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Mick Foley, who wrestled as "Mankind" in 1998, was the first WWE Hardcore Champion.

The WWE Hardcore Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for in the United States–based WWE for Extreme (WWEFE) promotion, formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before May 2002. The title is only contestable in matches under hardcore regulations, and can be won only by individual wrestlers. 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. On the August 26, 2002 episode of RAW, WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated WWE Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer in a ladder match to unify both titles; the Hardcore Championship was retired shortly thereafter. The title was reactivated in 2006, as a part of the emerging ECW brand.

Overall, there were 229 reigns shared between 52 wrestlers, all of whom won in Canada, England, Germany, Scotland, and the United States. Raven has the most reigns as champion, with 30; Crash Holly and Stevie Richards have the second-highest, with 22 each. The Big Boss Man's fourth reign was the longest in the title's history, at 97 days; he also ranks first in combined reigns by length, at 154 days in four reigns. Al Snow's first reign was the second-highest, at 91 days; he also ranks third in combined reigns by length, at 134 days with four reigns. Van Dam ranks second in combined reigns by length, at 134 days with four reigns; his third reign was the longest under the "24/7 rule", at 90 days. 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 historyEdit

NamesEdit

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

ReignsEdit

# Order in reign history
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
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Mankind 1 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 2, 1998 &000000000000002800000028 Houston, Texas RAW WWF Chairman Vince McMahon awarded the newly created "WWF Hardcore Championship" to Mankind, who became the first champion in the process.
2 The Big Boss Man 1 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 30, 1998 &000000000000001500000015 Baltimore, Maryland RAW is WAR This was a ladder match
3 Road Dogg 1 01998-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 15, 1998 48 Spokane, Washington RAW is WAR
Vacant 01999-Template:MONTH February 1999 N/A N/A Road Dogg vacated the championship due to a storyline injury.
4 Bob Holly 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 14, 1999 &000000000000002900000029 Memphis, Tennessee St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Holly defeated Al Snow to win the vacant championship.
5 Billy Gunn 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 15, 1999 &000000000000001300000013 San Jose, California RAW is WAR
6 Hardcore Holly 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 28, 1999 &000000000000002800000028 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WrestleMania XV
7 Al Snow 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 25, 1999 &000000000000009100000091 Providence, Rhode Island Backlash: In Your House
8 The Big Boss Man 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 25, 1999 &000000000000002800000028 Buffalo, New York Fully Loaded (1999)
9 Al Snow 2 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 22, 1999 &00000000000000020000002 Minneapolis, Minnesota SummerSlam (1999)
10 The Big Boss Man 3 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 24, 1999 &000000000000001400000014 Kansas City, Missouri SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on August 26, 1999.
11 The British Bulldog 1 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 7, 1999 &00000000000000000000000 Albany, New York SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on September 9, 1999.
12 Al Snow 3 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 7, 1999 &000000000000003500000035 Albany, New York SmackDown! The British Bulldog awarded the title to Snow. This episode aired on tape delay on September 9, 1999.
13 The Big Boss Man 4 01999-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 12, 1999 &000000000000009700000097 Birmingham, Alabama SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on October 14, 1999.
14 Test 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 17, 2000 &000000000000003600000036 New Haven, Connecticut RAW is WAR
15 Crash Holly 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 22, 2000 &000000000000002000000020 Nashville, Tennessee SmackDown! The 24/7 rule was applied to the championship; it could be won at anytime and anywhere as long as a referee was present. This episode aired on tape delay on February 24, 2000.
16 Pete Gas 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 13, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Newark, New Jersey RAW is WAR Won in Newark Airport. The First title change under the 24/7 rule.
17 Crash Holly 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 13, 2000 &000000000000002000000020 Newark, New Jersey RAW is WAR Won in Newark Airport.
18 Tazz 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
19 Viscera 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
20 Funaki 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
21 Rodney 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
22 Joey Abs 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
23 Thrasher 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
24 Pete Gas 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
25 Tazz 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
26 Crash Holly 3 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
27 Hardcore Holly 3 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 2, 2000 &00000000000000010000001 Anaheim, California WrestleMania 2000
28 Crash Holly 4 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 3, 2000 &00000000000000080000008 Los Angeles, California RAW is WAR
29 Perry Saturn 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 11, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Tampa, Florida SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on April 13, 2000.
30 Tazz 3 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 11, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Tampa, Florida SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on April 13, 2000.
31 Crash Holly 5 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 11, 2000 &000000000000001300000013 Tampa, Florida SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on April 13, 2000.
32 Matt Hardy 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 24, 2000 &00000000000000010000001 Raleigh, North Carolina RAW is WAR
33 Crash Holly 6 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 25, 2000 &000000000000001100000011 Charlotte, North Carolina SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on April 27, 2000.
34 The British Bulldog 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 6, 2000 &00000000000000030000003 London, England Insurrextion (2000)
35 Crash Holly 7 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 9, 2000 &00000000000000060000006 New Haven, Connecticut SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on May 11, 2000.
36 Godfather's Ho 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 15, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Cleveland, Ohio RAW is WAR
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38 Gerald Brisco 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 16, 2000 &000000000000002700000027 Detroit, Michigan SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on May 18, 2000.
39 Crash Holly 9 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 12, 2000 &00000000000000070000007 St. Louis, Missouri RAW is WAR
40 Gerald Brisco 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 19, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Nashville, Tennessee RAW is WAR
41 Pat Patterson 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 19, 2000 &00000000000000060000006 Nashville, Tennessee RAW is WAR
42 Crash Holly 10 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 25, 2000 &00000000000000020000002 Boston, Massachusetts King of the Ring (2000)
43 Steve Blackman 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 27, 2000 &00000000000000050000005 Hartford, Connecticut SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on June 29, 2000.
44 Crash Holly 11 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 2, 2000 &00000000000000000000000 Tampa, Florida Live event
45 Steve Blackman 2 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 2, 2000 &000000000000005000000050 Tampa, Florida Live event
46 Shane McMahon 1 02000-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 21, 2000 &00000000000000060000006 Lafayette, Louisiana RAW is WAR WWF Commissioner Mick Foley suspended the 24/7 rule from August 24 to August 27 during Shane's reign.
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75 Kane 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 1, 2001 &000000000000001600000016 Houston, Texas WrestleMania X-Seven This was a Triple Threat Hardcore match also involving The Big Show.
76 Rhyno 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 17, 2001 &000000000000003400000034 Nashville, Tennessee SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on April 19, 2001.
77 The Big Show 2 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 21, 2001 &00000000000000070000007 San Jose, California RAW is WAR
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80 Test 2 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 12, 2001 &000000000000001300000013 Baltimore, Maryland SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on June 16, 2001.
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82 Mike Awesome 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 25, 2001 &000000000000001500000015 New York City, New York RAW is WAR
83 Jeff Hardy 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 10, 2001 &000000000000001200000012 Birmingham, Alabama SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on July 12, 2001.
84 Rob Van Dam 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 22, 2001 &000000000000002200000022 Cleveland, Ohio Invasion
85 Jeff Hardy 2 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 13, 2001 &00000000000000060000006 Chicago, Illinois RAW is WAR
86 Rob Van Dam 2 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 19, 2001 &000000000000002200000022 San Jose, California SummerSlam (2001)
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88 Rob Van Dam 3 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 10, 2001 &000000000000009000000090 San Antonio, Texas RAW is WAR
89 The Undertaker 1 02001-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 9, 2001 &000000000000005800000058 San Diego, California Vengeance (2001)
90 Maven 1 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 5, 2002 &000000000000002100000021 Los Angeles, California SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on February 7, 2002.
91 Goldust 1 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 26, 2002 &000000000000001300000013 Boston, Massachusetts SmackDown! This episode aired on tape delay on February 28, 2002.
92 Al Snow 6 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 11, 2002 &00000000000000010000001 Detroit, Michigan RAW
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96 Mighty Molly 1 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 17, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Toronto, Ontario WrestleMania X8
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138 Steven Richards 7 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 4, 2002 &00000000000000020000002 London, England Insurrextion (2002) The title is renamed the "WWE Hardcore Championship" on May 5, 2002 after the WWF is forced to rename itself to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after losing its lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over the WWF acronym.
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206 Johnny Stamboli 2 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Greensboro, North Carolina RAW
207 Tommy Dreamer 6 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 2002 &00000000000000050000005 Greensboro, North Carolina RAW
208 Bradshaw 15 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 3, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Miami, Florida Live event
209 Tommy Dreamer 7 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 3, 2002 &00000000000000010000001 Miami, Florida Live event
210 Bradshaw 16 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 4, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Live event
211 Tommy Dreamer 8 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 4, 2002 &00000000000000050000005 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Live event
212 Shawn Stasiak 11 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 9, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Kelowna, British Columbia Live event
213 Steven Richards 18 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 9, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Kelowna, British Columbia Live event
214 Tommy Dreamer 9 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 9, 2002 &00000000000000010000001 Kelowna, British Columbia Live event
215 Shawn Stasiak 12 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 10, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Kamloops, British Columbia Live event
216 Steven Richards 19 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 10, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Kamloops, British Columbia Live event
217 Tommy Dreamer 10 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 10, 2002 &00000000000000010000001 Kamloops, British Columbia Live event
218 Shawn Stasiak 13 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 11, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Vancouver, British Columbia Live event
219 Steven Richards 20 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 11, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Vancouver, British Columbia Live event
220 Tommy Dreamer 11 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 11, 2002 &00000000000000060000006 Vancouver, British Columbia Live event
221 Raven 26 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 17, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Terre Haute, Indiana Live event
222 Shawn Stasiak 14 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 17, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Terre Haute, Indiana Live event
223 Tommy Dreamer 12 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 17, 2002 &00000000000000010000001 Terre Haute, Indiana Live event
224 Shawn Stasiak 15 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 18, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Evansville, Indiana Live event
225 Steven Richards 21 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 18, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Evansville, Indiana Live event
226 Tommy Dreamer 13 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 18, 2002 &00000000000000010000001 Evansville, Indiana Live event
227 Bradshaw 17 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 19, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Norfolk, Virginia RAW
228 Crash Holly 22 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 19, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 Norfolk, Virginia RAW
229 Tommy Dreamer 14 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 19, 2002 &00000000000000070000007 Norfolk, Virginia RAW The 24/7 rule was deactivated on August 19, 2002.
230 Rob Van Dam 4 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 26, 2002 &00000000000000000000000 New York City, New York RAW The title is unified with the Intercontinental Championship.
Vacant 02002-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 26, 2002 &00000000000014080000001,408 N/A N/A The title wasn't defended for several years, until being revived as a part of the new ECW brand.
231 Eric Draven 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 4, 2006 &000000000000002800000028 New York City, New York ECW Draven defeated Refugee Matt and Swift in a Triple Threat Hardcore match to win the vacant title.
232 Refugee Mike 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 1, 2006 &000000000000001400000014 San Diego, California ECW This was a Triple Threat Hardcore match that also involved Tyson Tomko.
233 Refugee Matt 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 15, 2006 &000000000000002100000021 Anaheim, California ECW
234 Darren Shadows 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 5, 2006 &000000000000002800000028 Kansas City, Missouri ECW
235 Refugee Matt 2 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 3, 2006 &000000000000002800000028 Houston, Texas ECW
236 Trish Stratus 2 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 31, 2006 &000000000000002100000021 Calgary, Alberta ECW
237 TJ Cage 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 21, 2006 &00000000000000070000007 St. Louis, Missouri ECW This was a Fatal Four Way Hardcore match that also involved The Sandman and Abyss.
238 Lucifer 1 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 28, 2006 &000000000000002100000021 Las Vegas, Nevada ECW
Vacant 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 12, 2006 N/A N/A Lucifer vacated the championship due to a storyline injury.
239 Raven 27 02006-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr November 28, 2006 &000000000000006300000063 Terre Haute, Indiana ECW
240 The Sandman 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr January 30, 2007 &000000000000002100000021 Long Island, New York ECW
241 Brock Lesnar 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 20, 2007 &00000000000000060000006 Glensdale, Washington ECW
242 Shayla Darksyde 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr February 26, 2007 &000000000000004000000040 Hershey, Pennsylvania RAW
243 Refugee Ash 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 1, 2007 &000000000000004900000049 Detroit, Michigan WrestleMania 23 Refugee Ash's Women's Championship was also on the line in this match.
Vacant 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 20, 2007 N/A N/A Ashley vacated the title when she retired.
244 The Undertaker 2 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 24, 2007 &00000000000000020000002 Detroit, Michigan One Night Stand (2007) Undertaker defeated The Joker for the vacant championship.
245 Refugee Tim 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 26, 2007 &000000000000003300000033 San Fransisco, California ECW
246 Batista 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 2007 &00000000000000090000009 Houston, Texas Vengeance: Night of Champions This was an Odd Man Out match, which also featured Tetsuya Natsukawa (who won the match) and Jeff Hardy.
247 Mickie James 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 7, 2007 &000000000000002800000028 Detroit, Michigan ECW
248 Dacia Stoker 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr August 26, 2007 &000000000000002300000023 East Rutherford, New Jersey SummerSlam (2007)
249 Shawn Volk 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr September 18, 2007 &000000000000003500000035 Miami, Florida ECW This was a Triple Threat Hardcore match that also involved X-Pac.
250 UnlimitedExtreme 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr October 23, 2007 &000000000000005400000054 Chicago, Illinois ECW
251 Gorgoth 1 02007-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr December 16, 2007 &0000000000000100000000100 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Armageddon (2007)
252 Rob Van Dam 5 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 25, 2008 &00000000000000000000000 San Antonio, Texas ECW
253 Gorgoth 2 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 25, 2008 &00000000000000050000005 San Antonio, Texas ECW
254 The Big Show 4 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr March 30, 2008 &00000000000000060000006 Orlando, Florida WrestleMania XXIV
Vacant 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 5, 2008 N/A N/A Big Show was stripped of the title after being drafted to SmackDown!
255 Tiffany 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 8, 2008 &000000000000001400000014 New York City, New York ECW Tiffany awarded herself the belt.
256 Beast 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 22, 2008 &00000000000000070000007 Atlanta, Georgia ECW
257 Kyara 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr April 29, 2008 &00000000000000070000007 Los Angeles, California ECW
258 Chris Masters 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr May 6, 2008 &000000000000002800000028 Las Vegas, Nevada ECW
259 Santino Marella 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 3, 2008 &000000000000002600000026 Atlanta, Georgia ECW
260 Blaze 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr June 29, 2008 &000000000000002100000021 Dallas, Texas Night of Champions (2008)
261 Jesse James 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 20, 2008 &00000000000000090000009 Uniondale, New York Night of Champions (2008)
261 Blaze 2 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 2008 &00000000000000000000000 New York, New York ECW This was a handicap match also involving Chad Kroeger as Jesse James' ally.
262 Chris Starr 1 02008-Template:MONTH-Template:0expr July 29, 2008 &00000000000000000000000 New York, New York ECW This was ECW's final episode. The title was retired later that night.
  • Current Champion's number of days held is inaccurate, due to differences in dates between the For Extreme universe and the real one.

List of combined reignsEdit

<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Steve Blackman 6 172
2 The Big Boss Man 4 154
3 Raven 27 147
4 Rob Van Dam 5 134
5 Al Snow 6 129
6 Crash Holly 22 108
7 Gorgoth 2 105
8 Perry Saturn 2 89
9 The Undertaker 2 60
10 Hardcore Holly 6 58
11 Bradshaw 17 56
12 UnlimitedExtreme 1 54
13 Rhyno 3 49
13 Test 2 49
13 Refugee Ash 1 49
13 Kyara 1 49
14 Road Dogg 1 48
15 Shayla Darksyde 1 40
16 Shawn Volk 1 35
16 Maven 3 35
16 Steven Richards 21 35
16 The Big Show 4 35
17 Refugee Tim 1 33
18 Mankind 1 28
18 Tommy Dreamer 14 28
18 Mickie James 1 28
18 Darren Shadows 1 28
18 Eric Draven 1 28
18 Chris Masters 1 28
19 Bubba Ray Dudley 8 27
19 Gerald Brisco 2 27
20 Santino Marella 1 26
21 Dacia Stoker 1 23
22 Lucifer 1 21
22 The Sandman 1 21
22 Blaze 2 21
22 Trish Stratus 2 21
23 Jeff Hardy 3 18
24 Kane 1 16
25 Mike Awesome 1 15
26 Refugee Mike 1 14
26 Tiffany 1 14
27 Billy Gunn 2 13
27 Goldust 7 13
28 Batista 1 9
28 Jesse James 1 9
29 TJ Cage 1 7
29 Beast 1 7
30 Shane McMahon 1 6
30 Pat Patterson 1 6
30 Brock Lesnar 1 6
31 The British Bulldog 2 3
32 Matt Hardy 1 1
32 Tazz 3 1
33 Booker T 2 <1
33 Chris Jericho 1 <1
33 Christian 1 <1
33 Christopher Nowinski 2 <1
33 Funaki 1 <1
33 Godfather's Ho 1 <1
33 The Hurricane 1 <1
33 Joey Abs 1 <1
33 Johnny Stamboli 2 <1
33 Justin Credible 8 <1
33 K-Kwik 2 <1
33 Kurt Angle 1 <1
33 Mighty Molly 1 <1
33 Pete Gas 2 <1
33 Rodney 1 <1
33 Shawn Stasiak 15 <1
33 Spike Dudley 7 <1
33 Chris Starr 1 <1
33 Terri 1 <1
33 Thrasher 1 <1
33 William Regal 3 <1

See alsoEdit

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