"The Hardcore Champion was one of the most unique champion title in WWE history. The Chairman, Mr. McMahon gave Mick Foley, who was then known as Mankind, the first. The rule for title defense developed over time, and the title was subsequently defended by the 24/7 rule. This meant that the Hardcore Champion could be at any time of day, any day of the week, pinned as long as the referee was nearby and could stall count to three. The Hardcore Champion title was held by a very eclectic group superstars, including Mankind to Crash Holly on Big Show, Hardcore Holly, Big Boss Man and Kane.