Read Hardcore Holly’s Book

And I was very surprised.This book received some rave reviews when it came out and my first reaction was “but it’s Bob Holly.”  I mean, the guy wasn’t exactly a huge star over the years but people were losing their minds over this.  I started reading it on Friday and I was done by the end of Saturday because I couldn’t put it down.

Holly has a style that is every easy to read and he has no problem ripping on anyone he didn’t like.  That being said, he’s just as willing to praise anyone who he thinks is worthy of it and there are several names he likes quite a bit.  There are a lot of good stories in here, but the tone is what makes it work.

Holly is really good at keeping things simple and doesn’t seem to think he’s the greatest thing in the history of wrestling, which is really refreshing.  Yeah he has some issues with some pushes being stopped on a moment’s notice and some criticisms of some booking decisions, but he keeps coming back to the same line: it was his job and he did what he was told to do because he had to pay his bills.  So many wrestlers seem to forget that they’re employees at a job.  If you told your boss that you weren’t going to do something, how well do you think it would go?

This is a rare wrestling book that really is worth checking out as it’s awesome stuff and a very easy read.  Holly is a guy who knows his place in wrestling and was around for some of the most important moments in wrestling history.  There are some things in there that I don’t agree with, but it’s never dull and worth a read.

8 comments

  1. Ted says:

    I don’t like the do what your told job line. In my Job if my boss tells me to do something and I don’t like it. We discuss it and if I really don’t lik it I don’t do it. Jobs have to be reasonable. If Vince macmahon told me to do something stupid, I should be allowed to voice my concerns. Everyone should

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I have no idea what your profession is, but I’m guessing if you lose your job there are other companies in your industry that you can work for. It’s not that simple in wrestling.

    On top of that, Holly’s job wasn’t to be a top star. It was to make others look good, which he was well paid to do. If he became a bigger star in the process so be it, but Vince isn’t the kind of boss who takes suggestions all that well, at least it seems.

    dookie blaster 3000 Reply:

    i dont think any boss would allow you to “discuss” the orders he gave you. thats what he pays you for lol

  2. Ted says:

    So none of you have ever asked questions or ever argued anything your boss told you to do ever? If so that’s so sad.

    As for holly or any other wrestler, no it’s not a bad thing to ask why your being asked to do stupid or money damaging things on tv or otherwise. That’s one of the reasons you want to be a top guy. So you can say no to more awful ideas.

    dookie blaster 3000 Reply:

    calm down billionaire ted. how is it sad that i do what they pay me to do? of course if i dont know how to do something then yeah i say no i dont know how to do this. like no shit.

  3. Phenom says:

    As you said this is good one,I read it and man I am surprised,too.very good book,the man remained with company for more than a decade as a jobber.If anyone interested in this book,comment here I will share it in ePub Format

    klunderbunker Reply:

    No, you won’t. I can get in trouble for that.

  4. Phenom says:

    OK Bro,I won’t.