WE HAVE A WINNER! Ladies and gentlemen, by a margin of ONE VOTE, Crash Holly is considered the GREATEST HARDCORE CHAMPION EVER, voted on by YOU, the Internet Wrestling Community! Overcoming Matt Hardy, Undertaker, Raven, Tommy Dreamer, and Mankind, “the Houdini of Hardcore” and creator of the 24/7 Rule is now considered to be the best WWF Hardcore champion of all time! We want to thank all of you that listen to the Hardway Podcast and visit TheJonHarder.com for voting! We appreciate your support and dedication to this project! Hopefully, we will see more coming EXCLUSIVELY from TheJonHarder.com!
Well folks, we are DOWN TO TWO! The two finalists have been selected, by you the fans! After weeks of voting, we have come down to MANKIND AND CRASH HOLLY!
The Hardcore Legend vs the Houdini of Hardcore! The first ever Hardcore champion vs the Innovator of the 24/7 Rule! The man who bled buckets in Japan, lost an ear in Germany, and fell off the Hell in a Cell in Pittsburgh vs a guy who had championship defenses in a massage parlor, Fun Time America, and even Newark Airport! The winner of the Foley Bracket and the 24/7 Bracket face off starting TONIGHT ON TheJonHarder.com!
The winner will officially be the GREATEST HARDCORE CHAMPION EVER, at least in the eyes of wrestling fans and the staff of the Hardway Podcast! Voting ends Memorial Day at 11:59 PM!
Mankind or Crash Holly: Who will be voted as the Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever? Stay tuned to TheJonHarder.com!
WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE FINAL FOUR! The Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever tournament is down to 4! All four brackets have official winners and will now move to the semi-finals of this tournament to see who was the King of WWF Hardcore! Here are the winners of the respective brackets:
Mankind outright dominated his opponents to win the FOLEY BRACKET
Tommy Dreamer overcame all odds to win the LETHAL WEAPON BRACKET
Crash Holly showcased himself as the Houdini of Hardcore yet again to win the 24/7 BRACKET
and Al Snow outlasted him from left field to win the BOSSMAN BRACKET
Now, with the tournament inching closer to the final 2, the battles have been selected. The time is now! Here are the matchups for this week!
The former Best Friends collide as the winner of the Foley Bracket, Mankind, faces off with the winner of the BOSSMAN Bracket, Al Snow!
Tommy Dreamer, the Innovator of Violence from the Lethal Weapon Bracket, faces off with MR. 24/7, Crash Holly!
Voting starts tonight at 9 PM and closes May 12 at 11:59 PM. No votes have ever been bigger and the right to Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever is coming down to the wire! This…is hardcore!
Let’s get right into it: The Second Round of the Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever tournament has been completed! Voting just finished up and here are the results of WHO will be going into the quarterfinals of this Hardcore poll!
AL SNOW (Who eliminated the #1 seed in the Bossman Bracket, Big Bossman!)
And CRASH HOLLY
With the quarterfinals about to take off, it will be nice to know that the winners of this round will go to the Final Four and respectively win their brackets! Here are this week’s matchups!
FOR THE FOLEY BRACKET:
Mankind faces off with Jeff Hardy
TO WIN THE BOSSMAN BRACKET:
Bradshaw goes to war with Al Snow
TO BECOME THE WINNER OF THE LETHAL WEAPON BRACKET:
Tommy Dreamer battles the tenacious Road Dogg
AND TO BE THE KING OF THE 24/7 BRACKET:
Crash Holly faces off with Raven!
Voting starts Wednesday at 9 PM on TheJonHarder.com and ends May 5 at 11:59 PM. Your votes will dictate the winner of this unique style. WHO IS THE KING OF WWF HARDCORE? YOU DECIDE!
Updated GHCE Brackets
The first round of the Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever has been completed! After this week’s voting, we have officially set up the 2nd Round of the tournament. There has been a COMPLETE shakeup in the first round within the Lethal Weapon Bracket, as Steve Blackman, the longest reigning Hardcore champion and namesake of the bracket he was in, LOST in a major upset to TAZZ. The Human Suplex Machine advances to the 2nd round! Now, here are the other winners from the Lethal Weapon Bracket:TOMMY DREAMER
Here are the other winners from the BOSSMAN BRACKET as well:
With everyone figured into the second round, here are the matchups that will shape up what the quarter finals will look like:
FROM THE FOLEY BRACKET:
Mankind faces Rob Van Dam and Gerald Brisco attempts to fend off Jeff Hardy
WITHIN THE 24/7 BRACKET:
Bubba Ray Dudley faces off with Raven, while the Undertaker takes on Crash Holly!
IN THE SHAKEN UP LETHAL WEAPON BRACKET
Tazz faces Tommy Dreamer in a battle of ECW Originals, and Road Dogg faces Goldust
AND FINALLY IN THE BOSSMAN BRACKET
The Kennel From Hell rematch as Al Snow faces the Big Bossman, and Bradshaw faces off with Justin Credible!
Voting begins at 9:00 pm on April 23 and ends April 29 at 11:59 PM. Let’s keep spreading the word and expose who truly is the GREATEST HARDCORE CHAMPION EVER!
Here are the updated brackets after Part 1 of the 1st Round!
With voting expired in the first chapter of the opening round of the Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever poll, here are the names that have advanced into the second round of the tournament thanks to the fan votes!First, from the Foley Bracket
ROB VAN DAM
From the 24/7 Bracket
BUBBA RAY DUDLEY
Now, we will be starting the voting with the 2nd chapter of the first round from the Bossman and Lethal Weapon Brackets! The polls will open up April 16 at 9:00 PM and close April 21 at 11:59 PM.
HERE ARE THE MATCHUPS FROM THE BOSSMAN BRACKET!
The Big Bossman battles with the Godfather’s Ho in a true battle of FIGHTING THE LAW!
In a battle of true innovative Hardcore champions, Al Snow battles with Rhyno!
True Blue WWFer Bradshaw faces off with the only WCW wrestler to win the Hardcore championship, MIKE AWESOME!
And in the sleeper pick of the bracket, Shawn Stasiak and Justin Credible battle in the two longest Hardcore championship reigns that lasted less than a day combined!
THE LETHAL WEAPON BRACKET IS COMPLETELY LOADED AS WELL!
Steve Blackman battles the Human Suplex Machine, TAZZ!!
The LAST Hardcore champion Tommy Dreamer takes on the Big Red Monster Kane in a battle of VIOLENCE!
The New Age Outlaws collide as the Road Dogg takes on Bad Ass Billy Gunn!
And finally, two old brawlers battle as the British Bulldog faces off with GOLDUST!
Voting opens again at 9 on April 16! Let’s see who truly is Hardcore, exclusively on TheJonHarder.com!
FIRST ROUND: The Foley Bracket
FIRST ROUND: The 24/7 Bracket
With 25% of the vote of a 32 vote count, SPIKE DUDLEY won late, overcoming the Hurricane at 22% to become the 32nd entrant into the GREATEST HARDCORE CHAMPION EVER tourney. He will now be facing MANKIND in the first round in the FOLEY BRACKET!Going forward, tonight is the FIRST NIGHT of voting for the first round of the GREATEST HARDCORE CHAMPION EVER tourney. Again, the winner of this will be considered pound-for-pound, the best WWF Hardcore champion ever. The championship belt, which was active from November 2, 1998 to August 26, 2002, stood as one of the most innovative pieces of the Attitude Era, and here on TheJonHarder.com, we are here to celebrate it. In this 32 man tourney, voting by you, the fans, will determine who goes onto the next round.
Just so we don’t cram TOO MUCH voting in at once, we decided that we would start with 2 brackets for the first round. The FOLEY BRACKET, which is dedicated to inaugural champion Mick Foley, and the 24/7 BRACKET, which is dedicated to the inventor of the 24/7 Rule, Crash Holly, will be the first for voting eligibility. Here are the matchups to vote on in the first week:
Starting with the FOLEY BRACKET:
#1 vs. #32, as Mankind faces the winner of the 32nd Spot Hardcore Battle Poll, SPIKE DUDLEY.
Rob Van Dam faces off with Shane McMahon in a battle we like to VAN TERMINATOR vs. the COAST TO COAST!
The Stooges collide as Pat Patterson faces off with Gerald Brisco.
And in the DAVID VS GOLIATH battle, the Big Show faces off with Jeff Hardy!
Now, in the FREE FOR ALL 24/7 BRACKET:
Crash Holly takes on the creator of MATTITUDE, Matt Hardy!
In the battle of bad-asses, American Badass the Undertaker faces the Canadian Badass Test!
MAVEN vs. RAVEN in the rhyming names battle of the week!
And finally, Hardcore Holly and Bubba Ray Dudley do battle in a Bully pledged war!
Voting will start April 9 at 9:30 pm and end April 14 at 11:59 PM. Stay tuned to TheJonHarder.com for future voting news!
With 25% of the vote of a 32 vote count, SPIKE DUDLEY won late, overcoming the Hurricane at 22% to become the 32nd entrant into the GREATEST HARDCORE CHAMPION EVER tourney. He will now be facing MANKIND in the first round in the FOLEY BRACKET!
Voting will start April 9 at Midnight and end April 13 at 11:59 PM. Stay tuned to TheJonHarder.com for future voting news!
Now, if you haven’t seen already, the 32nd seed, which is located in the FOLEY BRACKET, is listed as “POLL WINNER”. Since there were FAR too many Hardcore champions to squeeze into the brackets, we decided to have some fun to get the 32nd entrant into the contest.
At WrestleMania 2000, there was a 13 man Hardcore Championship Battle Royal to determine who would be the Hardcore champion. Ultimately, Hardcore Holly overcame the odds to win that unique battle. Now, with the Greatest Hardcore Champion Ever tourney on the horizon, we’ve decided to do something off-kilter.
On April 1, 2014, on TheJonHarder.com, we are going to host the 32nd Spot Hardcore Battle Poll! 20 people will be entered into this poll, and the winner will receive the 32nd spot in the FOLEY BRACKET and face off with the first ever WWF Hardcore champion, MANKIND!
HERE ARE THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE 32ND SPOT HARDCORE BATTLE POLL!!!
CHRIS JERICHO – Won the title May 28th, 2001 against Big Show on Raw. Lost it a minute later to Rhyno
CHRISTIAN – Won the title WrestleMania X8 from Mighty Molly. Lost it 20 minutes later to Maven in the parking lot of the Skydome.
FUNAKI – Won the title at WrestleMania 2000 from Viscera. Lost it a minute later to Rodney.
THE HURRICANE – Won the title at WrestleMania X8 from Spike Dudley. Lost it 20 minutes later to Mighty Molly.
JOEY ABS – Won the title at WrestleMania 2000 from Rodney. Lost it a few moments later to Thrasher.
KURT ANGLE – Won it September 10, 2001 on Raw from Rob Van Dam. Lost it a minute later back to RVD.
MIGHTY MOLLY – Won the title at WrestleMania X8 from the Hurricane. Lost it 20 minutes later to Christian.
RODNEY – Won the title at WrestleMania 2000 from Funaki. Lost it moments later to Joey Abs.
TERRI RUNNELS – Won the title on May 27, 2002 on Raw from Stevie Richards. Lost it moments later back to Stevie Richards.
THRASHER – Won the title at WrestleMania 2000 from Joey Abs. Lost it moments later to Pete Gas.
TRISH STRATUS – Won the title May 6, 2002 on Raw from Crash Holly. Lost it moments later to Stevie Richards.
VISCERA – Won the title at WrestleMania 2000 from Tazz. Lost it moments later to Funaki.
BOOKER T – Won the title twice at Insurrextion in London, England from Stevie Richards and Crash Holly. Lost them in less than a minute.
CHRISTOPHER NOWINSKI – Won the championship twice on a house show loop in Maryland and New Jersey respectively, July 6 & 7 respectively.
JOHNNY STAMBOLI – Won the championship twice for moments in July on episodes of Raw against Bradshaw both times.
K-KWIK – Won the championship twice on the North Carolina house show loop for moments on February 3 and 4, 2001.
SATURN – Won the championship at Unforgiven 2000 from Crash Holly. Lost the title moments later to Steve Blackman.
PETE GAS – Two time Hardcore champion for mere seconds. First one to successfully win the title during the 24/7 Era from Crash Holly.
WILLIAM REGAL – Won the championship 5 times on a house show loop during the month of April 2002.
SPIKE DUDLEY – 7 time Hardcore champion through various house show loops, as well as 20 minute reign as champion at WrestleMania X8.
THERE IT IS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! The 20 participants in the 32ND SPOT HARDCORE BATTLE POLL! Voting starts NOW and ends April 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM!