In the ring and behind the scenes with Hardcore Holly
A rollercoaster tale of success and frustration, replete with missed opportunities, broken
promises, and a broken neck, The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story (ECW Press, April
2013) is the life story of the wrestling superstar.
Long before he became “Hardcore Holly,” Robert Howard was a fighter. As a young father,
Howard fought in bars in order to provide for his family. He eventually started wrestling in
regional promotions before making his way to the WWF. From false starts as Thurman
“Sparky” Plugg and “Bombastic” Bob to fame as an internationally known superstar, The
Hardcore Truth tells the story of Bob’s life including his 16 years working for Vince
Bob Howard, born in Glendale, California, is a retired professional wrestler. He now resides
in Dubuque, Iowa.
Ross Williams, formerly managing director of a noted UK recruitment business, now works
as an actor, writer, and business consultant. He lives in Berkshire, England.
Title: The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story
Authors: Bob Holly with Ross Williams
Publisher: ECW Press
Distributor: Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
Publication date: April 2013
Price: $19.95 U.S. / CDN
Specifications: 6 x 9″, 292 pages pb