The wrestling legend Bob "Hardcore" Holly tells all in this autobiography that chronicles his journey from fighting in bars for money to the bright lights of the World Wrestling Federation. Holly reveals how he took more body slams and clotheslines outside the ring than in and that long before he was known as "Hardcore Holly", he had an unquenchable passion for professional wrestling.
Ultimately, Holly would hold the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hardcore Championship seven times, the WWE Tag Team Championship three times, and the National Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Championship once. But in the midst of his career achievements was a roller coaster of success and frustration, and Holly reveals the plethora of missed opportunities and broken promises that marked his road to television stardom. Replete with fast motorcycles, faster cars, wrestling bears, betrayal, and lost love, Holly shares his uncompromised view of his past and the current state of professional wrestling.
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Very insightful honest and real from a guy who wrestled through the glory of the 90s. An inside feel to how the wrestling industry really is and not we we perceive it to be, also nice to beable to confirm myths I heard years ago.
Brutally honest, Bob Holly just tells it as he sees it without treading on eggshells. He respects the reader/listeners' intelligence & covers so many aspects of wrestling history as seen from his perspective - including the kliq, Montreal screw job, the Owen & Benoit tragedies, steroid use & gives his side of Internet rumours of him being a bully. A great read for any WWE smark even if you were never a big Bob Holly fan.
Straight up honesty from Bob Holly. Really interesting and doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary details, just sticks to what the reader is going g to be interested in.
I've read a few wrestler's stories but this is the best so far. An enthralling insight into the 15 year career of a WWE superstar who was never allowed to achieve his true potential.
"Better than expected, expectations were high. "
The narrator spoke clearly and was not monotone, by any means. The story was great. As others have noted, after reading this, I also felt bad as Hardcore was shafted by the WWE many times but he stayed loyal to Vince & Co. Hardcore was very entertaining in his storytelling and recalled events in his past with great detail. I had a feeling this was going to be good, but it was better than I anticipated! Great book, Hardcore!
Bob Holly's brutal honesty. I am an investigator and can confidentially say that I know bullshit when I hear it and the stories in this book do not come across as bullshit.
Bob's personal feelings about other wrestlers.
Great performance, but I would have preferred hearing Bob himself
The stories about Owen Hart, Chris Beniot, and Eddie Guererro
Greatest opening sentence in literary history.
"Huge respect for the Man Hardcore Holly"
This was a great wrestling book full of great stories. I have a huge deal of respect after hearing this book. My only regret is wishing I could of saw him wrestle at a live event. It's a shame they never pushed him to his potential because I know he would of got over. His heart and passion for the business would of gotten him over alone. I've been watching his matches on the WWE network lately. I hope to see him again in the WWE doing something with them because he deserves it.
"the real truth about wrestling! worth the dollar!"
loved it! hardcore holly really is hardcore! happy ending for such a tough road! good read!
Very interesting and I have a new respect for Bob Holly. Tells stories from his time in WWF and how he never quite got the run he deserved
"Great book for any wrestling fan."
Bob Holly was coming into the WWE as I was losing interest in the WWE. I knew who he was but not much more than that. Listening to his story was very cool to me. Being a WWE mark for the 80s and early 90s, I love hearing the behind the scenes stories. Bob comes off as a very real and authentic person. I suggest giving this book a listen.
should have been a bigger star but enjoyed him as a kid. how you like me now
"One of, if not thee greatest wrestling book..."
I've lost count of how many times I've read the physical copy & now the audio version! Cover to cover, intro to exit, this is easily one of (if not thee) greatest professional wrestling books one could be in possession of. As a devoted supporter of Bob for many years & throughout the everlasting future, himself along with the ever-so uber talented Ross Williams produced a product that evokes a plethora of emotions. It fuels frustration, amplifies positivity, promotes intellect, tugs on the heart strings and so much more. Neither a review, recommendation, Tweet, share nor anything else of that nature can do this book justice. Enlighten yourself, formulate your own views on Bob and the book itself, purchase it either physical or audio (better yet, both!)... while you're at it, pick up his shirts over at Pro-Wrestling Tees' website!
I only have one slight snag in regards to this Audible publication. I had my hopes that Bob himself would've been the narrator, but, I understand the many aspects that prevented that. Nevertheless, the narrator did an impeccable job.
Truly deserving of 5 stars all round!
"The best wrestling autobiography yet"
I'd long disliked Hardcore Bob Holly because I'd perceived him as a wrestling bully who spent his career as a mid-carder. After this, I see Bob Howard as a man who truly loved and cared for his business and only ever worked to protect it. I wouldn't want to get in the ring him, but he's a good guy who offers GREAT insight into the Attitude Era and beyond. This is awesome!
Great stories, well written, moves along quickly...I was disappointed when it ended, I wanted more....right up there with the Foley books, it's that good..
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