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Hardcore Heaven: Top 7 greatest hardcore legends of all-time

J. Carpenter
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Sabu was one of the fathers of high-flying hardcore wrestling!

Hardcore wrestling is not something that everyone can get behind. For some, they just can't get with the carnage and violence that accompany the style. For others, they simply cannot get enough. Truthfully, there is really no in-between. You're down with hardcore wrestling...or you are not.

For those who do love the unorthodox style of wrestling, there's something about it that you simply cannot find in normal professional wrestling. With that said, it also takes a special type of athlete to make hardcore wrestling successful. It takes an individual who is not afraid of putting his or her body on the line, for the sake of entertaining the select group fans who love hardcore wrestling.

In today's article, we take a look at the cream of the crop, so-to-speak, as we countdown the top hardcore legends of all-time. Follow along as we countdown the top 7 hardcore wrestling legends of all-time!

#7 The Sandman

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The blue-collar superstar...

ECW fans were invested into the Sandman persona, likely more than any other on the roster. Sandman represented the average, hardworking, beer-guzzling, red-blooded American alpha male and that was one of his best qualities throughout his career. It all began with his entrance, which was a spectacle in its own. Everything about him was something that the average fan could relate with.

Don't let the dad-bod fool you, The Sandman was as hardcore as hardcore could stand. As one of the ECW Originals, The Sandman was involved in many historic feuds.

The Sandman was also an accomplished champion, having won the ECW Championship a total of 5 times, making him one of the most successful stars in hardcore wrestling history, thus earning him a spot on this list.

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