohio 21 0
158 Spike Dudley June 22, 2002 House show Cincinnati, Ohio 4 0
159 Shawn Stasiak June 22, 2002 House show Cincinnati, Ohio 3 0
160 Bradshaw June 22, 2002 House show Cincinnati, Ohio 2 6
161 Shawn Stasiak June 28, 2002 House show Washington, D.C. 4 0
162 Spike Dudley June 28, 2002 House show Washington, D.C. 5 0
163 Steven Richards June 28, 2002 House show Washington, D.C. 13 0
164 Bradshaw June 28, 2002 House show Washington, D.C. 3 1
165 Shawn Stasiak June 29, 2002 House show New York, New York 5 0
166 Spike Dudley June 29, 2002 House show New York, New York 6 0
167 Steven Richards June 29, 2002 House show New York, New York 14 0
168 Bradshaw June 29, 2002 House show New York, New York 4 1
169 Raven June 30, 2002 House show Uncasville, Connecticut 22 0
170 Crash Holly June 30, 2002 House show Uncasville, Connecticut 19 0
171 Steven Richards June 30, 2002 House show Uncasville, Connecticut 15 0
172 Bradshaw June 30, 2002 House show Uncasville, Connecticut 5 6
173 Steven Richards July 6, 2002 House show Frederick, Maryland 16 0
174 Crash Holly July 6, 2002 House show Frederick, Maryland 20 0
175 Christopher Nowinski July 6, 2002 House show Frederick, Maryland 1 0
176 Bradshaw July 6, 2002 House show Frederick, Maryland 6 1
177 Steven Richards July 7, 2002 House show Wildwood, New Jersey 17 0
178 Crash Holly July 7, 2002 House show Wildwood, New Jersey 21 0
179 Christopher Nowinski July 7, 2002 House show Wildwood, New Jersey 2 0
180 Bradshaw July 7, 2002 House show Wildwood, New Jersey 7 5
181 Justin Credible July 12, 2002 House show Lakeland, Florida 3 0
182 Spike Dudley July 12, 2002 House show Lakeland, Florida 7 0
183 Big Show July 12, 2002 House show Lakeland, Florida 3 0
184 Bradshaw July 12, 2002 House show Lakeland, Florida 8 1
185 Justin Credible July 13, 2002 House show Daytona Beach, Florida 4 0
186 Shawn Stasiak July 13, 2002 House show Daytona Beach, Florida 6 0
187 Bradshaw July 13, 2002 House show Daytona Beach, Florida 9 1
188 Justin Credible July 14, 2002 House show Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 5 0
189 Shawn Stasiak July 14, 2002 House show Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 7 0
190 Bradshaw July 14, 2002 House show Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 10 1
191 Johnny Stamboli July 15, 2002 Raw East Rutherford, New Jersey 1 0 Pinned Bradshaw during a title defense against Christopher Nowinski.
192 Bradshaw July 15, 2002 Raw East Rutherford, New Jersey 11 11 Pinned Johnny Stamboli in the backstage area, renaming the belt the WWE Texas Hardcore Championship for the duration of his reign.
193 Raven July 26, 2002 House show Houston, Texas 23 0
194 Justin Credible July 26, 2002 House show Houston, Texas 6 0
195 Shawn Stasiak July 26, 2002 House show Houston, Texas 8 0
196 Bradshaw July 26, 2002 House show Houston, Texas 12 1
197 Raven July 27, 2002 House show San Antonio, Texas 24 0
198 Justin Credible July 27, 2002 House show San Antonio, Texas 7 0
199 Shawn Stasiak July 27, 2002 House show San Antonio, Texas 9 0
200 Bradshaw July 27, 2002 House show San Antonio, Texas 13 1
201 Raven July 28, 2002 House show Columbia, South Carolina 25 0
202 Justin Credible July 28, 2002 House show Columbia, South Carolina 8 0
203 Shawn Stasiak July 28, 2002 House show Columbia, South Carolina 10 0
204 Bradshaw July 28, 2002 House show Columbia, South Carolina 14 1
205 Jeff Hardy July 29, 2002 Raw Greensboro, North Carolina 3 0
206 Johnny Stamboli July 29, 2002 Raw Greensboro, North Carolina 2 0
207 Tommy Dreamer July 29, 2002 Raw Greensboro, North Carolina 6 5
208 Bradshaw August 3, 2002 House show Miami, Florida 15 0
209 Tommy Dreamer August 3, 2002 House show Miami, Florida 7 1
210 Bradshaw August 4, 2002 House show Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 16 0
211 Tommy Dreamer August 4, 2002 House show Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 8 5
212 Shawn Stasiak August 9, 2002 House show Kelowna, British Columbia 11 0
213 Steven Richards August 9, 2002 House show Kelowna, British Columbia 18 0
214 Tommy Dreamer August 9, 2002 House show Kelowna, British Columbia 9 1
215 Shawn Stasiak August 10, 2002 House show Kamloops, British Columbia 12 0
216 Steven Richards August 10, 2002 House show Kamloops, British Columbia 19 0
217 Tommy Dreamer August 10, 2002 House show Kamloops, British Columbia 10 1
218 Shawn Stasiak August 11, 2002 House show Vancouver, British Columbia 13 0
219 Steven Richards August 11, 2002 House show Vancouver, British Columbia 20 0
220 Tommy Dreamer August 11, 2002 House show Vancouver, British Columbia 11 6
221 Raven August 17, 2002 House show Terre Haute, Indiana 26 0
222 Shawn Stasiak August 17, 2002 House show Terre Haute, Indiana 14 0
223 Tommy Dreamer August 17, 2002 House show Terre Haute, Indiana 12 1
224 Shawn Stasiak August 18, 2002 House show Evansville, Indiana 15 0
225 Steven Richards August 18, 2002 House show Evansville, Indiana 21 0
226 Tommy Dreamer August 18, 2002 House show Evansville, Indiana 13 1
227 Bradshaw August 19, 2002 Raw Norfolk, Virginia 17 0 Won during hardcore battle royal.
228 Crash Holly August 19, 2002 Raw Norfolk, Virginia 22 0 Won during hardcore battle royal.
229 Tommy Dreamer August 19, 2002 Raw Norfolk, Virginia 14 7 Won during hardcore battle royal.The 24/7 rule was deactivated on August 19, 2002.[1]
230 Rob Van Dam August 26, 2002 Raw New York, New York 4 0
Unified August 26, 2002 Raw New York, New York Upon Van Dam's victory, the title was unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. [2]

Combined reigns[edit]

Raven, a record 26 time Hardcore Champion
Record longest reigning champion at 97 days Big Boss Man
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
¤ The exact length of one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Steve Blackman 6 172
2 Big Boss Man 4 154
3 Rob Van Dam 4 134
4 Al Snow 6 129
5 Crash Holly 22 88
6 Raven 26 84
7 Road Dogg 1 61
8 Hardcore Holly 6 58
The Undertaker 1 58
10 Bradshaw 17 56
11 Test 2 49
Rhyno 3 49
13 Maven 3 35
Steven Richards 21 35
15 Big Show 3 29
16 Mankind 1 28
Bubba Ray Dudley 8 28
Tommy Dreamer 14 28
19 Gerald Brisco 2 27
20 Jeff Hardy 3 18
21 Kane 1 16
22 Mike Awesome 1 15
23 Billy Gunn 2 13
Goldust 7 13
25 Pat Patterson 1 6
Shane McMahon 1 6
27 The British Bulldog 2 3
28 Matt Hardy 1 1
29 Chris Jericho 1 <1
Christian 1
Funaki 1
Godfather's Ho 1
The Hurricane 1
Joey Abs 1
Kurt Angle 1
Mighty Molly 1
Rodney 1
Terri 1
Thrasher 1
Trish Stratus 1
Viscera 1
Booker T 2
Christopher Nowinski 2
Johnny Stamboli 2
K-Kwik 2
Perry Saturn 2
Pete Gas 2
Tazz 3
William Regal 3
Spike Dudley 7
Justin Credible 8
Shawn Stasiak 15

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Due to inconsistent reports from WWE, these reigns are considered unofficial as they are not featured in their online history for the title, but are listed in the title's history in the "WWE Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to World Wrestling Entertainment" published in 2009.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "History of the Hardcore Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
  • Oliver, Earl; Westcott, Brian; Zadarnowski, Andrew; Solo, John; Dean, Joe. "WWF/WWE Hardcore Title History". Solie.org. Retrieved July 25, 2009.
    • Note: Used only to determine which programs title changes occurred on and when they aired
Specific
  1. ^ a b Baines, Tim (August 25, 2002). "Brock is set to rock and roll". SLAM! Sports: Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2009. The hardcore division's 24/7 rule has been abolished, with Tommy Dreamer keeping the title in a free-for-all with several other former hardcore title holders on RAW{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b Milner, John M.; Kapur, Bob; Kamchen, Richard (April 7, 2006). "Bio: Tommy Dreamer". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2009. Dreamer lost a Hardcore vs. Intercontinental title unification match vs. Rob Van Dam.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Guttman, James (June 23, 2003). "6/23 Raw review: Guttman's "alt perspective" review". PWTorch.com. Retrieved August 2, 2009. Stone Cold then presented Foley with the Hardcore title and congratulated him
  4. ^ Keller, Wade (May 22, 2006). "Keller's WWE Raw report 5/22: Ongoing "virtual time" analysis of live show". PWTorch.com. Retrieved August 2, 2009. Foley presented Edge with the old Hardcore Title belt....He whispered something to Lilian. She announced they are the new co-holders of the WWE Hardcore Championship. Edge, Foley, and Lita held the belt up together.
  5. ^ "Hardcore Championship".
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to World Wrestling Entertainment. DK. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
  7. ^ a b Nemer, Paul (January 22, 2001). "WWF RAW Is WAR results (January 22nd, 2001)". WrestleView.com. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
  8. ^ Nemer, Paul (May 28, 2001). "WWF RAW Is WAR results (May 28, 2001)". WrestleView.com. Retrieved August 3, 2009. Winner: New Hardcore Champion, Chris Jericho....Jericho was walking back on the entrance ramp and Rhyno comes out of nowhere and spears him and gets the pin and Rhyno wins the hardcore title. Winner: New Hardcore Champion, Rhyno
  9. ^ Nemer, Paul (June 25, 2001). "WWF RAW Is WAR results (June 25, 2001)". WrestleView.com. Retrieved June 25, 2009. Winner: New Hardcore Champion, Mike Awesome
  10. ^ Nemer, Paul (August 13, 2001). "WWF RAW Is WAR results (August 13, 2001)". WrestleView.com. Retrieved August 3, 2009. Winner: New Hardcore champion, Jeff Hardy
  11. ^ Nemer, Paul (March 11, 2002). "WWF RAW results (March 11, 2002)". WrestleView.com. Retrieved August 3, 2009. Winner: New WWF Hardcore champion, Al Snow

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