Bob Holly Talks Brock Lesnar Controversy, Attitude Era, WCW, Not Being Ready For World Title Picture

Wrestling INC: So there was no heat at all on your end for the incident or anything like that?

Holly: Oh, absolutely not. No, because he was trying to hold me. We got in the back and he was like, Bob, I was trying to hold you up. He had the flu anyway and he was like I was trying to hold ya. I was trying to reach for the back of his head. It just happened. It was an accident. The guy just got there. He hadn't been there very long, so it's not like he's going to start dumping people on their head and hurting people. He doesn't want to end up losing his job. There was no heat there whatsoever. He called me after I had my surgery and everything, called me, checked on me, and stuff like that. We've always had a great relationship. It's just people that decide, let me write a blog. Brock did it on purpose because Bob tried to sandbag him and then see how far that goes. It just spread like wildfires. It's people that weren't there. They don't know.

Wrestling INC: When you did come back you were put into the world title picture. I believe that was the first time in your career, right? That you had a PPV world title match?

Holly: Yep. First time and only time. [laughter] The thing is, I wasn't ready for that spot anyway.

Wrestling INC: Yeah, that's what I was just about to ask. That was kind of a big jump. Were you not ready for that then? Is that what you were saying.

Holly: No. No way was I ready. I was far from it because here I went, putting people over and getting wins here and there, few and far between. Putting people over, like what I said, I had no problem doing because I was making a good living at it. They'd keep me alive here and there and give me wins and put me in little story lines here and there and stuff, but throwing me out there with Brock in the world title picture? No. I wasn't ready for it. I'll be the first to admit it, I didn't want to be in that spot. I wasn't going to tell them. It's like, let me work myself up that way first and let me get comfortable and feel it out, stuff like that. But you can't tell them oh, I'm not ready. You just have to do what they want you to do. I was just doing what I was told to do and like I said, I'll be the first to tell you, I wasn't ready.

You can check out the first part of the interview here, where Holly discussed his early career, working as a job guy with Ricky Steamboat in WWF, working with Ric Flair in WCW, signing with WWF, being given the "Sparky Plugg" gimmick and much more. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the rest of our interview, where Holly discussed ending CM Punk's streak, working with Punk, hypocrisy with the WWE Wellness Policy, Ted Dibiase's release and much more. You can also follow him on Twitter @TheBobHolly.

You can also purchase his book, The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story, at Amazon.com by clicking here.

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