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Sheamus

Sheamus has won the title 16 times since its reincarnation.

The WWE Hardcore Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for in the United States–based World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) promotion, formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before May 2002. The title is only contestable in matches under hardcore regulations, and could be won only by individual wrestlers until 2002 nowadays it is fought under Extreme Rules. As a professional wrestling championship, it was not won legitimately; it was instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. It was introduced by the WWF on its television program Raw is War on November 2, 1998, in which WWF Chairman Vince McMahon awarded Mankind the title. In 2000, the WWF instated the "24/7 rule", a regulation stating that the title could be defended anywhere at anytime as long as a referee was present, which led to numerous title changes in shorter time periods; the rule was discontinued in 2002. On the August 26, 2002 episode of Raw, WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated WWE Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer to unify both titles; the Hardcore Championship was retired shortly thereafter. 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, 2003 episode of Raw, Mick Foley (who was the first champion as "Mankind") was awarded the WWE Hardcore Championship belt by the Raw brand authority figure Stone Cold Steve Austin for his contributions in hardcore wrestling. Edge and Foley then introduced themselves as co-holders of the championship in 2006, due to a storyline with alumni of the hardcore wrestling-based Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion. WWE CBO James Harrison announced in May 2015 that the championship would return.

Overall, there were 323 reigns shared among 83 wrestlers, all of whom won in Canada, England, Germany, Scotland, and the United States. Raven has the most reigns as champion, with 27. James Harrison's fifth reign was the longest in the title's history, at 122 days. James Harrison ranks first in combined reigns by length, at 336 days in 21 reigns. Due to the "24/7 rule", numerous wrestlers held the title less than one day, and because exact time at which each wrestler held the title is unknown, each of their reigns is regarded as the shortest in the title's history. Each reign was won at WWF/E-promoted events: pay-per-view events, live events, and on televised events.

Title history

Names

Name Time of use
WWF Hardcore Championship November 2, 1998 – May 5, 2002
WWE Hardcore Championship May 6, 2002 – August 26, 2002
May 14, 2015–present

Reigns

No.
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign

2015–present

No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
236 Dolph Ziggler 1 May 14, 2015 4 San Francisco, CA SmackDown Ziggler beat Sheamus for the recently revived
title.
237 Neville 1 May 17, 2015 2 Baltimore, MD Payback
238 Dolph Ziggler 2 May 19, 2015 0 Orlando, FL House show
239 Sheamus 1 May 19, 2015 0 Orlando, FL House show
240 Bad News Barrett 1 May 19, 2015 0 Orlando, FL House show
241 Randy Orton 1 May 20, 2015 1 Jacksonville, FL House show
242 Sheamus 2 May 21, 2015 0 Austin, TX SmackDown
243 Dolph Ziggler 3 May 21, 2015 0 Austin, TX SmackDown
244 Sheamus 3 May 21, 2015 0 Austin, TX SmackDown
245 Dean Ambrose 1 May 21, 2015 1 Austin, TX SmackDown
246 Sheamus 4 May 22, 2015 1 Denver, CO House show
247 Neville 2 May 23, 2015 2 Denver, CO House show
248 Sheamus 5 May 25, 2015 0 Uniondale, NY Raw
249 Roman Reigns 1 May 25, 2015 0 Uniondale, NY Raw
250 Seth Rollins 1 May 25, 2015 0 Uniondale, NY Raw
251 Doph Ziggler 4 May 25, 2015 0 Uniondale, NY Raw
252 Rusev 1 May 25, 2015 1 Uniondale, NY Raw
253 Sheamus 6 May 26, 2015 0 New York City, NY House show
254 Neville 3 May 26, 2015 0 New York City, NY House show
255 Seth Rollins 2 May 26, 2015 0 New York City, NY House show
256 Titus O'Neil 1 May 27, 2015 0 Buffalo, NY House show
257 Neville 4 May 27, 2015 0 Buffalo, NY House show
258 Sheamus 7 May 27, 2015 0 Buffalo, NY House show
259 Dolph Ziggler 5 May 28, 2015 0 Wilkes-Barre, PA SmackDown
260 Ryback 1 May 28, 2015 0 Wilkes-Barre, PA SmackDown
261 Neville 5 May 28, 2015 0 Wilkes-Barre, PA SmackDown
262 Eva Marie 1 May 28, 2015 3 Wilkes-Barre, PA SmackDown
263 Bayley 1 May 31, 2015 1 Corpus Christi, TX Elimination Chamber This was a triple threat match also including Becky Lynch.
264 Brie Bella 1 June 1, 2015 2 San Antonio, TX Raw
265 Nikki Bella 1 June 3, 2015 0 Topeka, KS House show
266 Charlotte 1 June 3, 2015 2 Topeka, KS House show
267 Eva Marie 2 June 5, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
268 Paige 1 June 5, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
269 Natalya 1 June 5, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
270 Naomi 1 June 5, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
271 Cameron 1 June 5, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
272 Becky Lynch 1 June 6, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
273 Sasha Banks 1 June 6, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
274 Brie Bella 2 June 6, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
275 Paige 2 June 6, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
276 Summer Rae 1 June 6, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
277 Rosa Mendes 1 June 6, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
278 Paige 3 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
279 Tamina 1 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
280 Alicia Fox 1 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
281 Brie Bella 3 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
282 Paige 4 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
283 Emma 1 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
284 Layla 1 June 7, 2015 0 Baton Rouge, LA House show
285 Alexa Bliss 1 June 8, 2015 0 New Orelans, LA Raw
286 Layla 2 June 8, 2015 0 New Orelans, LA Raw
287 Paige 5 June 8, 2015 0 New Orelans, LA Raw
288 Nikki Bella 2 June 8, 2015 0 New Orelans, LA Raw
289 Brie Bella 4 June 8, 2015 0 New Orelans, LA Raw
290 Natalya 2 June 8, 2015 0 New Orelans, LA Raw
291 The Miz 1 June 9, 2015 0 Lafayette, LA House show
282 Randy Orton 2 June 9, 2015 0 Lafayette, LA House show
283 Sheamus 8 June 9, 2015 0 Lafayette, LA House show
284 Neville 6 June 9, 2015 0 Lafayette, LA House show
285 Sheamus 9 June 9, 2015 0 Lafayette, LA House show
286 Nikki Bella 3 June 9, 2015 0 Lafayette, LA House show
287 Paige 6 June 10, 2015 0 Shreveport, LA House show
288 Brie Bella 5 June 10, 2015 0 Shreveport, LA House show
289 Sheamus 10 June 10, 2015 0 Shreveport, LA House show
290 Neville 7 June 10, 2015 0 Shreveport, LA House show
291 Dolph Ziggler 6 June 10, 2015 0 Shreveport, LA House show
292 Rosa Mendes 2 June 11, 2015 1 Lafayette, LA SmackDown
293 Layla 3 June 12, 2015 1 Lafayette, LA House show
294 Sheamus 11 June 13, 2015 0 Cincinnati, OH House show
295 Neville 8 June 13, 2015 0 Cincinnati, OH House show
296 Randy Orton 3 June 13, 2015 0 Cincinnati, OH House show
297 Paige 7 June 13, 2015 2 Cincinnati, OH House show
298 Brie Bella 6 June 15, 2015 0 Cleveland, OH Raw
299 Paige 8 June 15, 2015 0 Cleveland, OH Raw
300 Rosa Mendes 3 June 15, 2015 0 Cleveland, OH Raw
301 Layla 4 June 15, 2015 0 Cleveland, OH Raw
302 Neville 9 June 16, 2015 0 Columbus, OH House show
303 Sheamus 12 June 17, 2015 1 New York City, NY House show
304 Rosa Mendes 4 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
305 Layla 5 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
306 Paige 9 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
307 Becky Lynch 2 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
308 Emma 2 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
309 Sheamus 13 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
310 Paige 10 June 19, 2015 0 Albany, NY House show
311 Natalya 3 June 19, 2015 1 Albany, NY House show
312 Rosa Mendes 5 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
313 Paige 11 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
314 Sheamus 14 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
315 Layla 6 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
316 Brie Bella 7 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
317 Paige 12 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
318 Seth Rollins 3 June 21, 2015 0 Fort Wayne, IN House show
319 Brock Lesnar 1 June 21, 2015 29 Fort Wayne, IN House show
320 Roman Reigns 2 July 20, 2015 8 Kansas City, MO Raw
321 Seth Rollins 4 July 28, 2015 0 Tulsa, OK SmackDown Aired on a tape delay on July 30
322 Dean Ambrose 2 July 28, 2015 0 Tulsa, OK SmackDown Aired on a tape delay on July 30
323 Sheamus 15 July 28, 2015 0 Tulsa, OK SmackDown Aired on a tape delay on July 30
324 Paige 13 July 28, 2015 0 Tulsa, OK SmackDown Aired on a tape delay on July 30
325 The Miz 2 July 28, 2015 0 Tulsa, OK SmackDown Aired on a tape delay on July 30
326 Brie Bella 7 July 28, 2015 4 Tulsa, OK SmackDown Aired on a tape delay on July 30
327 Paige 14 August 2, 2015 0 San Jose, CA House show
328 Sheamus 16 August 2, 2015 0 San Jose, CA House show
329 Alicia Fox 2 August 2, 2015 0 San Jose, CA House show
330 Brock Lesnar 2 August 2, 2015 1 San Jose, CA House show
331 Roman Reigns 3 August 3, 2015 6 San Jose, CA Raw
332 Dean Ambrose 3 August 9, 2015 10 Olympia, WA House show
333 Seth Rollins 5 August 19, 2015 0 Green Bay, WI House show
334 Brock Lesnar 3 August 19, 2015 0 Green Bay, WI House show
335 Sheamus 17 August 19, 2015 0 Green Bay, WI House show
336 Brie Bella 8 August 19, 2015 2 Green Bay, WI House show
337 Nikki Bella 4 August 21, 2015

List of combined reigns

Neville

Neville has held the title a joint record 29 times.

<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
¤ The exact length of one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestlers No. of reigns Combined days
1 James Harrison 29 349
2 Matthew Harrison 18 206
3 Steve Blackman 6 172
4 The Big Boss Man 4 154
5 Rob Van Dam 4 134
6 Al Snow 6 129
7 Crash Holly 22 108
8 Raven 27 94
9 The Undertaker 1 58
Hardcore Holly 6 58
11 John "Bradshaw" Layfield 18 56
12 Test 2 49
Rhyno 3 49
14 Road Dogg 1 48¤
15 Maven 3 35
Steven Richards 21 35
17 Brock Lesnar 2 30
17 Big Show 3 29
18 Mankind 1 28
Tommy Dreamer 14 28
20 Gerald Brisco 2 27
Bubba Ray Dudley 8 27
22 Jeff Hardy 3 18
23 Kane 1 16
24 Mike Awesome 1 15
25 Billy Gunn 2 13
Goldust 9 13
27 Roman Reigns 3 12
27 Shane McMahon 1 6
Pat Patterson 1 6
Brie Bella 7 6
29 Dolph Ziggler 6 4
Neville 9 4
31 The British Bulldog 2 3
Eva Marie 2 3
33 Charlotte 1 2
Paige 14 2
Sheamus 16 2
37 Bayley 1 1
Matt Hardy 1 1
Dean Ambrose 2 1
Natalya 3 1
Tazz 3 1
Rosa Mendes 5 1
Layla 6 1
44 Alexa Bliss 1 <1
Bad News Barrett 1 <1
Cameron 1 <1
Chris Jericho 1 <1
Christian 1 <1
Funaki 1 <1
Godfather's Ho 1 <1
The Hurricane 1 <1
Joey Abs 1 <1
Kurt Angle 1 <1
Mighty Molly 1 <1
Naomi 1 <1
Rodney 1 <1
Ryback 1 <1
Sasha Banks 1 <1
Summer Rae 1 <1
Tamina 1 <1
Terri 1 <1
Thrasher 1 <1
Titus O'Neil 1 <1
Trish Stratus 1 <1
Viscera 1 <1
Alicia Fox 2 <1
Becky Lynch 2 <1
Booker T 2 <1
Christopher Nowinski 2 <1
Emma 2 <1
The Miz 1 <1
K-Kwik 2 <1
Perry Saturn 2 <1
Pete Gas 2 <1
Johnny Stamboli 3 <1
Nikki Bella 3 <1
Randy Orton 3 <1
Seth Rollins 4 <1
William Regal 5 <1
Spike Dudley 7 <1
Justin Credible 8 <1
Shawn Stasiak 15 <1

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