DVD Review: You Shoot With “Hardcore” Bob Holly

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DVD Review : You Shoot with Bob Holly

Reviewed by Steven Wilson of MainEventRadio.com

When you think of former WWE superstar Bob Holly your likely to think of the racing character “Sparky Plug” from the WWF in the 1990’s, otherwise you likely will think of the controversial shoot incidents he had in the WWE during the final years of his run there. One thing’s for certain, Bob Holly is not well liked individual, some may respect him, while others absolutely hate him, but very few have a kind word to say about Bob Holly so to say the least that makes him a good candidate to sit down and go on the record with the public during the latest installment of the You Shoot series from Kayfabe Commentaries.

The DVD starts off with the expected progression from training to Smoky Mountain Wrestling to entering the WWE and hating the name Sparky Plugg. From there his days in the New Midnight Express and eventually becoming Hardcore Holly are talked about. Along the way Holly offers some interesting stories such as telling off the clique and whether he ever thought about jumping ship to WCW during the Monday night wars.

The meat and vegetables of this DVD then begins as the interesting topics and questions for Bob Holly do not revolve around the progression of his career but rather with the controversies that garner internet press and the reputation of being a bully. Holly is accosted by large shirtless men in submitted videos and numerous emails about working stiff with people in the ring and incidents with the likes of Matt Capottelli, Rene Dupree, Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. Holly holds nothing back in addressing each one, providing information that wasn’t provided in the many internet reports at the time of the various incidents and explains why his so called stiff ring work is overblown.

Beyond that some other topics covered include whether he would consider jumping to the MMA world (including a challenge for Brock Lesnar), just how bad his pain killer addiction was, whether he used steroids and whether those in the WWE locker room use them, and whether or not Molly Holly has a naughty side (she apparently does!)

One of the things that I looked forwarding to seeing is what type of games host Sean Oliver would play with Bob Holly, After all You Shoot has come to be known for some of its crazy games and Bob Holly doesn’t come off as the type to play games. However, as they always do, the guys at Kayfabe come up with something unique to suit their guest, this time around they feature a hilarious “How would Bob Holly kick their ass” where Bob comes up with some crazy ideas to inflict pain and torture on people in the business that he doesn’t see eye to eye with like Ken Kennedy. As you know by now Holly is rather hated amongst wrestling fans so a game debating on who is more hated than Bob Holly is featured and then a debate on who is tougher than Bob. The You Shoot classic of What’s in the bag returns as well.

The most appealing aspect of this DVD is finally hearing Bob Holly’s side of a long controversy filled story. I think there is a lot to be learned from this DVD, that is if you want to learn something. Holly eludes to numerous times in this DVD that people will believe what they want to believe.

There is 2 sides to every story and I think the You Shoot with Bob Holly DVD is a must see for any Bob Holly hater because it sets the record straight on so many things. As the back of the DVD cover states, Bob Holly…Bully? Coward? Or misunderstood, You be the judge. Ive never been a big fan of Bob Holly, I respect him as a guy who was employed that long by the WWE has to have talent, and after watching this DVD, my judgement is he is somewhat misunderstood.

You Shoot with Bob Holly is now available on DVD from Kayfabe Commentaries. For more information or to order your own copy check out www.kayfabecommentaries.com and to read my previous reviews check out www.maineventradio.com and stalk me on twitter via twitter.com/wrestlingreview

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