Bob Holly

American professional wrestler and actor

Robert William "Bob" Howard (born January 29, 1963), better known by his ring names Bob Holly and Hardcore Holly, is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his 15-year job he had with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment.

Bob Holly
Born (1963-01-29) January 29, 1963 (age 61)
Glendale, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Bob Howard
Thurman "Sparky" Plugg
Spark Plugg
Bob Holly
Bombastic Bob Holly
Hardcore Holly
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Billed weight235 lb (107 kg; 16.8 st)
Billed fromMobile, Alabama
Trained byRip Tyler
Debut1987

While in WWF/E, Holly has held the WWF/E Hardcore Championship six times, the WWF/E Tag Team Championship three times (with the 1-2-3 Kid, Crash Holly and Cody Rhodes), and the NWA World Tag Team Championship once with Bart Gunn.

Championships and accomplishments change

  • Kamikaze Pro
    • Kamikaze Pro Championship (1 time)[1]
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #41 of the top 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2000[2]
    • PWI ranked him #391 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003[3]
  • Under the Lights
    • UTL Lights Out Championship (1 time)[4]
  • World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Bodacious Bart[5]
    • WWF Hardcore Championship (6 times)[6]<ref|"History of the WWE Hardcore Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved October 28, 2007.</ref>
    • WWF/E World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with The 1–2–3 Kid (1), Crash Holly (1) and Cody Rhodes (1)[7][8][9]
    • WWF World Tag Team Championship Tournament (1995) – with The 1-2-3 Kid
  • World Wrestling Organization
    • WWO Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ron Starr[10]
    • WWO United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[10]

References change

  1. "Kamikaze Pro". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2022. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  2. "PWI 500 2000". The Turnbuckle Post. Archived from the original on July 26, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. "Wrestling Information Archive – Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Wrestling INformation Archive. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved October 28, 2007.
  4. "Under The Lights Entertainment". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2022. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  5. "NWA World Tag Team Title History". Solie.org. Retrieved November 27, 2007.
  6. "Hardcore Holly's Title History". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008. Retrieved October 28, 2007.
  7. "History of the World Tag Team Championship – 1–2–3 Kid & Bob Holly tag titles". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on May 15, 2007. Retrieved October 28, 2007. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  8. "History of the World Tag Team Championship – Crash & Hardcore Holly". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved October 28, 2007. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  9. "History of the World Tag Team Championship – Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly". World Wrestling Entertainment. December 10, 2007. Archived from the original on December 27, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2008. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Hardcore Holly Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved May 2, 2008.