In 2012, Professional wrestler Tommy Dreamer started House of Hardcore. Dreamer wanted a promotion with the spirit of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), a former promotion where Dreamer worked. House of Hardcore being the name of the ECW training school. HOH previously worked with Family Wrestling Entertainment. At the first event, the FWE Heavyweight Championship, held by Dreamer, was defended against Carlito and Mike Knox. On November 9, 2013, TNA wrestler Bully Ray made his debut in the company to promote the TNA PPV One Night Only Old School. Also, for the first time, during House Of Hardcore 3, two Italian athletes attended the show: King Danza and D3.