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The Hardcore Files #38: Rhyno vs. Big Show

The Hardcore Files #38 pits Rhyno vs. The Big Show

We’re back with the 38th edition of The Hardcore Files. The last time, we saw Rhyno defeat Kane for the Hardcore Championship. This time, Rhyno defends against another big man in the Big Show. Let’s get into it.

Date: May 21, 2001

Where: Raw Is War

Watch: WWE Network

Hardcore Championship: Rhyno (c) vs. Big Show

Right from the beginning, this was a certified hoot. These two beat the living shit out of each other as soon as the bell rang. Using weapons, and utilizing everything around them, this was rough. Rhyno seemed as if he was hitting Big Show as hard as he possibly could with every weapon he could find. Also, we saw limb work in a hardcore match. Never thought I’d say that, but it happened. Big Show hurt his arm after running shoulder first into the ring post, and smartly, Rhyno hit it like a target with multiple weapons. Big Show looked to be on his last legs as Rhyno went for a gore, but Big Show sent a chair into the skull of the Hardcore Champion. Moments later, Big Show chokeslammed Rhyno onto a trash can and pinned him to become the new Hardcore Champion. Fun stuff.

Matches like these I love. Hardcore and hard hitting from beginning to end. This was a mini war. I wouldn’t mind seeing these two go at it more. But for now, this will do. Make sure you come back next time for more of The Hardcore Files.

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