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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.
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By Richie on 04-15-16

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!

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By VC on 12-26-16


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.

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By Reubenn on 04-19-16

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.

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By Ben Dumbreck on 09-27-17

Robert Howard, The Man

What to say.... fantastic,addictive,honest,open. To name a few things that come to mind when thinking of this book.

There's no messing with his private life. It's all career based. Which makes for brilliant listening. Anyone who grew up watching wrestling in the '90s and '00 will rem

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