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The Hardcore Truth Audiobook

The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Bob Howard and Ross Williams (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Reubenn 19/04/2016
    Reubenn 19/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    I wasn't sure I'd like this as I never had a strong opinion of Hardcore Holly either way. But I really enjoyed this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 29/03/2017
    Lee 29/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent read"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 17/02/2017
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    "An amazing autobiography"

    Very interesting to hear what Bobs honest opinion on the WWe/WWF was like and to see what he and other wrestlers are like when they aren't on camera or in front of an audience

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    Daniel Hammonds 04/11/2016
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    "One of the most honest wrestling biographies"

    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.

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    MR 11/10/2016
    MR 11/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "No Bull"

    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.

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    Neil T. Aitchison dunfermline fife 24/08/2016
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    "Best wrestling biography"

    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.

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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vince Cooper
    26/12/16
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    "Honest"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hardcore Truth the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bob's personal feelings about other wrestlers.


    What about Brian Holsopple’s performance did you like?

    Great performance, but I would have preferred hearing Bob himself


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The stories about Owen Hart, Chris Beniot, and Eddie Guererro


    Any additional comments?

    Greatest opening sentence in literary history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    07/05/17
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    "the best"

    Best book I've read hands down! Wrestling fans will love it and non wrestling fans should check it out. They'll find it interesting. Very honest and a great story all together. even though its a memoir the ending was awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dorian Foley
    02/05/17
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    "The Hardcore Truth"

    I've always been a fan of Hardcore Holly's and was so excited to finally getting the chance to listen to his story. My level of respect has grown even more and I would like to thank him so very much for sharing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jersey
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    28/04/17
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    "Outstanding"

    I've read my fair share of pro wrestling books and this is probably the best. Hardcore Holly pulls no punches and is very open and honest about his experiences in the business. While sometimes brutally honest, he absolutely comes off as a fair man in his assessment of his life in the business. Highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    18/04/17
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    "the real truth about wrestling! worth the dollar!"

    loved it! hardcore holly really is hardcore! happy ending for such a tough road! good read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Vale
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    23/02/17
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    "Excellent book"

    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

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  • Justin Shinabarger
    09/01/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jesus Ozuna
    05/10/16
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    "awesome"

    should have been a bigger star but enjoyed him as a kid. how you like me now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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