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Overview (4)

Born in Glendale, California, USA
Birth NameRobert William Howard
Nicknames The Big Shot
Hardcore
Sparky Plugg
The Alabama Slamma
Hardcore King
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Before coming a wrestler, Howard was a wielder. Once getting into the wrestling business, Holly was trained by Stan Frazier, Eddie Sullivan and Rip Taylor. Soon, Howard debuted in 1990. Two years later, Holly went to Smokey Moutain Wrestling under the name "Hollywood Bob Holly" before adopting the ring name "Superstar Bob Holly". When debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) (Now called World Wrestling Entertainment), his gimmick was as a NASCAR diver going under the name "Thurman 'Sparky' Plug" and then adopted the name, Bob "Spark Plug" Holly.

After years of performing in singles division in the WWE, Holly went into the Hardcore division, billing himself as "Hardcore Holly", which he is still use today and helped him to shoot to fame since his Spark Plug gimmick. During this time, he introduced to his on-screen cousin, Crash Holly, with whom they both the WWE Tag Team Championships, who then later another on-screen cousin, Molly Holly.

Recently, Holly is now going under surgery to repair nagging knee injuries. He was hospitalized after a staph infection in the arm, which could be fatal. it is unknown that Holly would return to the ring or not.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rocknrollunderdawg

Spouse (2)

Cathy Dingman (19 August 2000 - 2003) (divorced)
Sandra Howard (? - present)

Trade Mark (9)

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

Trivia (24)

Professional Wrestler.
Has held the NWA & WWF Tag Team Championships, and the WWF Hardcore Championship.
Former member of the New Midnight Express and the J.O.B. Squad.
Won the first Wrestlemania Hardcore match at Wrestlemania XV. He battled Billy Gunn and Al Snow and came out the Hardcore Champion.
His favorite heavyweight is Butterbean.
Ranked number 5 in a poll for the worst 10 micknames in wrestling with the nickname "The Big Shot".
While 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.
Participates in car-racing between his wrestling commitments.
One of Holly's early in-ring persona's "Sparky Plugg," was inspired by his hobby as an amateur race car driver.
On 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.
Notable Title Wins Include: WWO United States Heavyweight title; WWO Tag Team title; NWA Tag Team titles; WWF Tag Team titles; WWF Hardcore title.
His 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
Teamed briefly with Charlie Haas.
Previous Managers: Jim Cornette, Christie Hemme, Stacy Keibler.
He 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).
On January 9, 2007, on ECW he defeated C.M. Punk by pin fall ending Punk's winning streak on ECW.
Published author.
Recently returned to Smackdown! [December 2003]
Returned to WWE Monday Night Raw [September 2007]
Battling life-threatening staph infection [November 2005]
Injured back - out for estimated 6 months [October 2002]
Has now set up a wrestling school in Mobile Alabama, but still wrestles for the WWE on Smackdown! and Velocity. [July 2005]
When 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.
Wrestling critics and fans alike have described his standing dropkick as flawless.

Personal Quotes (2)

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

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