The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hardcore Championship was a hardcore wrestling championship defended in WWE (formerly the World Wrestling Federation) and was contested under "hardcore" rules, meaning there were no disqualifications, no countouts, and pin falls could be counted anywhere. In the latter part of the title's history another rule was implemented which allowed for anyone to challenge the champion at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provided there was a referee present (dubbed the "24/7" rule).