The championship — an old smashed-up world title belt taped back together — was contested under hardcore rules. No DQ, no count outs, and falls count anywhere. There included brawls that went all around arenas including to backstage areas and even outsideweapons under the ring, lots of head shots, and crazy stunts.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. There are no reports currently regarding what title it will be, but given it is Foley making the announcement, some natural assumptions have been made. Coming out of news that Mick Foley is coming to RAW tomorrow to introduce a new title, Colohue speculates that this new title could be a Hardcore Title.
Skip to main content. 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. Hardcore Championship Retired facebook twitter More Share Options Share close facebook twitter tumblr pinterest email.
After losing the title to The Big Boss Man, he never attempted to recapture it, mainly because of the main event push he received shortly after he lost the belt. At the time of the belt's conception, the idea was that the belt was to have been used in comedy segments to try to push Mankind's reputation as a famous hardcore wrestler, but as Foley was getting over with the crowd as well as the rising popularity of hardcore wrestling at the time, the Hardcore Championship seemed to gain a life of its own. Its growing popularity led competitor World Championship Wrestling to create their own Hardcore Wrestling, a move followed by numerous independent promotions.
In WWE, there are six major titles. Not many know that the company has had a total of at least 19 different titles, 13 of which have been abandoned for one reason or another. Each slide will feature the champion, who they defeated, where and when they won it, the length of their title reign, any special circumstances that happened during their reign and a bit of commentary.
I want to bring back the Hardcore Championship. The Hardcore title was only in effect for four years — from through — but it had different championship reigns during that time. He only won the title a total of 6 times, but he held them for lengthy reigns — at least lengthier than most — and racked up combined days as the WWE Hardcore Champion, more than any other WWE Superstar.
WWE teased the introduction of a new championship, which would be its 11th main roster title, at Money in the Bank as Hall of Famer Mick Foley will return to do the honors. In addition to Brock Lesnar's surprising victory, the tease of WWE's new championship seems to be yet another response by WWE to its ongoing freefall in viewership. Mick Foley announcing a title
The WWE Hardcore Championship was a hardcore wrestling championship in WWE formerly the World Wrestling Federationwhich was contested under "hardcore" rules no disqualificationsno countoutsand pinfalls count anywhere. It was established on November 2,with Mankind as the inaugural champion. After Mankind lost the title to Big Boss Manhe never attempted to recapture it mainly because of the main event push he received shortly afterward. At the time of conception, the idea was for the belt to be used in comedy segments to play on Mankind's reputation as a hardcore wrestler.
Advertisement During Money in the Bankthe announcement was made that a new title belt would be announced by the WWE. Since the announcement would be made by none other than Mick Foley, a lot of fans expected a new hardcore title. They were right…but not completely.
The title was only contestable in matches under hardcore regulations, and could be won only by individual wrestlers. McMahon awarded Mankind the title. The title was reactivated on two occasions afterwards, although they are not considered official reigns by WWE according to their official title history. On the June 23, episode of RawMick Foley who was the first champion as "Mankind" was awarded the Hardcore Championship belt by the Raw brand authority figure Stone Cold Steve Austin for his contributions in hardcore wrestling.