A simple hardcore match is now a total no go as hardcore in WWE has become obsolete.
Mick Foley, Al Snow, Hardcore Holly, The Big Bossman and Crash Holly were undoubtedly some of the biggest names in the hardcore division of the WWE.
The match type even warranted its own championship, held by pretty much the whole roster at the time.
Trash cans, kendo sticks, lead pipes, baking trays and even the kitchen sink were used in these high octane matches full of violence.
Blood was aplenty as superstars hit each other with anything they could get their hands on. They didn’t just stick to the ring either.
The backstage area usually saw more action than the ring in these sorts of matches and if you ask me this is something the WWE could incorporate into their matches more often but they choose not to.
The most inventive years of the hardcore division came when Crash Holly introduced the 24/7 rule in which the hardcore championship was on the line at all times.
Nowhere was off limits and not only did it lead to some brilliant skits but it also allowed for Gerald Brisco and Pat Patterson to become former champions as well.
I guess the hardcore division wasn’t flawless...