List of WWE Hardcore Champions

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Mick Foley, who wrestled as "Mankind" in 1998, was the first WWE 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 not won legitimately; it was instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. It was introduced by the WWF on its television program Raw is War on November 2, 1998, in which WWF Chairman Vince 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 anytime 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, WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated WWE Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer in a ladder match 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 WWE 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 promotion.[4]

Overall, there were 229 reigns shared among 52 wrestlers, all of whom won in Canada, England, Germany, Scotland, and the United States. Raven has the most reigns as champion, with 27. The 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 exact time at which each wrestler held the title is unknown, each of their reigns is regarded[by whom?] as the shortest in the title's history. Each reign was won at WWF/E-promoted events: pay-per-view events, live events, and on televised events.[citation needed]

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Time of use
WWF Hardcore Championship November 2, 1998 – May 5, 2002
WWE Hardcore Championship May 6, 2002 – August 26, 2002

Reigns[edit]

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

List of combined reigns[edit]

<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 Wrestlers No. of reigns Combined days
1 Steve Blackman 6 172
2 The Big Boss Man 4 154
3 Rob Van Dam 4 134
4 Al Snow 6 129
5 Crash Holly 22 108
6 Raven 27 94
7 The Undertaker 1 58
Hardcore Holly 6 58
9 Bradshaw 17 56
10 Test 2 49
Rhyno 3 49
12 Road Dogg 1 48¤
13 Maven 3 35
Steven Richards 21 35
15 The Big Show 3 29
16 Mankind 1 28
Tommy Dreamer 14 28
18 Gerald Brisco 2 27
Bubba Ray Dudley 8 27
20 Jeff Hardy 3 18
21 Kane 1 16
22 Mike Awesome 1 15
23 Billy Gunn 2 13
Goldust 9 13
25 Shane McMahon 1 6
Pat Patterson 1 6
27 The British Bulldog 2 3
28 Matt Hardy 1 1
Tazz 3 1
30 Chris Jericho 1 <1
Christian 1 <1
Funaki 1 <1
Godfather's Ho 1 <1
The Hurricane 1 <1
Joey Abs 1 <1
Kurt Angle 1 <1
Mighty Molly 1 <1
Rodney 1 <1
Terri 1 <1
Thrasher 1 <1
Trish Stratus 1 <1
Viscera 1 <1
Booker T 2 <1
Christopher Nowinski 2 <1
Johnny Stamboli 2 <1
K-Kwik 2 <1
Perry Saturn 2 <1
Pete Gas 2 <1
William Regal 5 <1
Spike Dudley 7 <1
Justin Credible 8 <1
Shawn Stasiak 15 <1

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date on which Road Dogg vacated the title during his only reign is unknown, which means that his reign lasted between 48 and 69 days.
  2. ^ 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
Specific
  1. ^ a b Baines, Tim (August 25, 2002). "Brock is set to rock and roll". SLAM! Sports: Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. 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 
  2. ^ a b Milner, John M.; Kapur, Bob; Kamchen, Richard (April 7, 2006). "Bio: Tommy Dreamer". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved July 31, 2009. Dreamer lost a Hardcore vs. Intercontinental title unification match vs. Rob Van Dam. 
  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. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles – NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  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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