Hardcore Justice

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Promotion(s)Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
First eventHard Justice (2005)

Hardcore Justice, originally known as Hard Justice, was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. The first event was held in May 2005 and since 2006, they have all been held in August. Until 2010, the event was known as Hard Justice. As of January 11, 2013, TNA announced that in 2013 will be only four PPVs, dropping Hardcore Justice, but instead it will featured as a special edition of TNA's weekly broadcast of Impact Wrestling.[1]

Events[edit]

No. Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref
1 Hard Justice (2005) May 15, 2005 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. A.J. Styles with Tito Ortiz as Special Guest Referee for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
2 Hard Justice (2006) August 13, 2006 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Sting for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
3 Hard Justice (2007) August 12, 2007 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone TNA and IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle vs. TNA World Tag Team and TNA X Division Champion Samoa Joe in a Winner Takes All match
4 Hard Justice (2008) August 10, 2008 Trenton, New Jersey Sovereign Bank Arena Samoa Joe (c) vs. Booker T in a Six Sides of Steel Weapons match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
5 Hard Justice (2009) August 16, 2009 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Kurt Angle (c) vs. Matt Morgan vs. Sting in a Three Way match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
6 Hardcore Justice (2010) August 8, 2010 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Rob Van Dam vs. Sabu in a Hardcore Rules non-title match [2][3]
7 Hardcore Justice (2011) August 7, 2011 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Sting (c) vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [4]
8 Hardcore Justice (2012) August 12, 2012 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Austin Aries (c) vs. Bobby Roode in a Last Chance Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
9 Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice (2013) August 15, 2013
August 22, 2013
Norfolk, Virginia Constant Center Chris Sabin (c) vs. Bully Ray in a Steel cage match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (for broadcast that aired August 15)
The Main Event Mafia (Sting, Samoa Joe, Magnus, Rampage Jackson) and A.J. Styles vs. Aces & Eights (Wes Brisco, Garrett Bischoff, Devon, Mr. Anderson and Knux) in a Loser of the Fall Must Leave TNA match (for broadcast that aired August 22).
10 Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice (2014) August 20, 2014 New York, New York Grand Ballroom Bobby Roode vs. Eric Young vs. Gunner vs. Austin Aries vs. Magnus vs. James Storm in a Six Sides of Steel Cage match The winner would receive a future TNA World Heavyweight Championship match.
11 Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice (2015) May 1, 2015 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Kurt Angle vs. Eric Young in a Stretcher match
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2013[edit]

Hardcore Justice (2013)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateAugust 15, 2013
August 22, 2013
CityNorfolk, Virginia
VenueConstant Center
Attendance3,200
Tagline(s)"It's not always about winning - it's about surviving"
Theme
song
(s)
"Sinister Rise Above Instrumental" by Dale Oliver
Hardcore Justice chronology
← Previous
Hardcore Justice (2012)
Next →
Hardcore Justice (2014)

Hardcore Justice (2013) (a.k.a. Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice) was a professional wrestling event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). It took place on August 15, 2013 (with the card split between both the August 15 and August 22 broadcasts of TNA's weekly flagship program Impact Wrestling). It was the ninth event under the Hardcore Justice chronology. Unlike the previous events, this event was not held on pay-per-view (PPV) and instead, like Destination X (2013), was featured as a special edition of TNA's weekly broadcast of Impact Wrestling.[5]

Aired on August 15
No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Kazarian defeated A.J. Styles, Austin Aries and Jeff Hardy Ladder match for 20 points in the Bound for Glory Series 17:45
2 ODB defeated Gail Kim and Mickie James Three-way hardcore match 06:50
3 Bobby Roode defeated Magnus, Mr. Anderson and Samoa Joe Tables match for 20 points in the Bound for Glory Series 10:25
4 Bully Ray defeated Chris Sabin (c) Steel Cage match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship 18:30
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Aired on August 22
No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Kazarian and Bobby Roode defeated Gunner and James Storm Tag team match 09:50
2 Suicide defeated Sonjay Dutt Singles match 04:35
3 Joseph Park defeated Christopher Daniels, Jay Bradley and Hernandez Street Fight for 20 points in the Bound for Glory Series 12:05
4 Gail Kim defeated ODB Singles match 7:00
5 The Main Event Mafia (Sting, Samoa Joe, Magnus, Rampage Jackson) and A.J. Styles defeated Aces & Eights (Wes Brisco, Garrett Bischoff, Devon, Mr. Anderson & Knux) Five-on-Five tag team Loser Leaves TNA match 16:45
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2014[edit]

Hardcore Justice (2014)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateAugust 5, 2014 (taped)
August 20, 2014 (aired)
CityNew York, New York
VenueGrand Ballroom
Attendance700
Tagline(s)"It's not always about winning - it's about surviving"
Theme
song
(s)
"Sinister Rise Above" (Instrumental) by Dale Oliver
Hardcore Justice chronology
← Previous
Hardcore Justice (2013)
Next →
Hardcore Justice (2015)

Hardcore Justice (2014) (a.k.a. Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice) was a professional wrestling event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). It took place on August 5, 2014, and aired on a tape delay on August 20. It is the tenth event under the Hardcore Justice chronology. Like the previous year's event, this event was not held on pay-per-view (PPV) instead it was featured as a special edition of TNA's weekly broadcast of Impact Wrestling.

This edition of Hardcore Justice marked the first episode of Impact Wrestling to air on Wednesday night. Due to moving from Thursday to Wednesday on one week notice, many fans were unaware of the change, the episode scored a 0.65 rating and was viewed by 852,000 viewers, making it the lowest rated and viewed Impact Wrestling episode since April 2010.[6]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Bram defeated Abyss Stairway to Janice match 08:30
2 Samoa Joe (c) defeated Low Ki Singles match for the TNA X Division Championship 08:10
3 Mr. Anderson defeated Samuel Shaw "I Quit" match 05:50
4 Gail Kim (c) defeated Angelina Love Last Knockout Standing match for the TNA Knockouts Championship 08:20
5 Bobby Roode and Eric Young defeated Gunner, Austin Aries, Magnus and James Storm Six Sides of Steel Cage match for TNA World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender 12:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2015[edit]

Hardcore Justice (2015)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateMarch 16, 2015 (taped)
May 1, 2015 (aired)
CityOrlando, Florida
VenueImpact Zone
Attendance600
Tagline(s)"It's not always about winning - it's about surviving"
Theme
song
(s)
"Megatron" by Crazy Town
Hardcore Justice chronology
← Previous
Hardcore Justice (2014)
Next →

Hardcore Justice (2015) (a.k.a. Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice) is a professional wrestling event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). It was taped on March 16, 2015 and aired on a tape delay on May 1, 2015. It is the eleventh event under the Hardcore Justice chronology. Like the previous year's event, this event was not held on pay-per-view (PPV) instead it was featured as a special edition of TNA's weekly broadcast of Impact Wrestling.

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Hardys (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) and Davey Richards defeated The Revolution (Abyss, Manik and Khoya) Street Fight 10:05
2 Kenny King defeated Rockstar Spud (c), Tigre Uno and Mandrews Ladder match for the TNA X Division Championship 08:00
3 Taryn Terrell (c) defeated Brooke Singles match for the TNA Knockouts Championship 06:15
4 Drew Galloway defeated Low Ki Pipe on a Pole match 07:30
5 Eric Young defeated Kurt Angle Stretcher match 13:10
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-12.
  2. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2010-05-07). "Date for TNA's Hard Justice". WrestleView.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  3. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2010-06-04). "TNA Hard Justice Location". WrestleView.com. Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  4. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-06-13). "TNA to keep using "Hardcore Justice" PPV name". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
  5. ^ "Hardcore Justice Impact on 8/15 with Cage Match", by mattboone, SEScoops.com
  6. ^ " TNA NEWS: Impact TV ratings are in for Wednesday's first show in the new timeslot", by James Cladwell, Pro Wrestling Torch

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