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Bob Holly


Became known by his band name, Bob “Hardcore” Holly. He was a fearless wrestler who earned the WWF Hardcore Tournament six moments. He produced his professional wrestling debut at age group 24 on earth Wrestling Firm. He started wrestling in England’s Varsity Pro Wrestling in ’09 2009. He was wedded to Cathy Dingman from 2000 to 2003. He earned the World Label Team Tournament with Cody Rhodes in 2007.

Quick Facts

Full Name Hardcore Holly
Date Of Birth January 29, 1963
Place Of Birth Glendale, CA
Height 1.83 m
Weight 107 kg
Profession Wrestler
Nationality American
Spouse Cathy Dingman, Sandra Howard
Children Stephanie Howard
Movies WWE: Undertaker - This Is My Yard, The Marine 2, WWE: Royal Rumble 2008, Operation Sandman: Warriors in Hell
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Wrestling critics and fans alike have described his standing dropkick as flawless.
2When he underwent neck surgery in the wake of the ruptured disc he suffered at the hands of Brock Lesnar, he refused any form of anesthesia, and remained awake during the entire procedure.
3Has now set up a wrestling school in Mobile Alabama, but still wrestles for the WWE on Smackdown! and Velocity. [July 2005]
4Injured back - out for estimated 6 months [October 2002]
5Battling life-threatening staph infection [November 2005]
6Returned to WWE Monday Night Raw [September 2007]
7Recently returned to Smackdown! [December 2003]
8Published author.
9On January 9, 2007, on ECW he defeated C.M. Punk by pin fall ending Punk's winning streak on ECW.
10He holds the record for most King of the Ring tournaments participated in, 7 (1994, as "Sparky Plugg"; 1995-1996, as Bob Holly, and 1999-2002, as Hardcore Holly).
11Previous Managers: Jim Cornette, Christie Hemme, Stacy Keibler.
12Teamed briefly with Charlie Haas.
13His match with Al Snow for the hardcore title took place right before Owen Hart was killed in a stunt gone wrong on the Over The Edge PPV
14Notable Title Wins Include: WWO United States Heavyweight title; WWO Tag Team title; NWA Tag Team titles; WWF Tag Team titles; WWF Hardcore title.
15On September 12, 2002, Brock Lesnar defeats Hardcore Holly in a match where tempers legitimately flared. Lesnar drops Holly on his head and Holly ruptures a disc in his neck that requires surgery and puts him on the shelf. Holly would not return until November 13, 2003.
16One of Holly's early in-ring persona's "Sparky Plugg," was inspired by his hobby as an amateur race car driver.
17Participates in car-racing between his wrestling commitments.
18While filming a WWF wrestling match for "Smackdown!", Kurt Angle accidentally broke Bob's arm. It was an accident and Bob holds no grudge against Angle.
19Ranked number 5 in a poll for the worst 10 micknames in wrestling with the nickname "The Big Shot".
20His favorite heavyweight is Butterbean.
21Won the first Wrestlemania Hardcore match at Wrestlemania XV. He battled Billy Gunn and Al Snow and came out the Hardcore Champion.
22Former member of the New Midnight Express and the J.O.B. Squad.
23Has held the NWA & WWF Tag Team Championships, and the WWF Hardcore Championship.
24Professional Wrestler.



Thanks for Reading2016ShortThe Reader
WWE Live in the UK: October 20072008VideoHardcore Holly
E.C.W.2006-2007TV SeriesHardcore Holly
ECW December to Dismember2006TV MovieHardcore Holly
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20072006Video GameHardcore Holly (voice)
The 70's House2005TV SeriesHardcore Holly
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW2004Video GameHardcore Holly (voice)
WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne2002VideoHardcore Holly
WWE Jakked1999-2002TV SeriesHardcore Holly
WWE: Undertaker - This Is My Yard2001VideoHardcore Holly
Operation Sandman2000TV MovieSturner (as Bob 'Hardcore' Holly)
Fully Loaded1999TV MovieHardcore Holly
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesBob 'Hardcore' Holly (1998-2002) (as Bob Holly)
WWF Action Zone1994TV SeriesBob 'Spark Plugg' Holly
WWF Challenge1994TV SeriesThurman 'Sparky' Plugg
Smoky Mountain Wrestling1992TV SeriesBob Holly



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WWE Smackdown!1999-2011TV SeriesHardcore Holly / Himself
Ring Roasts III2010Himself
Hard Knocks2009ShortHimself
WWE Night of Champions2008TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Sunday Night Heat1998-2008TV SeriesHardcore Holly Bob Holly
WrestleMania XXIV2008TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Royal Rumble2008TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Survivor Series2007TV SpecialHimself (as Hardcore Holly)
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Royal Rumble2007TV SpecialHardcore Holly
E.C.W.2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Summerslam2006TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2006TV SeriesHardcore Holly
Survivor Series2005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Velocity2005TV SeriesHardcore Holly
WWE Taboo Tuesday2005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE No Mercy2005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Judgment Day2005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentaryHardcore Holly
WWE No Way Out2005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Royal Rumble2005TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Tribute to the Troops2004TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Armageddon2004TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Great American Bash2004TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Judgment Day2004TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE No Way Out2004TV SpecialBob 'Hardcore' Holly
Royal Rumble2004TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Survivor Series2003TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWE Tough Enough2001TV SeriesHimself - Trainer (2002) (as Bob Holly)
WWF Judgment Day2001TV SpecialBob 'Hardcore' Holly
WWF Insurrextion2001TV SpecialBob 'Hardcore' Holly
Royal Rumble2001TV Special'Hardcore' Holly
WWF Armageddon2000TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Survivor Series2000TV SpecialBob 'Hardcore' Holly
King of the Ring2000TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWF Backlash2000TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWF Armageddon1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Survivor Series1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWF No Mercy1999/IITV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWF Rebellion1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
Summerslam1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
King of the Ring1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWF Over the Edge1999TV SpecialHimself (as Hardcore Holly)
WWF Backlash1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WrestleMania XV1999TV SpecialHimself (as Hardcore Holly)
WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre1999TV SpecialHardcore Holly
WWF Rock Bottom: In Your House1998TV SpecialBob Holly
King of the Ring1998TV SpecialHimself (as Bob Holly)
WWF Unforgiven1998TV SpecialBombastic Bob
WrestleMania XIV1998TV SpecialBob Holly
Survivor Series1996TV SpecialBob Holly
Royal Rumble1996TV SpecialBob Holly
Survivor Series1995TV Special'Sparkplug' Bob Holly- The Underdogs
WWF in Your House 41995TV SpecialBob Holly
Summerslam1995TV SpecialBob Holly
King of the Ring1995TV SpecialBob Holly
WWF Hall of Fame1995TV SpecialBob Holly
WWF in Your House1995TV SpecialBob Holly
Royal Rumble1995TV SpecialBob 'Spark Plugg' Holly
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialBob 'Spark Plugg' Holly
Royal Rumble1994TV SpecialThurman 'Sparky' Plugg

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

WWE for All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley2013VideoHardcore Holly
Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator2011VideoHardcore Holly
The Big Show: A Giant's World2011VideoHardcore Holly
WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber2010VideoHardcore Holly
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32009Hardcore Holly
WWE: The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane2008VideoHardcore Holly
The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect2008VideoHardcore Holly
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoHardcore Holly
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32008VideoHardcore Holly
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008VideoHardcore Holly
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22007VideoSparky Plugg
ECW Extreme Rules Vol. 12007Hardcore Holly
WWE One Night Stand2007TV SpecialHardcore Holly
E.C.W.2006TV SeriesHardcore Holly / Himself
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: Pick Your Poison2005VideoBob 'Spark Plugg' Holly
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be2005Video documentaryHardcore Holly
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42005VideoHardcore Holly
WWE Velocity2005TV SeriesHardcore Holly
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentaryHimself (as Hardcore Holly)
Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story2004Video documentaryBob Holly
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialBob Holly
WWF Divas: Tropical Pleasure2002Video documentaryHardcore Holly
Before They Were WWF Superstars2002Video documentaryBob 'Spark Plugg' Holly
Wrestling Gold: Before They Were Famous2002VideoBob Holly
WWF: Hardcore2001VideoHardcore Holly
Chyna Fitness: More Than Meets the Eye2000VideoHardcore Holly
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows1998TV Movie documentaryBob 'Spark Plugg' Holly

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1How do you like me now?
2Nut up or shut up.

1Trademark move: Full Nelson Slam
2Trademark move: Kick to the mid-section of a rope-hung opponent
3Trademark move: Diving Leg Drop
4Trademark move: Backhand Chop
5Trademark move: Top-Rope Flying Clothesline
6Trademark move: Standing Dropkick
7Trademark move: Falcon Arrow/Hollycaust (2000-2001)
8Trademark move: Full Nelson (late 2003/early 2004)
9Finishing move: Alabama Slam

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