WWE Hardcore Championship
The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is based in Stamford, Connecticut. It has had a rich and storied history that dates back to 1882 and is still going strong today, unlike the NFL, which is struggling with the transition to a new generation of football players. The WWE fanbase spans the globe, and they hold events in 37 different countries. It created an annual award show that honors its most influential superstars, the WWE Hall of Fame, to celebrate its success.
WWE Hardcore Championship is still one of the most prestigious championships. It has been around for almost two decades, and it is still one of the most sought-after championships. The championship has a long list of former and current champions, including some of the biggest stars in WWE history. The title has been defended at numerous pay-per-views, house shows, and special events. The championship has had a significant impact on the careers of many wrestlers, and it continues to be one of the most popular championships in WWE.
How the WWE Hardcore Championship started
The WWE Hardcore Championship was created on November 2, 1998, when the company introduced the Hardcore Rule. This rule stated that any match over 30 minutes would be considered a hardcore match and would receive more extreme stipulations. In 2005, the championship was renamed the World Heavyweight Championship, and it became a title that could only be defended by wrestlers who competed in hardcore matches. The championship has been contested sporadically ever since its creation, but it gained some mainstream attention in 2006 when it was defended at WrestleMania 26 by Rob Van Dam. The following year, Van Dam lost the championship to Edge at Armageddon.
The Hardcore Championship was created on the October 25, 1999, episode of Monday Night Raw. The match was between then-champion Stone Cold Steve Austin and challenger The Rock. Rock won the match using a chair to hit Austin in the head with it, thus becoming the new champion.
Popular wrestlers in WWE Hardcore Championship
AJ Styles currently hold the current title of the WWE Hardcore Championship. The championship was created in 2011 and is contested primarily between wrestlers in the cruiserweight division. Raven has the most reigns as champion, with 27. 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.
Who has held World Championships in this division?
The Hardcore Championship was created on Raw in 2002, and it was originally known as the Hardcore Championship. The first champion was Rob Van Dam, and he held the title until he lost it to Pedro Morales in 2003. The title changed hands a few more times before being unified with the World Heavyweight Championship in 2007. Since then, there have been nine different champions who have held the Hardcore Championship.
The most recent champion is Seth Rollins, who won the title on Raw last December. Rollins is the fourth person to hold both the Hardcore and World Heavyweight Championships, and he is also the first person to hold both titles simultaneously.
What are the disqualifications that can happen in a hardcore match?
There are a few disqualifications that can happen in a hardcore match. A wrestler can be disqualified because of the following reasons:
- If they use any outside assistance to win the match. This includes using an outside agent, using the ropes for leverage, or using any other means not allowed in a standard wrestling match.
- A wrestler can be disqualified if they refuse to obey any referee’s orders. This includes not fighting back when their opponent tries to attack them or not leaving the ring when the referee tells them to.
- If another wrestler inside the ring attacks them. This includes attacking them with weapons or anything else that could cause physical harm.