Hardcore Holly



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 249 lbs

Real Name: Robert Howard

DOB: 1/29/1963

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama

Other Names: "Hollywood" Bob Howard(SMW), Bob Holly(WWF), "Superstar", Bombastic Bob, Thurman "Sparky" Plug(WWF), "Sparkplug" Bob Holly(WWF), "The Alabama Slamma"(WWE)

Wrestler Since: 1991

Finishing Maneuver: Over-Head Cam/Alabama Slam, Hollycaust

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #92(2008), #157(2007), #78(2005), #54(2004), #99(2002), #51(2001), #41(2000), #68(1999), #164(1998), #134(1997), #135(1996), #76(1995), #189(1994)

Official Website: http://www.bobhollyacademy.com/

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (22 - 41)
- SMW Knoxville Show (March 27, '92) = Bob Holly beat Paul Miller.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 = Sparky Plug competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Bret Hart & Lex Luger.
- WWF King of the Ring '94 = In a dark match, Sparky Plug won over Kwang.
- WWF World Tag-Team Title Tournament (January '95) = Bob Holly & the 1-2-3 Kid beat Well Dunn & the Heavenly Bodies to reach the finals at the Royal Rumble.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 = Bob Holly & the 1-2-3 Kid defeated Bam-Bam Bigelow & Tatanka to win the vacated WWF Tag-Team Titles.
- WWF In Your House I (May '95) = In a dark match, Holly fell to Jean Pierre Lafite.
- WWF King of the Ring '95 = Holly was beaten by the Roadie.
- WWF Summerslam '95 = Holly was pinned by Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF In Your House III (September '95) = In a dark match, Holly was defeated by Goldust.
- WWF In Your House IV (October '95) = In a dark match, Holly won over Rad Radford.
- WWF Survivor Series '95 = Holly, Marty Jannetty, Barry Horowitz & Hakushi fought in an "Elimination" match against Rad Radford, Tom Prichard, Skip, & the 1-2-3 Kid. Holly was eliminated by Skip. The 1-2-3 Kid was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '96 = Holly competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF Beware Of Dog (May '96) = In a dark match, Holly defeated Isaac Yankum.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 = In a dark match, Holly, Bart Gunn, Jesse James & Aldo Montoya fought in an "Elimination" match against Billy Gunn, Justin Hawk Bradshaw, Salvadore Sincere & the Sultan. Holly was eliminated by Bradshaw. Bart Gunn was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Kuwaiti Cup Tournament '96 (April) = Holly lost in the first round to Billy Gunn. Tiger Ali Singh won the tournament.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIV ('98) = The New Midnight Express (Holly & Bart Gunn) competed in a tag-team battle royale, which was won by the Legion of Doom 2000.
- WWF Unforgiven '98 = The New Midnight Express retained the NWA Tag Titles, defeating the Rock 'n' Roll Express.
- WWF King of the Ring '98 = The New Midnight Express lost to the WWF Tag Champions, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Brawl For It All Tournament (June - August '98) = Holly fell in the first round to Bart Gunn, who went on to win the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '98 = In a dark match, Holly & Scorpio took down Droz & Animal.
- WWF Rock Bottom (December '98) = Holly, Scorpio & Al Snow lost to Gangrel, Edge & Christian.
- WWF Royal Rumble '99 = Holly & Scorpio, in a dark match, defeated Scott Taylor & Brian Christopher.
- WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (February '99) = Holly won the Hardcore Title from Al Snow.
- WWF Wrestlemania XV ('99) = Holly beat Al Snow and Billy Gunn to win the Hardcore Title.
- WWF Backlash '99 = Holly fell to Al Snow, who won the Hardcore Championship.
- WWF Over The Edge '99 = Holly was beaten by the Hardcore Champion, Al Snow.
- WWF King of the Ring '99 = Holly lost, via DQ, to X-Pac.
- WWF Summerslam '99 = Hardcore & Crash Holly competed in a "Tag-Team Turmoil" match, which was won by the Acolytes.
- WWF Rebellion (October 2, '99) = Hardcore & Crash Holly lost a "Three-Way Tag" match to Edge & Christian. The Acolytes were the other participants.
- WWF No Mercy '99 = Hardcore & Crash Holly won, via DQ, over the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Survivor Series '99 = Hardcore Holly, Crash Holly, Scott Taylor & Brian Christopher fought in an "Elimination" match against Edge, Christian, & the Hardy Boyz. Hardcore Holly was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Armageddon '99 = Hardcore & Crash Holly competed in a Tag-Team Battle Royale, which was won by the Acolytes. Later that night, Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated Viscera & Rikishi.
- WWF Royal Rumble '00 = Holly lost to Chris Jericho, who won the IC Title. Chyna was the other participant. Later that night, Holly competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by the Rock.
- WWF Wrestlemania 2000 = Holly was the final winner in the Hardcore Battle Royal, which earned him the Hardcore Title.
- WWF Backlash '00 = Holly lost to the WWF Hardcore Champion, Crash Holly, in a 6-man Hardcore match. The other participants were Perry Saturn, Tazz, & the Hardy Boyz.
- WWF Survivor Series '00 = Holly lost, via DQ, to the European Champion, William Regal.
- WWF Armageddon '00 = Holly was once again beaten by William Regal, who retained the European Title.
- WWF Royal Rumble '01 = Holly competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF Insurrextion '01 (May 5) = Hardcore & Crash Holly fell to Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn.
- WWF Judgment Day '01 = In a dark match, Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated Kaientai.
- WWE Global Warning (August 10, '02) = Hardcore Holly & Chavo Guerrero Jr won a "Tough Enough" Match over Billy & Chuck.
- WWE Survivor Series '03 = Holly, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, John Cena & Bradshaw fought in an "Elimination" Match against Brock Lesnar, Matt Morgan, Nathan Jones, A-Train & the Big Show. Holly was DQ'ed. Benoit & Cena were the 'survivors'.
- WWE Royal Rumble '04 (January 25) = Holly lost to the WWE Smackdown Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar.
- WWE No Way Out '04 (February 15) = Holly defeated Rhyno.
- OVW March Mayhem (March 6, '04) = Holly was beaten by John Cena.
- WWE Judgment Day '04 (May 16) = Holly & Billy Gunn fell to the WWE Smackdown Tag Champs, Charlie Haas & Rico.
- WWE Great American Bash '04 (June 27) = Holly was defeated by Mordecai.
- WWE Armageddon '04 (December 12, '04) = Holly & Charlie Haas fell to the Basham Brothers.
- WWE Royal Rumble '05 (January 30) = Holly competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Batista.
- WWE No Way Out '05 (February 20) = In a dark match, Holly & Charlie Haas defeated Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree.
- WWE Wrestlemania 21 (April 3, '05) = In a dark match, Holly competed in a "Smackdown vs. Raw Battle Royal", which was won by Booker T.
- WWE Judgment Day '05 (May 22, '05) = Holly & Charlie Haas lost to the Smackdown World Tag Champs, M-N-M.
- WWE No Mercy '05 (October 9) = Holly was beaten by Mr. Ken Kennedy.
- ECW December To Dismember '06 (December 3) = Holly lost an "Extreme Elimination Chamber" Match to Bobby Lashley, who won the ECW World Title. The Big Show, CM Punk, Test, and Rob Van Dam were the other participants.
- WWE Royal Rumble '07 (January 28) = Holly competed in the Royal Rumble Match, which was won by the Undertaker.
- WWE No Mercy '07 (October 7) = In a dark match, Holly defeated Cody Rhodes.
- WWE Survivor Series '07 (November 18) = Holly & Cody Rhodes lost to the WWE Raw World Tag-Team Champs, Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch.
- WWE Royal Rumble '08 (January 27) = Holly competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by John Cena.
- WWE Wrestlemania 24 (March 30, '08) = In a dark match, Holly competed in an "ECW World Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal" Match, which was won by Kane.
- WWE Judgment Day '08 (May 18) = In a dark match, Holly & Cody Rhodes retained the WWE Raw World Tag-Team Titles, beating Santino Marella & Carlito.

Title Summary:
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ 1-2-3 Kid (1/22/1995 - 1/23/1995)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (4/26/1995)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Bart Gunn (3/30/1998 - 8/14/1998)
- WWF Hardcore Champion (2/14/1999 - 3/15/1999)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(2) (3/28/1999 - 4/25/1999)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Crash Holly (10/18/1999 - 11/02/1999)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(3) (4/02/2000 - 4/03/2000)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(4) (2/06/2001)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(5) (2/10/2001)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(6) (2/11/2001)
- WWE Raw World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007 - 6/29/2008)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 2 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1994 Rookie of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1999 Most Improved Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 2006 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up