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An Honest yet one track book,
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This review is from: Hardcore Truth, The: The Bob Holly Story (Kindle Edition)
I'll start by saying, I wouldn't consider myself a Bob Holly fan, he was just one of those guys who was always around but never really seemed to click for me, but as a man who'd been around for every significant event (both on camera and off since 1995 or there abouts) I figured it would be a decent read.
It was and it wasn't. I can't fault the man for his honesty, just the presentation. Whereas the likes of Mick Foley got his version of events across with a compelling humour, Holly is content for a straight retelling (the best example of this are Holly's chapter on pranking versus Foley's similar chapter called "The Legend of the Penis suplex"), it doesn't make it bad per se, but against it's contemporaries it feels lacking.
The other problem is that the man himself has a very straight forward philosophy on life and events and all his retellings of events are essentially the same, if you want an insightful book this isn't it, every event he was present for is glossed over and given the same description "I lost respect for him right there, I'd have kicked his ass if he did that to me", add that to a downright humorous amount of mid chapter segues to take pointless potshots at both Triple H and Jeff Jarrett and the whole package is just disappointing.