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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Robert William "Bob" Howard (born January 29, 1963) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his 15-year career with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/E) under the ring names Thurman "Sparky" Plugg, Bob "Spark Plug" Holly, Bombastic Bob and Hardcore Holly.<ref name="SLAM">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="SLAM!-release"/><ref name="HollyWilliams2013">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

After debuting in 1990, Holly worked for Smoky Mountain Wrestling and other independent promotions, before joining WWE full-time in 1994. Initially portraying the character of a NASCAR driver, Thurman "Sparky" Plugg, his name was soon changed to Bob "Spark Plug" Holly, before forming a team with Bodacious Bart, known as The New Midnight Express in 1998. After becoming known simply as "Hardcore Holly" in 1999, he was joined by on-screen cousins, Crash and Molly. In 2002, he suffered a broken neck, which sidelined him for over a year. Upon his return, he engaged in minor feuds with wrestlers such as Mr. Kennedy and Rob Van Dam, before forming a tag team with Cody Rhodes in 2007. Holly was released from WWE in 2009, returning to the independent circuit. He published his autobiography, The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story, in 2013.

During his career, Holly has held the WWF/E Hardcore Championship six times, the World Tag Team Championship three times (with 1–2–3 Kid, Crash Holly and Cody Rhodes), and the NWA World Tag Team Championship once with Bart Gunn.<ref name="wwe-history">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Robert William "Bob" Howard (born January 29, 1963) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his 15-year career with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/E) under the ring names Thurman "Sparky" Plugg, Bob "Spark Plug" Holly, Bombastic Bob and Hardcore Holly.<ref name="SLAM">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="SLAM!-release"/><ref name="HollyWilliams2013">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

After debuting in 1990, Holly worked for Smoky Mountain Wrestling and other independent promotions, before joining WWE full-time in 1994. Initially portraying the character of a NASCAR driver, Thurman "Sparky" Plugg, his name was soon changed to Bob "Spark Plug" Holly, before forming a team with Bodacious Bart, known as The New Midnight Express in 1998. After becoming known simply as "Hardcore Holly" in 1999, he was joined by on-screen cousins, Crash and Molly. In 2002, he suffered a broken neck, which sidelined him for over a year. Upon his return, he engaged in minor feuds with wrestlers such as Mr. Kennedy and Rob Van Dam, before forming a tag team with Cody Rhodes in 2007. Holly was released from WWE in 2009, returning to the independent circuit. He published his autobiography, The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story, in 2013.

During his career, Holly has held the WWF/E Hardcore Championship six times, the World Tag Team Championship three times (with 1–2–3 Kid, Crash Holly and Cody Rhodes), and the NWA World Tag Team Championship once with Bart Gunn.<ref name="wwe-history">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Hardcore Holly sections
Intro  Professional wrestling career  Personal life  In wrestling  Championships and accomplishments  Bibliography  Filmography  References  External links  

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