The entire idea of the title changing hands anywhere at any time brought back memories of the Hardcore title from the WWE Attitude Era. A wrestler could win it anywhere, at any time, and there were no requirements about who could win it. The main difference is that Hardcore rules remained in effect, which meant lots of weapons and carnage. It says a lot about their willingness to humiliate themselves regularly, but it is also kind of sad to see two of the all-time greats in wrestling history turned into a joke during the Attitude Era.
Advertisement During Money in the Bank , the announcement was made that a new title belt would be announced by the WWE. Since the announcement would be made by none other than Mick Foley, a lot of fans expected a new hardcore title. They were right…but not completely. It looks so stupid! RAW pic. Jesus WWE have you lost your damn minds?
The championship — an old smashed-up world title belt taped back together — was contested under hardcore rules. No DQ, no count outs, and falls count anywhere. There included brawls that went all around arenas including to backstage areas and even outside , weapons under the ring, lots of head shots, and crazy stunts. Chairs, trash cans, shopping trolleys, road signs, kendo sticks, baking trays, fire extinguishers, and even bowling balls were regular additions to hardcore matches.
WWE teased the introduction of a new championship, which would be its 11th main roster title, at Money in the Bank as Hall of Famer Mick Foley will return to do the honors. In addition to Brock Lesnar's surprising victory, the tease of WWE's new championship seems to be yet another response by WWE to its ongoing freefall in viewership. Mick Foley announcing a title I'm guessing that means Hardcore Title returning. RealMickFoley is going reveal a new title?