WCW Hardcore Title History
|Norman Smiley||Brian Knobbs||11/21/1999||Mayhem|
|Brian Knobbs||Norman Smiley||1/12/2000||Thunder|
|Brian Knobbs||2/7/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Brian Knobbs (2)||Bam Bam
|3 Count||Brian Knobbs||2/28/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Brian Knobbs (3)||3 Count||3/19/2000||UnCeNSoReD|
|Terry Funk||Norman Smiley||4/16/2000||Spring Stampede|
|Shane Douglas||Terry Funk||5/22/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Terry Funk (2)||Shane Douglas||5/24/2000||Thunder|
|Eric Bischoff||Terry Funk||6/5/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Big Vito (2)||Johnny the Bull||6/19/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Lance Storm||Big Vito||7/24/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Carl Oulette||–||7/24/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Carl Oulette||8/14/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Reno||Sgt. AWOL||10/2/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Terry Funk (3)||Crowbar||12/17/2000||Starrcade|
|In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title is retired because the WWF already had a hardcore title at the time.|
: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Hardcore champion.
: All three members of 3 Count (Shannon Moore, Shane Helms and Evan Karagias) pinned Knobbs simultaneously to win the title.
: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
: Due to the Hardcore title being vacant, Terry Funk and Norman Smiley were chosen to compete and the winner would capture the title.
: This was a handicap match with Funk and Smiley taking on Shane Douglas. Terry Funk scored the pinfall and therefore regained the title.
: Bischoff awarded the WCW Hardcore title to both Johnny the Bull and Big Vito of the Mamalukes tag team and deemed them as co-champions.
: Vito pinned Johnny the Bull to become the undisputed WCW Hardcore champion.
: When Lance Storm won the title, he changed the name of the belt to the Saskatchewan Hardcore International title. Turn it into an acronym, and you’ll see the joke.
: Storm awarded the belt to fellow Canadian Carl Oulette to make him the new champion.
: Acting WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders vacated the title and started up a tournament.
: This was a tournament final. Sgt. AWOL actually won the match, but acting WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders overturned the decision and gave the belt to Reno.
: The belt became vacant once Meng left for the WWF to appear at the Royal Rumble. With Meng’s departure from the company, WCW basically abandoned the belt.
Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com
Posted on October 23, 2008, in WCW and tagged 3 Count, Bam Bam Bigelow, Big Vito, Brian Knobbs, Carl Oulette, Crowbar, Devon Storm, Eric Bischoff, Evan Karagias, Gregory Helms, Johnny the Bull, Lance Storm, Meng, Norman Smiley, Reno, Shane Douglas, Shannon Moore, Terry Funk, The Wall. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.