THE HISTORY OF THE

SOLID GOLD WRESTLING

HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP

NOVEMBER 14th, 1999 - JULY 25th, 2006

 

JUSTIN CREDIBLE

Handler - Unknown

Date - 11 / 14 / 1999

Reign - 17 days

ATSUSHI ONITA

Handler - ET Allen

Date - 12 / 01 / 1999

Reign - 4 days

TRIPLE H

Handler - Unknown

Date - 12 / 05 / 1999

Reign - 42 days

Justin Credible defeated 5 other men in a Hardcore Six Pack Challenge to come the first SGW Hardcore Champion.

Atsushi Onita defeated Justin Credible to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

Triple H defeated Atsushi Onita to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion after interference from Justin Credible.

 

JUSTIN CREDIBLE (2)

Handler - Unknown

Date - 01 / 16 / 2000

Reign - 3 days

RICK STEINER

Handler - Unknown

Date - 01 / 19 / 2000

Reign - 21 days

AL SNOW

Handler - Mike Mogard

Date - 02 / 09 / 2000

Reign - 103 days

Justin Credible defeated Triple H to become the first two-time SGW Hardcore Champion.

Rick Steiner defeated Justin Credible and The Road Dogg (Unknown) in a Triple Threat match to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

Al Snow defeated Rick Steiner to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

 

RAVEN

Handler - Unknown

Date - 05 / 21 / 2000

Reign - 71 days

STEVIE RAY

Handler - Matt Gorsuch

Date - 07 / 30 / 2000

Reign - 7 days

THE BROOKLYN BRAWLER

Handler - Unknown

Date - 08 / 06 / 2000

Reign - 1 minute

Raven defeated Al Snow and The Road Dogg (Unknown) in a Triple Threat match to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

Stevie Ray outlasted Raven and 6 other competitors in the first-ever Hardcore Thunderdome match to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Stevie Ray to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

 

FIT FINLAY

Handler - William Moor

Date - 08 / 06 / 2000

Reign - 7 days

"THE KING OF OLD SCHOOL"
STEVE CORINO

Handler - Kfir Hezroni

Date - 08 / 13 / 2000

Reign - 88 days

STEVIE RAY (2)

Handler - Matt Gorsuch

Date - 11 / 08 / 2000

Reign - 22 days

Fit Finlay defeated The Brooklyn Brawler in an impromptu match to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

Steve Corino defeated Fit Finlay to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

Stevie Ray defeated Steve Corino and Raven (Unknown) in a Triple Threat match to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

 

BARRY WINDHAM

Handler - William Moor

Date - 11 / 30 / 2000

Reign - 1 day

VACANT

Date - 12 / 01 / 2000

THE REPO MAN

Handler - Josh Smith

Date - 03 / 31 / 2001

Reign - 4 days

Barry Windham defeated Stevie Ray to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion

Due to the company going in a different direction, the SGW Hardcore Championship was temporarily retired.

The Repo Man broke into the SGW Vault and stole the SGW Hardcore Championship, declaring himself the champion.

 

VACANT

Date - 04 / 04 / 2001

CACTUS JACK

Handler - Dave Edwards

Date - 02 / 18 / 2006

Reign - 22 days

"THE CRIPPLER"
CHRIS BENOIT

Handler - Justin Hall

Date - 03 / 12 / 2006

Reign - 28 days

Rather than humor the insane Repo Man, SGW owner Arn Anderson had the Repo Man arrested and reclaimed the stolen property, declaring it vacant and the division dormant once again.

Interim owner of SGW Maria Kanellis awarded Cactus Jack with the long dormant SGW Hardcore Championship when she noticed that he looked sad backstage.

Chris Benoit defeated Cactus Jack and John Bradshaw Layfield (Dan Shepard) in a Triple Threat match to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

 

RAVEN (2)

Handler - Devon Rightsell

Date - 04 / 08 / 2006

Reign - 14 days

"THE CRIPPLER"
CHRIS BENOIT (
2)

Handler - Justin Hall

Date - 04 / 22 / 2006

Reign - 14 days

SIMON DEAN

Handler - Andy Barnett

Date - 05 / 06 / 2006

Reign - 7 days

Raven defeated Chris Benoit and Rob Van Dam (Brad) in a Triple Threat match to become the new champion after interference from John Bradshaw Layfield took Benoit out of the match.

After winning the SGW Intercontinental Championship, Raven was forced to relinquish the SGW Hardcore Championship. Rather than vacate it, he gave it to his friend Chris Benoit.

Simon Dean defeated Chris Benoit to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion with John Bradshaw Layfield as the special guest referee.

 

THE SANDMAN

Handler - Brett McClendon

Date - 05 / 13 / 2006

Reign - 43 days

"THE CRIPPLER"
CHRIS BENOIT (
3)

Handler - Justin Hall

Date - 06 / 25 / 2006

Reign - 36 days

DEFUNCT

Date - 07 / 30 / 2006

The Sandman defeated Simon Dean, Jerry Lynn (Tom Lister), Rob Van Dam (Brad), and Tommy Dreamer (Brian Mills) to become the new SGW Hardcore Champion.

Chris Benoit defeated The Sandman and Johnny Nitro (Eric) in a Triple Threat match to become the first three-time SGW Hardcore Champion.

Reigning SGW Hardcore Champion Chris Benoit defeated SGW Gimmick Champion Alex Shelley in a unification match. The championships were combined to form the SGW Pure Wrestling Championship. As a result, the SGW Hardcore Championship ceases to exist.