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Encyclopedia > WCW Hardcore Championship
The WCW Hardcore Championship belt.
The WCW Hardcore Championship belt.

The WCW Hardcore Championship was a title in World Championship Wrestling in which there were no rules and weapons were allowed in the matches. Eventually, the rules were changed so that matches began in the backstage area but would only end by pinfall in the ring. The belt was created in response to the growing popularity of hardcore wrestling in North America, but it never reached the heights of the WWF Hardcore Championship. Image File history File links WCWhardcorechampbelt. ... Image File history File links WCWhardcorechampbelt. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The squared circle of professional wrestling is the ring where the match takes place (at least initially and primarily) and is a term borrowed from boxing, as is the ring itself; legitimate amateur wrestling takes place on a mat on a floor, not in a boxing ring. ... Hardcore wrestling (also known as Garbage Wrestling) is a form of professional wrestling that eschews traditional concepts of match rules in favor of matches that take place in unusual environments, using foreign objects that are not normally permitted. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The original WWE Hardcore Championship belt World Wrestling Entertainments Hardcore Championship was a championship defended under hardcore rules: No Disqualifications, meaning all weapons are legal. ...


The title lasted from 1999 to 2001. It was abandoned after Meng, the reigning champion, left the company to return to the WWF. Meng gave the belt to Barbarian as a gift, but this didn't take place on TV and isn't considered part of the title history. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (b. ...


When Canadian wrestler Lance Storm won the title from Big Vito he renamed the title the Saskatchewan Hardcore International Title which spells out the acronym S.H.I.T. Lance Timothy Evers, also known as Lance Storm (born April 3, 1969), is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler. ...


Many people regard the belt as a failure in WCW. It is thought that bookers never took the title seriously, and the numerous times the belt was stripped and vacated cost it even more credibility. Also, WCW misused the experienced hardcore wrestlers they had and usually put the belt on wrestlers with little to no hardcore wrestling experience. The belt design of the commercially available WCW Hardcore Championship belt is not the same as the belt that was seen on WCW programming. The replica toy belt was based off original artwork sent to beltmaker JMar before the belt was made. Through his website a few months earlier, JMar held a contest to have a fan's belt made into a real belt. Amateur beltmaker P-Roc Championship Belts sent JMar a rough copy of what JMar eventually made into the WCW Hardcore Championship that was used on TV with no credit given to the original creator. WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ...


Statistics

Record: Record holder: Record number: Notes:
Most reigns Brian Knobbs & Terry Funk Three Knobbs originally took this record after winning the title for a 2nd time from Bam Bam Bigelow on February 20, 2000. His 3rd title win came on March 19, 2000, over 3 Count. Funk tied the record on December 17, 2000, after beating Crowbar.
Longest reign Norman Smiley 51 days Smiley was the inaugural Hardcore champion, after beating Brian Knobbs in the tournament final at WCW Mayhem 1999. He lost the title to Knobbs on January 11, 2000.
Shortest reign Carl Oulette <1 day Oulette was awarded the title by previous champion Lance Storm on August 14, 2000. However, Norman Smiley beat Oulette for the title that same day.
Oldest champion Terry Funk 56 years Funk won his 3rd and final Hardcore title over Crowbar on December 17, 2000. He would lose the title to Meng on January 14, 2001.
Youngest champion Shannon Moore (with 3 Count) 20 years 3 Count won the Hardcore title on February 28, 2000, over Brian Knobbs. They lost the title back to Knobbs on March 19 of that year.
Heaviest champion Bam Bam Bigelow 360 lb. Bigelow won the title from Brian Knobbs on February 7, 2000. He lost the title back to Knobbs on February 20 of that year.
Lightest champion Shannon Moore (with 3 Count) 181 lb. 3 Count won the Hardcore title on February 28, 2000, over Brian Knobbs. They lost the title back to Knobbs on March 19 of that year.

Brian Knobbs Brian Yandrisovitz (born May 6, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania), better known as Brian Knobbs, is an American former professional wrestler, best known as one half of the tag team The Nasty Boys. ... Chainsaw Charlie redirects here. ... Scott Charles Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, better known as Bam Bam Bigelow. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 3 Count was the stable of Shane Helms, Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Devon Storm Chris Ford is a professional wrestler best known as Devon Storm. ... Norman Smiley (born February 28, 1965 in Northampton) is an English professional wrestler currently competing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Brian Knobbs Brian Yandrisovitz (born May 6, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania), better known as Brian Knobbs, is an American former professional wrestler, best known as one half of the tag team The Nasty Boys. ... Mayhem was a PPV in World Championship Wrestling held in the month of November in 1999 and 2000. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet (born December 30, 1967 in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec) is a Québécois Canadian professional wrestler. ... Lance Timothy Evers, also known as Lance Storm (born April 3, 1969), is a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Chainsaw Charlie redirects here. ... Haku can be: Haku (Spirited Away) - a character from the Japanese movie Spirited Away. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shannon Brian Moore[1] (born July 27, 1979 in Cameron, North Carolina) is a American professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their ECW brand. ... 3 Count was the stable of Shane Helms, Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Scott Charles Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, better known as Bam Bam Bigelow. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Shannon Brian Moore[1] (born July 27, 1979 in Cameron, North Carolina) is a American professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their ECW brand. ... 3 Count was the stable of Shane Helms, Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
WCW Hardcore Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (568 words)
The WCW Hardcore Championship was a title in World Championship Wrestling in which there were no rules and weapons were allowed in the matches.
The belt was created in response to the growing popularity of hardcore wrestling in North America, but it never reached the heights of the WWE Hardcore Championship.
The only wrestlers to win both the WWE and WCW Hardcore Championships were Johnny The Bull, who won the WWE Hardcore title twice as "Johnny Stamboli" in July 2002 and Shane Helms, who won the WWE Hardcore title once as "The Hurricane" on March 17, 2002.
World Championship Wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5633 words)
WCW later renegotiated the use of the NWA name as a co-promotional gimmick with New Japan Pro Wrestling, and sued the WWF to stop showing Flair with the old NWA World title belt on its programs, claiming a trademark on the physical design of the belt.
WCW knew that the title belt, because of its rich in-ring history and visual impact, was highly sought after and respected over in Japan and as such created a fictional subsidiary dubbed "WCW International" to inject some credibility back into the belt.
WCW slowly slid into a period of extravagant overspending and creative decline; why this happened and who let it happen is a matter of debate among wrestling fans and historians.
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