|LPW Hardcore Championship|
|Current champion||Hatchet Ryda|
|Date won||July 23, 2008|
|Promotion||Lords of Pain Wrestling|
|Formerly||PWA Hardcore Championship|
|First champion||Independent Pest|
|Most defenses||Hatchet Ryda (3 defenses)|
|Longest reign||Retribution (14 months)|
|Shortest reign||Innilock (43 days)|
The Lords of Pain Wrestling (LPW) Hardcore Championship is a title in Lords of Pain Wrestling that is currently exclusive to the Insanity brand. The title is contested under hardcore rules, which means:
- No Disqualifications: All weapons and interference are legal.
- Falls Count Anywhere: Pinfalls and submissions do not have to take place in the ring.
- No Holds Barred: The only job for the referee is to end the match via pinfall or submission.
The LPW Hardcore Championship was originally called the PWA Hardcore Championship when it first appeared in the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance. Independent Pest was the first Hardcore Champion.
Bestest would win the Hardcore title and was drafted to Pyromania (now known as Inferno) when the first brand split occurred. Before the first Altered Reality, Bestest lost the title to Schizophrenia's Phantom Lord in an "Exploding Cage" Death Match. After the match, Phantom Lord threw down the belt and declared that hardcore wrestling was dead. Phantom Lord vacated the title and declared himself as the first Television Champion.
At the inaugural Altered Reality, Pyro's Bestest and cYnical teamed up to challenge some of Schizo's finest to reclaim the TV title. Bestest and cYnical were successful in their quest and brought the title back to Pyromania. They renamed it the Hardcore Championship.
During the first Pyro show following Altered Reality, cYnical was able to defeat Bestest for the vacant title at Pyromania 2.1. At this time, cYnical's young stable named the Bad Mamma Jammas were quickly gaining recognition. Sheepster & Styxx of the BMJs won the World Tag Team Championship at Pyromania 2.2, but cYnical was not impressed with the development of Styxx. cYnical offered a title shot to Styxx at Pyromania 3.1 to invigorate his career. In a shocking upset, Styxx was able to beat cYnical for the title and became the first dual champion in the promotion's history. Very few others have accomplished this feat.
At the Rumble in the Bronx, Morpheus defeated Styxx and three other competitors for the Hardcore title, beginning the most dominant reign in the title's history. "The Master of the Dream Realm" was so dominant, that he even defeated International Heavyweight Champion Jaro at Pyromania 8.1 in a House of Pain Match (both titles were not on the line). Morpheus' victory was so impressive that the Hardcore Champion was ranked first in the inaugural Apex over the promotion's two World champions.
After his victory over Jaro, Morpheus was ambushed by The Paragon. Injured and bruised, Morpheus defended the title at Pyromania 8.2 against a rookie named Retribution. In a stunning upset, Retribution defeated the "Master of the Dream Realm" after driving him through a table from the top rope. Retribution would later be drafted to Schizo (now called Insanity) where the title currently resides.
On August 6, 2007, Zuma ended Retribution's 14-month title reign at Insanity LIVE from Columbia, South Carolina. Zuma's mix of hand-to-hand combat as well as his mastery of weapons made him a formidable opponent. While holding the Hardcore Championship, he also becoame the LPW U.S. Tag Team Champion with his brother, Al.
|• Champion during brand split||• Unknown|
|cYnical||Bestest||Pyromania 2.1||• This match was for vacant title after cYnical and Bestest brought the Hardcore title back to Pyromania at Altered Reality||• def. Stuart at Apollyon|
|Styxx||cYnical||Pyromania 3.1||• None||• def. Showstoppa, WLK, and Firefly at ReignFall|
• def. SFS at Cold Front
|Morpheus||Styxx, Robb, Dubzilla, and WLK||Rumble in the Bronx|
|• None||• def. Snowman at Pyromania 6.1|
• def. Styxx at Prevalence
|• Retribution was drafted to Schizo with title |
• Longest Hardcore Championship reign to date
|• def. Mike "Brawler" Nunes at One Way Ticket |
• def. Dalby Sound at Schizo LIVE from Cleveland, OH
|Zuma||Retribution||Insanity LIVE from Columbia, SC |
(August 6, 2007)
|• None||• def. Magic at Insanity LIVE from Green Bay|
|Vendetta||Zuma and Retribution||EndGame |
(February 10, 2008)
|• Won in Triple Threat Steel Cage Weapons Match||• None|
|Innilock||Vendetta||Insanity LIVE |
(June 10, 2008)
|• None||• None|
|Hatchet Ryda||Innilock||Dead Man's Hand |
(July 23, 2008)
|• None||• def. Villiano 187 in Backstage Brawls |
• def. Zuma at Insanity LIVE from San Antonio
• def. Villiano 187 at Honor Roll
• def. Andy Savana and Blackwell at Resurrection
|Current Lords of Pain Wrestling championships and accomplishments|
|Current Championships|| Insanity: World Heavyweight • Transatlantic • Hardcore |
Inferno: International Heavyweight • Western States Heritage • Television
Undisputed World Tag Team
|Other Accomplishments||Martinez Cup • Achievement Awards • Apex 25|
|Championship Milestones||Grand Slam • Triple Crown|
|Defunct Championships||World Tag Team • U.S. Tag Team • Owner's Cup|
|Gallery||Gallery of LPW championships|