WWE Hardcore Championship

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WWE Hardcore Championship
Date established November 2, 1998
Date retired August 26, 2002
Other name(s)
  • WWF Hardcore Championship (1998–2002)
  • WWE Hardcore Championship (2002)

The WWF Hardcore Championship is a former championship for World Wrestling Federation. The first champion was crowned when the championship was awarded to Mankind by Vince McMahon. It was defended always in some sort of Hardcore match due to its name. When Crash Holly won the title however, he started what became known as the 24/7 rule. Which means the title was being defended at all times. Anyone could surprise the title holder and pin him to become the new champion anywhere, as long as a Referee was present. The last official champion was Rob Van Dam when he won the title from Tommy Dreamer to unify the title with the WWF Intercontinental Championship.