Hardcore Heaven

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In professional wrestling, Hardcore Heaven was an event held by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States-based professional wrestling promotion Eastern Championship Wrestling/Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) annually in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. The 1997, 1999 and 2000 iterations of Hardcore Heaven aired on pay-per-view. The footage from the six Hardcore Heaven events is owned by WWE.

Results[edit]

1994[edit]

Hardcore Heaven (1994)
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Information
Promotion Eastern Championship Wrestling
Date August 13, 1994
Attendance 1,000
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event chronology
Heat Wave (1994) Hardcore Heaven (1994) NWA World Title Tournament
Hardcore Heaven chronology
First Hardcore Heaven (1994) Hardcore Heaven (1995)

Hardcore Heaven (1994) was a live event that took place on August 13, 1994 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The commentator for the event was Joey Styles.

Hardcore Heaven (1994) is known for the ending of the show, which saw the audience throw dozens of folding chairs into the ring, burying The Public Enemy.[1][2]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Hack Meyers defeated Rockin' Rebel Singles match 04:40
2 Chad Austin defeated Tommy Cairo Singles match 04:30
3 Jason defeated Mikey Whipwreck (c) No disqualification match for the ECW World Television Championship 12:09
4 The Tazmaniac and Jimmy Snuka defeated The Pitbulls (#1 and #2) Tag team match 00:40
5 911 (with Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Mr. Hughes (with Shane Douglas and Angel) Singles match 03:33
6 The Sandman (with Woman) defeated Tommy Dreamer Singapore cane match 00:53
7 The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) (c) defeated The Bad Breed (Axl Rotten and Ian Rotten) Basebrawl tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 19:09
8 Sabu (with 911 and Paul E. Dangerously) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio Singles match 18:28
9 Cactus Jack fought Terry Funk to a no-contest Singles match 11:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1995[edit]

Hardcore Heaven (1995)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date July 1, 1995
Attendance 1,150
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event chronology
Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams Hardcore Heaven (1995) Heat Wave (1995)
Hardcore Heaven chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1994) Hardcore Heaven (1995) Hardcore Heaven (1996)

Hardcore Heaven (1995) was a live event that took place on July 1, 1995 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The commentator for the event was Joey Styles.

Hardcore Heaven (1995) marked the debut of The Dudley Brothers, a stable that would ultimately evolve into the tag team The Dudley Boyz.[3]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Dudley Brothers (Dudley Dudley and Snot Dudley, with Big Dick Dudley) defeated The Pitbulls (#1 and #2) (with Raven, Stevie Richards and Beulah McGillicutty) Tag team match 06:25
2 Dino Sendoff and Don E. Allen fought Chad Austin and The Broad Street Bully to a no-contest due to interference by 911 Tag team match 02:10
3 Hack Meyers defeated Big Malley Singles match 07:30
4 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Taz (with Paul E. Dangerously) Singles match 09:09
5 Raven and Stevie Richards (c) (with Beulah McGillicutty) defeated Tommy Dreamer and Luna Vachon Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 07:34
6 Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten Taipei Death match 07:10
7 The Sandman (c) (with Woman) defeated Cactus Jack Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 13:05
8 The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) Tag team match 11:33
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1996[edit]

Hardcore Heaven (1996)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date June 22, 1996
Attendance 1,250
Venue ECW Arena
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event chronology
A Matter of Respect Hardcore Heaven (1996) Heat Wave (1996)
Hardcore Heaven chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1995) Hardcore Heaven (1996) Hardcore Heaven (1997)

Hardcore Heaven (1996) was an internet pay-per-view (iPPV) event that took place on June 22, 1996 in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The commentator for the event was Joey Styles.

The bout between Taz and mixed martial artist Paul Varelans was promoted as being a legitimate contest. The match has been described as "at least partly a shoot".[4]

The ring collapsed following the penultimate bout between Tommy Dreamer and Brian Lee, resulting in the main event being delayed by an hour until it could be repaired. During the interval, Kimona Wanalaya performed a striptease in the Eagle's Nest box to pacify the audience.[5][6] During the main event bout between Rob Van Dam and Sabu, one of the ring ropes snapped.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Shane Douglas defeated Mikey Whipwreck Singles match 11:33
2 The Full Blooded Italians (J.T. Smith and Little Guido, with Salvatore Bellomo) defeated The Dudley Brothers (Big Dick Dudley and Buh Buh Ray Dudley, with Chubby Dudley, Dances with Dudley, and Sign Guy Dudley) by disqualification Tag team match 10:10
3 Taz (with Bill Alfonso, The Eliminators, Rob Van Dam and Shane Douglas) defeated Paul Varelans by submission Shootfight rules match 2:24
4 Raven (c) (with Stevie Richards, Super Nova and The Blue Meanie) defeated Terry Gordy Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 12:45
5 The Eliminators (John Kronus and Perry Saturn) (c) fought The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa Saed) to a no-contest. Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 8:16
6 The Eliminators (John Kronus and Perry Saturn) (c) fought The Bruise Brothers (Don Bruise and Ron Bruise) to a no-contest. Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship N/A
7 Axl Rotten and Hack Meyers fought The Samoan Gangsta Party (Matty Smalls and Sammy the Silk) to a no-contest Tag team match 2:00
8 Chris Jericho defeated Pitbull #2 (c) (with Francine) Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 12:10
9 Tommy Dreamer (with Beulah McGillicutty and Kimona Wanalaya) defeated Brian Lee Weapons match 9:02
10 Sabu defeated Rob Van Dam Singles match 20:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1997[edit]

Hardcore Heaven (1997)
Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date August 17, 1997
Attendance 1,800
Venue War Memorial Auditorium
City Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Heat Wave (1997) Hardcore Heaven (1997) November to Remember (1997)
Hardcore Heaven chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1996) Hardcore Heaven (1997) Hardcore Heaven (1999)

Hardcore Heaven (1997) was a pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place on August 17, 1997 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The commentator for the event was Joey Styles. This was the first iteration of Hardcore Heaven to be broadcast on pay-per-view and ECW's second ever pay-per-view following Barely Legal in April 1997.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Taz (c) defeated Chris Candido Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 10:52
2 Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Spike Dudley Singles match 5:05
3 Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Al Snow Singles match 13:43
4 The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) (c) (with Jenna Jameson, Joel Gertner, Sign Guy and Big Dick) defeated PG-13 (J.C. Ice and Wolfie D) Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 10:58
5 Tommy Dreamer (with Beulah McGillicutty) defeated Jerry Lawler Singles match 18:57
6 Shane Douglas (with Francine) defeated Sabu (c) (with Bill Alfonso) and Terry Funk Three-Way Dance for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 26:37
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1999[edit]

Hardcore Heaven (1999)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date May 16, 1999
Attendance 2,800
Venue Mid-Hudson Civic Center
City Poughkeepsie, New York
Pay-per-view chronology
Living Dangerously (1999) Hardcore Heaven (1999) Heat Wave (1999)
Hardcore Heaven chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1997) Hardcore Heaven (1999) Hardcore Heaven (2000)

Hardcore Heaven (1999) was a pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place on May 16, 1999 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. The commentators for the event was Joey Styles.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Taz (c) defeated Chris Candido (with Tammy Lynn Sytch) Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 1:10
2 The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) (c) (with Sign Guy Dudley and Joel Gertner) defeated Balls Mahoney and Spike Dudley Tag team match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship 7:48
3 Super Crazy defeated Taka Michinoku Singles match 8:28
4 Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Little Guido (with Big Sal E. Graziano) Singles match 11:06
5 Lance Storm (with Dawn Marie) defeated Tommy Dreamer (with Francine) Singles match 13:40
6 Rob Van Dam (c) (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Jerry Lynn Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 26:57
7 Sid Vicious (with Judge Jeff Jones) fought Justin Credible (with Jason and Jazz) to a no contest Singles match 2:01
8 Taz (c) defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley (with Sign Guy Dudley) Falls Count Anywhere match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 12:17
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2000[edit]

Hardcore Heaven (2000)
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Information
Promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling
Date May 14, 2000
Attendance 3,400
Venue The Rave
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pay-per-view chronology
Living Dangerously (2000) Hardcore Heaven (2000) Heat Wave (2000)
Hardcore Heaven chronology
Hardcore Heaven (1999) Hardcore Heaven (2000) Final

Hardcore Heaven (2000) was a pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place on May 14, 2000 at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The commentators for the event were Joey Styles, Joel Gertner and Cyrus.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Masato Tanaka defeated Balls Mahoney Singles match 9:14
2 Little Guido (with Sal E. Graziano) defeated Mikey Whipwreck (with The Sinister Minister) and Simon Diamond (with Mitch, Prodigy, Prodigette and The Musketeer) Three-Way Dance 7:08
3 Kid Kash defeated C.W. Anderson (with Lou E. Dangerously, Billy Wiles and Elektra) Singles match 6:00
4 Nova and Chris Chetti defeated Da Baldies (Angel and Tony DeVito), and Danny Doring and Roadkill Three-Way Dance 6:35
5 New Jack defeated Angel (with Vic Grimes and Tony DeVito) Singles match 6:50
6 Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Steve Corino (with Jack Victory) Singles match 10:25
7 Rhino (c) defeated The Sandman Singles match for the ECW World Television Championship 6:23
8 Jerry Lynn defeated Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso and Scotty Anton) Singles match 19:50
9 Justin Credible (c) (with Francine) defeated Lance Storm (with Dawn Marie) Singles match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship 12:29
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ECW fans throw chairs into the ring Hardcore Heaven 1994". WWE.com. WWE. September 27, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mick Foley; Mankind; WWF (3 October 2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-103101-4. 
  3. ^ "The Dudley Boyz". WWE.com. WWE. Retrieved January 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ Scott E. Williams (January 2006). Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of the ECW. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 97–. ISBN 978-1-59670-021-5. 
  5. ^ Thom Loverro (22 May 2007). The Rise & Fall of ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling. Simon and Schuster. pp. 147–. ISBN 978-1-4165-6156-9. 
  6. ^ Scott E. Williams (January 2006). Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of the ECW. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 141–. ISBN 978-1-59670-021-5. 

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