Champion was an american straight edge hardcore punk band that was formed by vocalist jim hesketh, and guitarist chris williams, in the spring of 1999 in seattle, washington. the wwe hardcore championship was a professional wrestling championship contested. champion (1999-2007) different directions the last show (at el corazon in seattle) bridge nine records setlist 01 - promises kept 02 - 4th of july 03 - decisions made 04 - different directions. song promises band champion lyrics alone in a crowd, but were still standing strong with xed up fists and sing alongs times like these are what we live for these days are more than wed ever. Champion was a band that started out amongst five friends wanting to play traditional hardcore and play some shows. The result was a band that defined straight edge hardcore in the new millennium and lead the way for bands like comeback kid and have heart to have a place in todays modern hardcore scene. Champions profile including the latest music, albums, songs, music videos and more updates. Look back at the superstars whove held the wwe championship, from the legendary buddy rogers to drew mcintyre. overnight a seattle, washington resident named charlie stone came forward to accuse jim hesketh, vocalist and co-founder of defunct seattle hardcore band champion, of being a child predator. According to stone, when she was 14 years-old, and hesketh 26, he attempted to lure her and a friend to his house to play around in his bathtub. The wwe hardcore championship belt is a replica of the winged eagle wwf championship title, which was smashed in several places and reassembled with two pieces of duct tape, with the words hardcore and champion written on it in marker.