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Top 5 Hardcore Title matches

The Hardcore title is long gone from the WWE, but in it’s pomp during the Attitude Era, it was a constant source of entertainment and high quality matches. It really came into it’s own when Crash Holly brought in the 24/7 rule, meaning the title could be won anytime, anywhere. There have been some prestigious holders of the Hardcore title, including Mankind, The Undertaker and one of the Godfather’s Ho’s. Here are the top five Hardcore title matches:

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WWE Parties Ready To Rumble

WWE Parties Ireland make a welcome return on Sunday November 18th for the annual Survivor Series card.

The event sees wrestling fanatics return to Captain America’s on Dublin’s Grafton Street for a third time under the WWE Parties Ireland banner, following successful showings of Wrestlemania and Summerslam this year.

Doors open at 9pm and their will be a whole host of activities to lead fans up to the main event at 1am. A Survivor Series themed table quiz is scheduled while fans will also get to choose classic Survivor Series matches that they want to watch. The quiz will be hosted by Luke and Duane, singers of “Just Take Care, Spike Your Hair”, the official theme of WWE superstar Zack Ryder’s “Z! True Long Island Story programme”.WWE music will be played on the night while there will also be WWE tshirt giveaways and more.

With the pay per view on the big screen, late food, a late bar and a friendly atmosphere it really is the ultimate experience for any wrestling fan and at €5 it certainly is a bargain. Tickets for the event can be bought here.

Survivor Series itself promises to be a classic and hoardes of fans gathering at the event will be hoping to see Irish superstar Sheamus regain his World Heavyweight Championship as he battles The Big Show, who took the title from his grasp at Hell In A Cell.

Elsewhere on the card Ryback will have another crack at taking the coveted WWE Title from CM Punk in a triple threat match which also features John Cena. The monster, a revelation since his WWE debut, was screwed out of the title by referee turned wannabe superstar Brad Maddox at Hell In A Cell.

In traditional Survivor Series style two teams of five will do battle but who will be the last man standing as Team Foley battle Team Ziggler? WWE legend Mick Foley recruited Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Kane, Daniel Bryan and Ryback to his team to face Team Punk, which has since been changed due to the latter’s participation in the WWE title bout. Ryback has also been dropped from Team Foley for the same reason and as of yet no replacement has been announced. Team Foley will battle with Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes.

Expect more matches to be revealed as the event draws closer.

At Irish News Review, we have two tickets to give away for the highly anticipated event courtesy of our friends at WWE Parties Ireland. To win the tickets simply be the fifth person to tweet us (@irishnewsreview) the correct answer to the following question.

Survivor Series is the second longest running WWE pay per view, true or false?

Sheamus Retains WWE Title In Controversial Finish

Dublin native Sheamus has retained his WWE title by defeating his adversary Alberto Del Rio at the 25th anniversary of Summerslam.

Sheamus, real name Stephen Farrelly , endured a brutal contest with his Mexican opponent who has been a torn in his side in recent weeks. Del Rio has launched numerous surprise attacks on the Cabra native and has gone out of his way to try and break the arm of Sheamus, a man he refers to only as a peasant.

The champion, who has held the belt for 141 days since winning it at Wrestlemania, went out of his way to ensure the match went ahead after his opponent’s recent actions caused WWE to call the match off. However Sheamus was determined to get his hands on Del Rio and convinced WWE to reinstate the bout, which he won after hitting his patented Celtic Cross backbreaker.

The finish was somewhat controversial as the first ever Irish born WWE champion removed his opponent’s foot from the rope before the referee could see it. Despite Del Rio’s protests the result stood and the Dubliner got one over his fierce enemy.

Speaking after the match a jubilant Sheamus said “ I knew I had the beating of Del Rio and that’s why I got the match reinstated. It was tough going out there but I knew I would pull through it and the era of Sheamus lives on”.

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