Another ECW Original confirmed for HardCORE Justice
Aug 2, 2010 - by staff
One of the biggest names in the history of hardcore wrestling makes his return to Pay-Per-View this Sunday as the homicidal…genocidal…suicide….SABU will appear at HardCORE Justice: The Last Stand!
The current list of Hardcore Originals now set to appear at the Pay-Per-View is: Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, Mick Foley, Sabu, Raven, Rhino, Stevie Richards, Team 3D, Al Snow, Simon Diamond, Axl Rotten, Johnny Swinger and more to be announced this week! Stay tuned to TNAwrestling.com!
THIS SUNDAY LIVE ON PPV: TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING PRESENTS Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‹Å“HARDCORE JUSTICEâ€™
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling President Dixie Carter and Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The Extreme Original” Tommy Dreamer announced that Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Hard Justice,” TNAâ€™s live pay-per-view event August 8 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, will transform to Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice,” a one-night-only celebration of extreme, hardcore wrestling featuring a never before seen reunion of legendary wrestling superstars.
Carter granted the request made by Dreamer and his band of hardcore originals – Mick Foley, Raven, Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The War Machine” Rhino and Stevie Richards Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬“ on Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“TNA Thursday Night iMPACT!” on Spike TV (9p.m. ET/PT) to have Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“one last chance” to celebrate the history and the passion of extreme hardcore wrestling.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Giving Tommy this chance is one of the easiest decisions Iâ€™ve ever made as TNA President,” Carter said. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“For years Iâ€™ve heard fans talk about the similarities between TNA and what these guys accomplished. Tommy, Mick and these superstars sacrificed everything, and not for money, but for the love of our sport and for the fans..”
Carter continued, Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“These guys set the bar so high with the passion they brought to this business. Iâ€™ve been lucky to have had so many work for me through the years, and now to have a locker room today with that same fire and drive to help build TNA. This is my chance to show our appreciation.”
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Dixie has allowed us to have a chance to finally thank the fans that have supported us for all of these years,” Dreamer said. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“In the past, weâ€™ve been lied to and weâ€™ve been punished for being who we were and building what we did. Now we have a chance to get everyone back together for one last night.”
Carter also announced today that Dreamer would be given full creative control of Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice.”
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“TNA is the only place that this event could happen,” Dreamer said. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“There are no politics to worry about and no restrictions in place. The fans know that I have a lot of extremely close friends, so they can expect anything and everything to happen. I have some surprises for everyone,” he said.
TNA officials have also announced a newly revised Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice VIP Weekend.” Originally created to celebrate Mick Foleyâ€™s 25th anniversary in professional wrestling, the VIP event will now feature a special Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“hardcore reunion” with Foley, Dreamer, Richards, Rhino and many more hardcore wrestlers on Saturday August 7 at the NASCAR Grill at Universal Studiosâ€™ City Walk. In addition, the VIP package includes guaranteed VIP early admission into Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice” as well as both tapings of Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“iMPACT!” on August 8-9, as well as a private post-show Q&A session with Foley, Dreamer and friends on August 8.
The Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice VIP Weekend” retails for $99, and is the only way for fans to guarantee admission to the Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“iMPACT Zone!” for Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice.” Tickets can be purchased at www.ShopTNA.com
Dreamer, who stated that more names and matches would be announced in the coming weeks on Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“TNA Thursday Night iMPACT!,” said that Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“HardCORE Justice” would be Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The Last Stand” for the legacy of hardcore wrestling.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“This is it for an event like this, and itâ€™s the perfect send off we never thought weâ€™d receive. Itâ€™s funny, because there had never been a wrestling company that the fans would chant for by name since our timeÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬¦ until TNA began.”