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The WWE Hardcore Championship was a professional wrestling title competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment under hardcore rules. This is a list, by ring name, of people that have held the WWE Hardcore Championship.

Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defences:
Mankind 1 November 2, 1998 Houston, Texas Mankind received the title from Vince McMahon as a gift for his bumps in the Hell In A Cell match against The Undertaker during King Of The Ring 1998. 1
Big Bossman 1 November 30, 1998 Baltimore, Maryland Won in a Ladder match. 0
The Road Dogg 1 December 15, 1998 Spokane, Washington 4
The Road Dogg vacated the title due to an injury.
Bob Holly 1 February 14, 1999 Memphis, Tennessee Holly defeated Al Snow to win the vacant title at In Your House 27: St. Valentine's Day Massacre. 3
Billy Gunn 1 March 15, 1999 San Jose, California 2
Hardcore Holly 2 March 28, 1999 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Holly defeated Gunn and Al Snow in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania XV. 2
Al Snow 1 April 25, 1999 Providence, Rhode Island Won at In Your House 28: Backlash 6
Big Bossman 2 July 25, 1999 Buffalo, New York Won at Fully Loaded 1999. 1
Al Snow 2 August 22, 1999 Minneapolis, Minnesota Won at SummerSlam 1999. 1
Big Bossman 3 August 24, 1999 Kansas City, Missouri 0
The British Bulldog 1 September 7, 1999 Albany, New York 0
Al Snow 3 September 26, 1999 Charlotte, North Carolina Won in a Kennel From Hell match at Unforgiven 1999. 2
Big Bossman 1 October 12, 1999 Birmingham, Alabama 4
Test 1 January 17, 2000 New Haven, Connecticut 1
Crash Holly 1 February 22, 2000 Nashville, Tennessee 4
The WWF introduced the 24/7 rule for the hardcore title, which stated that the title must be defended 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This should result in a lot of title changes outside of scheduled matches, often several times on the same day.
Pete Gas 1 March 13, 2000 East Rutherford, New Jersey 0
Crash Holly 2 March 13, 2000 East Rutherford, New Jersey 2
Tazz 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Viscera 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Funaki 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Rodney 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Joey Abs 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Thrasher 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Pete Gas 2 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Tazz 2 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Crash Holly 3 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Hardcore Holly 1 April 2, 2000 Anaheim, California Title change took place during a 15 minute Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. 0
Crash Holly 4 April 3, 2000 Los Angeles, California 1
Perry Saturn 1 April 11, 2000 Tampa, Florida 0
Tazz 3 April 11, 2000 Tampa, Florida 0
Crash Holly 5 April 11, 2000 Tampa, Florida 0
Crash Holly 5 April 11, 2000 Tampa, Florida 0
Matt Hardy 1 April 24, 2000 Raleigh, North Carolina 0
Crash Holly 6 April 25, 2000 Charlotte, North Carolina 0
The British Bulldog 2 May 6, 2000 London, England 1
Crash Holly 7 May 9, 2000 New Haven, Connecticut 1
Godfather's Ho 7 May 15, 2000 New Haven, Connecticut 0
Crash Holly 8 May 15, 2000 New Haven, Connecticut 1
Gerald Brisco 1 May 16, 2000 Detroit, Michigan 0
Crash Holly 9 June 12, 2000 St. Louis, Missouri 0
Gerald Brisco 2 June 19, 2000 Nashville, Tennessee 0
Pat Patterson 1 June 12, 2000 Nashville, Tennessee 0
Crash 10 June 25, 2000 Boston, Massachusetts 0
Steve Blackman 1 June 27, 2000 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Crash 11 July 2, 2000 Tampa, Florida 0
Steve Blackman 2 July 2, 2000 Tampa, Florida 0
Shane McMahon 12 August 21, 2000 Lafayette, Louisiana 0
Steve Blackman 3 August 27, 2000 Raleigh, North Carolina 0
Crash 12 September 24, 2000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 0
Perry Saturn 2 September 24, 2000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 0
Steve Blackman 4 September 24, 2000 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 0
Raven 1 December 22, 2000 Chattanooga, Tennessee 0
Al Snow 4 January 22, 2001 Lafayette, Louisiana 0
Raven 2 January 22, 2001 Lafayette, Louisiana 0
K-Kwik 1 February 3, 2001 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
Crash 13 February 3, 2001 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
Raven 3 February 3, 2001 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
K-Kwik 2 February 5, 2001 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Crash 14 February 5, 2001 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Raven 4 February 5, 2001 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Hardcore Holly 4 February 6, 2001 North Charleston, South Carolina 0
Raven 5 February 6, 2001 North Charleston, South Carolina 0
Hardcore Holly 5 February 10, 2001 St. Paul, Minnesota 0
Raven 6 February 10, 2001 St. Paul, Minnesota 0
Hardcore Holly 6 February 11, 2001 Boston, Massachussetts 0
Al Snow 5 February 11, 2001 Boston, Massachussetts 0
Raven 7 February 11, 2001 Boston, Massachussetts 0
Steve Blackman 5 February 17, 2001 Cedar Falls, Iowa 0
Raven 8 February 17, 2001 Cedar Falls, Iowa 0
Steve Blackman 6 February 18, 2001 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 0
Raven 9 February 18, 2001 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 0
Billy Gunn 2 February 25, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Raven 10 February 25, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
The Big Show 1 February 25, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada 0
Raven 11 March 19, 2001 Albany, New York 0
Kane 1 April 1, 2001 Houston, Texas Won in a Triple Threat match involving Raven and The Big Show at WrestleMania X-Seven. 0
Rhyno 1 April 17, 2001 Nashville, Tennessee 0
The Big Show 2 May 21, 2001 San Jose, California 0
Chris Jericho 1 May 28, 2001 Calgary, Alberta 0
Rhyno 2 May 28, 2001 Calgary, Alberta 0
Test 2 June 12, 2001 Baltimore, Maryland 0
Rhyno 3 June 25, 2001 New York City, New York 0
Mike Awesome 1 June 25, 2001 New York City, New York 0
Jeff Hardy 1 July 10, 2001 Birmingham, Alabama 0
Rob Van Dam 1 July 22, 2001 Cleveland, Ohio 0
Jeff Hardy 2 August 13, 2001 Chicago, Illinois 0
Rob Van Dam 2 July 22, 2001 San Jose, California 0
Kurt Angle 1 September 10, 2001 San Antonio, Texas 0
Rob Van Dam 3 September 10, 2001 San Antonio, Texas 0
The Undertaker 1 December 9, 2001 San Diego, California 0
Maven 1 February 5, 2002 Los Angeles, California 0
Goldust 1 February 26, 2002 Boston, Massachussetts 0
Al Snow 6 March 11, 2002 Detroit, Michigan 0
Maven 2 March 12, 2002 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
Spike Dudley 1 March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario 0
The Hurricane 1 March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario 0
Mighty Molly 1 March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario 0
Christian 1 March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario 0
Maven 3 March 17, 2002 Toronto, Ontario 0
Raven 12 March 26, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 0
Championship becomes exclusive to the Raw brand.
Bubba Ray Dudley 1 April 1, 2002 Albany, New York 0
William Regal 1 April 6, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah 0
Goldust 2 April 6, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah 0
Raven 13 April 6, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 2 April 6, 2002 Salt Lake City, Utah 0
William Regal 2 April 7, 2002 Denver, Colorado 0
Goldust 3 April 7, 2002 Denver, Colorado 0
Raven 14 April 7, 2002 Denver, Colorado 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 3 April 7, 2002 Denver, Colorado 0
William Regal 3 April 12, 2002 Amarillo, Texas 0
Spike Dudley 2 April 12, 2002 Amarillo, Texas 0
Goldust 4 April 12, 2002 Amarillo, Texas 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 4 April 12, 2002 Amarillo, Texas 0
William Regal 4 April 13, 2002 Odessa, Texas 0
Spike Dudley 3 April 13, 2002 Odessa, Texas 0
Goldust 5 April 13, 2002 Odessa, Texas 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 5 April 13, 2002 Odessa, Texas 0
William Regal 5 April 14, 2002 Abilene, Texas 0
Spike Dudley 4 April 14, 2002 Abilene, Texas 0
Goldust 6 April 14, 2002 Abilene, Texas 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 5 April 14, 2002 Abilene, Texas 0
Raven 15 April 15, 2002 College Station, Texas 0
Tommy Dreamer 1 April 15, 2002 College Station, Texas 0
Steven Richards 1 April 15, 2002 College Station, Texas 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 7 April 15, 2002 College Station, Texas 0
Goldust 7 April 19, 2002 Long Island, New York 0
Raven 16 April 19, 2002 Long Island, New York 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 8 April 19, 2002 Long Island, New York 0
Goldust 8 April 20, 2002 Uniondale, New York 0
Raven 17 April 20, 2002 Uniondale, New York 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 9 April 20, 2002 Uniondale, New York 0
Goldust 9 April 21, 2002 Des Moines, Iowa 0
Raven 18 April 21, 2002 Des Moines, Iowa 0
Bubba Ray Dudley 10 April 21, 2002 Des Moines, Iowa 0
Steven Richards 2 April 29, 2002 Buffalo, New York 0
Tommy Dreamer 2 May 1, 2002 Cologne, Germany 0
Goldust 10 May 1, 2002 Cologne, Germany 0
Steven Richards 3 May 1, 2002 Cologne, Germany 0
Shawn Stasiak 1 May 2, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Justin Credible 1 May 2, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Crash 15 May 2, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Steven Richards 4 May 2, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Shawn Stasiak 2 May 2, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Steven Richards 5 May 2, 2002 Glasgow, Scotland 0
Crash 16 May 3, 2002 Birmingham, England 0
Steven Richards 6 May 3, 2002 Birmingham, England 0
Booker T 1 May 4, 2002 London, England 0
Crash Holly 17 May 4, 2002 London, England 0
Booker T 2 May 4, 2002 London, England 0
Steven Richards 7 May 4, 2002 London, England 0
Championship is renamed the WWE Hardcore Championship.
Bubba Ray Dudley 11 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Raven 19 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Justin Credible 2 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Crash 18 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Trish Stratus 1 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Steven Richards 8 May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut 0
Tommy Dreamer 3 May 25, 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba 0
Raven 20 May 25, 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba 0
Steven Richards 9 May 25, 2002 Winnipeg, Manitoba 0
Tommy Dreamer 4 May 26, 2002 Red Deer, Alberta 0
Raven 21 May 26, 2002 Red Deer, Alberta 0
Steven Richards 11 May 26, 2002 Red Deer, Alberta 0
Terri 1 May 27, 2002 Edmonton, Alberta 0
Steven Richards 11 May 27, 2002 Edmonton, Alberta 0
Tommy Dreamer 5 June 2, 2002 New Orleans, Louisiana 0
Raven 22 June 2, 2002 New Orleans, Louisiana 0
Steven Richards 12 June 2, 2002 New Orleans, Louisiana 0
Bradshaw 1 June 3, 2002 Dallas, Texas 0
Raven 23 June 22, 2002 Cincinnati, Ohio 0
Spike Dudley 5 June 22, 2002 Cincinnati, Ohio 0
Shawn Stasiak 3 June 22, 2002 Cincinnati, Ohio 0
Bradshaw 2 June 22, 2002 Cincinnati, Ohio 0
Shawn Stasiak 4 June 28, 2002 Washington, DC 0
Spike Dudley 6 June 28, 2002 Washington, DC 0
Steven Richards 13 June 28, 2002 Washington, DC 0
Bradshaw 3 June 28, 2002 Washington, DC 0
Shawn Stasiak 5 June 29, 2002 New York City, New York 0
Spike Dudley 7 June 29, 2002 New York City, New York 0
Steven Richards 14 June 29, 2002 New York City, New York 0
Bradshaw 4 June 29, 2002 New York City, New York 0
Raven 24 June 30, 2002 Uncasville, Connecticut 0
Crash 19 June 30, 2002 Uncasville, Connecticut 0
Steven Richards 15 June 30, 2002 Uncasville, Connecticut 0
Bradshaw 5 June 30, 2002 Uncasville, Connecticut 0
Steven Richards 16 July 6, 2002 Frederick, Maryland 0
Crash 20 July 6, 2002 Frederick, Maryland 0
Christopher Nowinski 20 July 6, 2002 Frederick, Maryland 0
Bradshaw 6 July 6, 2002 Frederick, Maryland 0
Steven Richards 17 July 7, 2002 Wildwood, New Jersey 0
Crash 21 July 7, 2002 Wildwood, New Jersey 0
Christopher Nowinski 2 July 7, 2002 Wildwood, New Jersey 0
Bradshaw 7 July 7, 2002 Wildwood, New Jersey 0
Justin Credible 3 July 12, 2002 Lakeland, Florida 0
Spike Dudley 8 July 12, 2002 Lakeland, Florida 0
The Big Show 3 July 12, 2002 Lakeland, Florida 0
Bradshaw 8 July 12, 2002 Lakeland, Florida 0
Justin Credible 4 July 13, 2002 Daytona Beach, Florida 0
Shawn Stasiak 6 July 13, 2002 Daytona Beach, Florida 0
Bradshaw 9 July 13, 2002 Daytona Beach, Florida 0
Justin Credible 5 July 14, 2002 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 0
Shawn Stasiak 7 July 14, 2002 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 0
Bradshaw 10 July 14, 2002 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 0
Johnny Stamboli 1 July 15, 2002 East Rutherford, New Jersey 0
Bradshaw 11 July 15, 2002 East Rutherford, New Jersey 0
Johnny Stamboli 2 July 22, 2002 Grand Rapids, Michigan 0
Bradshaw 12 July 22, 2002 Grand Rapids, Michigan 0
Raven 25 July 26, 2002 Houston, Texas 0
Justin Credible 6 July 26, 2002 Houston, Texas 0
Shawn Stasiak 8 July 26, 2002 Houston, Texas 0
Bradshaw 13 July 26, 2002 Houston, Texas 0
Raven 26 July 27, 2002 San Antonio, Texas 0
Justin Credible 7 July 27, 2002 San Antonio, Texas 0
Shawn Stasiak 9 July 27, 2002 San Antonio, Texas 0
Bradshaw 14 July 27, 2002 San Antonio, Texas 0
Steven Richards 18 July 28, 2002 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Justin Credible 8 July 28, 2002 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Shawn Stasiak 10 July 28, 2002 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Bradshaw 15 July 28, 2002 Columbia, South Carolina 0
Jeff Hardy 3 July 29, 2002 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
Johnny Stamboli 3 July 29, 2002 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
Tommy Dreamer 6 July 29, 2002 Greensboro, North Carolina 0
Bradshaw 16 August 3, 2002 Miami, Florida 0
Tommy Dreamer 7 August 3, 2002 Miami, Florida 0
Bradshaw 17 August 4, 2002 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 0
Tommy Dreamer 8 August 4, 2002 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 0
Shawn Stasiak 11 August 9, 2002 Kelowna, British Columbia 0
Steven Richards 19 August 9, 2002 Kelowna, British Columbia 0
Tommy Dreamer 9 August 9, 2002 Kelowna, British Columbia 0
Shawn Stasiak 12 August 10, 2002 Kamloops, British Columbia 0
Steven Richards 20 August 10, 2002 Kamloops, British Columbia 0
Tommy Dreamer 10 August 10, 2002 Kamloops, British Columbia 0
Shawn Stasiak 13 August 11, 2002 Vancouver, British Columbia 0
Steven Richards 21 August 11, 2002 Vancouver, British Columbia 0
Tommy Dreamer 11 August 11, 2002 Vancouver, British Columbia 0
Raven 27 August 17, 2002 Terre Haute, Indiana 0
Shawn Stasiak 14 August 17, 2002 Terre Haute, Indiana 0
Tommy Dreamer 12 August 17, 2002 Terre Haute, Indiana 0
Shawn Stasiak 15 August 18, 2002 Evansville, Indiana 0
Steven Richards 22 August 18, 2002 Evansville, Indiana 0
Tommy Dreamer 13 August 18, 2002 Evansville, Indiana 0
Bradshaw 18 August 19, 2002 Norfolk, Virginia 0
Crash 22 August 19, 2002 Norfolk, Virginia 0
Tommy Dreamer 14 August 19, 2002 Norfolk, Virginia 0
Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff removes the 24/7 rule.
Rob Van Dam 4 August 26, 2002 New York City, New York 0
Hardcore Championship was unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The original title was presented to Mick Foley as recognition of his hardcore legend status.

Disputed reigns

After the title was unified others have claimed the title as their own but for the most part these reigns are considered disputed.

Wrestler Times Date Place / Event
WWE Hardcore Championship
Mick Foley (Mankind) 2 June 23, 2003 New York City, NY / RAW
Awarded the belt as a trophy to commemorate his success in WWE as a hardcore legend.
Edge / Mick Foley 1 / 3 May 22, 2006 Las Vegas, NV / RAW
Title reactivated on May 22, 2006 by Mick Foley who proclaimed himself and Edge co-champions during a feud with Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer. After the feud ended the belt disappeared and was forgotten again.

List of reign lengths

<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


27


84


7


Road Dogg


1


61


8


Hardcore Holly


6


58


The Undertaker


1


58


10


Bradshaw


18


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


10


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


9


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


<1


Funaki


1


<1


Cynthia Lynch


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


K-Kwik


2


<1


Perry Saturn


2


<1


Pete Gas


2


<1


Johnny Stamboli


2


<1


Tazz


3


<1


William Regal


5


<1


Spike Dudley


8


<1


Justin Credible


8


<1


Shawn Stasiak


15


<1


References

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