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The Hardcore Championship was one of the most unique championships to ever be defended in WWE. It was originally given to Mick Foley, then known as Mankind, by the Chairman, Mr. McMahon. The rules of how to defend the championship even evolved with time, and it was eventually defended under 24/7 rules. That meant that the Hardcore Champion could be pinned at any time of day, any day of the week as long as a referee was around to make the three-count. The Hardcore Championship found its way around the waists of a very eclectic group of Superstars ranging from the likes of Mankind, Crash Holly, Big Show, Hardcore Holly, Big Boss Man and Kane, among numerous others.

Championship Holders over time

2000 - 2009
Championship Holders
208
Longest Reign

96 days

(reign began in previous decade)

Shortest Reign

1 minute

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

Rob Van Dam

Aug 26, 2002

2 hours

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 19, 2002 - Aug 26, 2002

7 days

Crash Holly

Aug 19, 2002

4 minutes

Bradshaw

Aug 19, 2002

6 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 18, 2002 - Aug 19, 2002

23 hours

Steven Richards

Aug 18, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

Aug 18, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 17, 2002 - Aug 18, 2002

23 hours

Shawn Stasiak

Aug 17, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

Aug 17, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 11, 2002 - Aug 17, 2002

6 days

Steven Richards

Aug 11, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

Aug 11, 2002

4 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 10, 2002 - Aug 11, 2002

24 hours

Steven Richards

Aug 10, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

Aug 10, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 9, 2002 - Aug 10, 2002

24 hours

Steven Richards

Aug 9, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

Aug 9, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 4, 2002 - Aug 9, 2002

5 days

Bradshaw

Aug 4, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Aug 3, 2002

11 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Aug 3, 2002 - Aug 4, 2002

19 hours

Tommy Dreamer

Jul 29, 2002 - Aug 3, 2002

5 days

Johnny Stamboli

Jul 29, 2002

5 minutes

Jeff Hardy

Jul 29, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 28, 2002 - Jul 29, 2002

23 hours

Shawn Stasiak

Jul 28, 2002

5 minutes

Justin Credible

Jul 28, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

Jul 28, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 27, 2002 - Jul 28, 2002

23 hours

Shawn Stasiak

Jul 27, 2002

5 minutes

Justin Credible

Jul 27, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

Jul 27, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 26, 2002 - Jul 27, 2002

24 hours

Shawn Stasiak

Jul 26, 2002

5 minutes

Justin Credible

Jul 26, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

Jul 26, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 15, 2002 - Jul 26, 2002

11 days

Johnny Stamboli

Jul 15, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 14, 2002 - Jul 15, 2002

2 days

Shawn Stasiak

Jul 14, 2002

5 minutes

Justin Credible

Jul 14, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 13, 2002 - Jul 14, 2002

23 hours

Shawn Stasiak

Jul 13, 2002

4 minutes

Justin Credible

Jul 13, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 12, 2002 - Jul 13, 2002

23 hours

Big Show

Jul 12, 2002

10 minutes

Spike Dudley

Jul 12, 2002

10 minutes

Justin Credible

Jul 12, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 7, 2002 - Jul 12, 2002

5 days

Christopher Nowinski

Jul 7, 2002

10 minutes

Crash Holly

Jul 7, 2002

9 minutes

Steven Richards

Jul 7, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jul 6, 2002 - Jul 7, 2002

21 hours

Christopher Nowinski

Jul 6, 2002

5 minutes

Crash Holly

Jul 6, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

Jul 6, 2002

5 minutes

Crash Holly

Jun 30, 2002

9 minutes

Raven

Jun 30, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jun 30, 2002 - Jul 6, 2002

7 days

Steven Richards

Jun 30, 2002

8 minutes

Bradshaw

Jun 29, 2002 - Jun 30, 2002

23 hours

Steven Richards

Jun 29, 2002

4 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

Jun 29, 2002

4 minutes

Spike Dudley

Jun 29, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jun 28, 2002 - Jun 29, 2002

23 hours

Steven Richards

Jun 28, 2002

10 minutes

Spike Dudley

Jun 28, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

Jun 28, 2002

1 hour

Bradshaw

Jun 22, 2002 - Jun 28, 2002

7 days

Shawn Stasiak

Jun 22, 2002

5 minutes

Spike Dudley

Jun 22, 2002

6 minutes

Raven

Jun 22, 2002

5 minutes

Bradshaw

Jun 3, 2002 - Jun 22, 2002

20 days

Steven Richards

Jun 2, 2002 - Jun 3, 2002

2 days

Raven

Jun 2, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Jun 2, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 27, 2002 - Jun 2, 2002

7 days

Terri

May 27, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 26, 2002 - May 27, 2002

23 hours

Raven

May 26, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

May 26, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 25, 2002 - May 26, 2002

24 hours

Raven

May 25, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

May 25, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 6, 2002 - May 25, 2002

20 days

Trish Stratus

May 6, 2002

5 minutes

Crash Holly

May 6, 2002

5 minutes

Justin Credible

May 6, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

May 6, 2002

5 minutes

Bubba Ray Dudley

May 6, 2002

5 minutes

Booker T

May 4, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002

2 days

Crash Holly

May 4, 2002

2 minutes

Booker T

May 4, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 3, 2002 - May 4, 2002

2 days

Crash Holly

May 3, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

May 2, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 2, 2002 - May 3, 2002

2 days

Justin Credible

May 2, 2002

5 minutes

Crash Holly

May 2, 2002

5 minutes

Shawn Stasiak

May 2, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 2, 2002

1 minute

Goldust

May 1, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

May 1, 2002

5 minutes

Steven Richards

May 1, 2002 - May 2, 2002

2 days

Steven Richards

Apr 29, 2002 - May 1, 2002

2 days

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 20, 2002 - Apr 29, 2002

10 days

Raven

Apr 20, 2002

5 minutes

Goldust

Apr 20, 2002

6 minutes

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 19, 2002

5 minutes

Goldust

Apr 19, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

Apr 19, 2002

1 minute

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 15, 2002 - Apr 19, 2002

5 days

Steven Richards

Apr 15, 2002

5 minutes

Tommy Dreamer

Apr 15, 2002

5 minutes

Raven

Apr 15, 2002

25 minutes

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 14, 2002 - Apr 15, 2002

23 hours

Goldust

Apr 14, 2002

5 minutes

Spike Dudley

Apr 14, 2002

10 minutes

William Regal

Apr 14, 2002

5 minutes

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 13, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002

2 days

Goldust

Apr 13, 2002

5 minutes

Spike Dudley

Apr 13, 2002

5 minutes

William Regal

Apr 13, 2002

5 minutes

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 7, 2002 - Apr 13, 2002

6 days

Raven

Apr 7, 2002

5 minutes

Goldust

Apr 7, 2002

5 minutes

William Regal

Apr 7, 2002

5 minutes

Bubba Ray Dudley

Apr 1, 2002 - Apr 7, 2002

7 days

Raven

Mar 28, 2002 - Apr 1, 2002

4 days

Maven

Mar 17, 2002 - Mar 28, 2002

12 days

Christian

Mar 17, 2002

5 minutes

Mighty Molly

Mar 17, 2002

5 minutes

Hurricane

Mar 17, 2002

5 minutes

Spike Dudley

Mar 17, 2002

5 minutes

Maven

Mar 14, 2002 - Mar 17, 2002

3 days

Al Snow

Mar 11, 2002 - Mar 14, 2002

3 days

Goldust

Feb 28, 2002 - Mar 11, 2002

11 days

Maven

Feb 7, 2002 - Feb 28, 2002

21 days

Undertaker

Dec 9, 2001 - Feb 7, 2002

60 days

Rob Van Dam

Sep 10, 2001 - Dec 9, 2001

91 days

Kurt Angle

Sep 10, 2001

5 minutes

Rob Van Dam

Aug 19, 2001 - Sep 10, 2001

22 days

Jeff Hardy

Aug 13, 2001 - Aug 19, 2001

6 days

Rob Van Dam

Jul 22, 2001 - Aug 13, 2001

22 days

Jeff Hardy

Jul 12, 2001 - Jul 22, 2001

10 days

Mike Awesome

Jun 25, 2001 - Jul 12, 2001

18 days

Rhyno

Jun 25, 2001

5 minutes

Test

Jun 16, 2001 - Jun 25, 2001

9 days

Rhyno

May 28, 2001 - Jun 16, 2001

20 days

Chris Jericho

May 28, 2001

5 minutes

Big Show

May 21, 2001 - May 28, 2001

7 days

Rhyno

Apr 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001

32 days

Kane

Apr 1, 2001 - Apr 19, 2001

18 days

Raven

Mar 19, 2001 - Apr 1, 2001

13 days

Big Show

Feb 25, 2001 - Mar 19, 2001

22 days

Raven

Feb 25, 2001

5 minutes

Billy Gunn

Feb 25, 2001

5 minutes

Raven

Feb 18, 2001

6 minutes

Steve Blackman

Feb 18, 2001

5 minutes

Raven

Feb 17, 2001 - Feb 18, 2001

2 days

Steve Blackman

Feb 17, 2001

5 minutes

Hardcore Holly

Feb 11, 2001

5 minutes

Al Snow

Feb 11, 2001

1 minute

Raven

Feb 11, 2001 - Feb 17, 2001

6 days

Raven

Feb 10, 2001 - Feb 11, 2001

19 hours

Hardcore Holly

Feb 10, 2001 - Feb 11, 2001

24 hours

Hardcore Holly

Feb 8, 2001

5 minutes

Raven

Feb 8, 2001 - Feb 10, 2001

2 days

Crash Holly

Feb 4, 2001

5 minutes

K-Kwick

Feb 4, 2001

13 hours

Raven

Feb 3, 2001 - Feb 4, 2001

2 days

Crash Holly

Feb 3, 2001

5 minutes

K-Kwick

Feb 3, 2001

5 minutes

Raven

Jan 22, 2001 - Feb 3, 2001

12 days

Al Snow

Jan 22, 2001

5 minutes

Raven

Dec 22, 2000 - Jan 22, 2001

31 days

Perry Saturn

Sep 24, 2000

4 minutes

Crash Holly

Sep 24, 2000

5 minutes

Steve Blackman

Aug 27, 2000 - Sep 24, 2000

28 days

Shane McMahon

Aug 21, 2000 - Aug 27, 2000

6 days

Crash Holly

Jul 2, 2000

5 minutes

Steve Blackman

Jul 2, 2000 - Aug 21, 2000

50 days

Steve Blackman

Jun 29, 2000 - Jul 2, 2000

3 days

Crash Holly

Jun 25, 2000 - Jun 29, 2000

4 days

Gerald Brisco

Jun 19, 2000

5 minutes

Pat Patterson

Jun 19, 2000 - Jun 25, 2000

6 days

Crash Holly

Jun 12, 2000 - Jun 19, 2000

7 days

Gerald Brisco

May 18, 2000 - Jun 12, 2000

25 days

Godfather's Ho

May 15, 2000

4 minutes

Crash Holly

May 15, 2000 - May 18, 2000

3 days

Crash Holly

May 11, 2000 - May 15, 2000

4 days

Davey Boy Smith

May 6, 2000 - May 11, 2000

5 days

Crash Holly

Apr 27, 2000 - May 6, 2000

10 days

Matt Hardy

Apr 24, 2000 - Apr 27, 2000

3 days

Tazz

Apr 13, 2000

3 hours

Crash Holly

Apr 13, 2000 - Apr 24, 2000

11 days

Perry Saturn

Apr 13, 2000

5 minutes

Crash Holly

Apr 3, 2000 - Apr 13, 2000

10 days

Hardcore Holly

Apr 2, 2000 - Apr 3, 2000

19 hours

Pete Gas

Mar 13, 2000

5 minutes

Crash Holly

Mar 13, 2000 - Apr 2, 2000

20 days

Crash Holly

Feb 24, 2000 - Mar 13, 2000

18 days

Test

Jan 17, 2000 - Feb 24, 2000

38 days

Big Boss Man

Oct 14, 1999 - Jan 17, 2000

96 days

(reign began in previous decade)

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1990 - 1999
Championship Holders
13
Longest Reign

303 days

Shortest Reign

1 hour

ChampionDate of Reign | Time Held

Big Boss Man

Oct 14, 1999 - Jan 17, 2000

96 days

(reign ends in next decade)

Al Snow

Sep 9, 1999 - Oct 14, 1999

35 days

Davey Boy Smith

Sep 9, 1999

1 hour

Big Boss Man

Aug 26, 1999 - Sep 9, 1999

14 days

Al Snow

Aug 22, 1999 - Aug 26, 1999

4 days

Big Boss Man

Jul 25, 1999 - Aug 22, 1999

28 days

Al Snow

Apr 25, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999

91 days

Hardcore Holly

Mar 28, 1999 - Apr 25, 1999

28 days

Billy Gunn

Mar 15, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999

13 days

Hardcore Holly

Feb 14, 1999 - Mar 15, 1999

29 days

Road Dogg

Dec 15, 1998 - Oct 14, 1999

303 days

Big Boss Man

Nov 30, 1998 - Dec 15, 1998

15 days

Mankind

Nov 2, 1998 - Nov 30, 1998

28 days

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