Former WWE star Bob Holly was recently a guest on WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast, The Steve Austin Show. Holly signed with WWE back in 1994, after having served as a jobber for the company before in 1991. He lasted 15 years with WWE before being released in 2009.
During his time with the company; Holly won the WWE Hardcore Title six times, was a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion, and also captured the NWA World Tag Team Titles with Bodacious Bart. Over the course of his career, however, Holly developed an addiction to pain pills.
He opened up on the situation while speaking to Austin:
“When I broke my neck, I did end up getting into the pain pill thing and getting on those. And I was able to get off that stuff. And so, but that wasn’t easy, so I had to have help. I wrote about that in my book.
“I had to have help to get off that stuff and I did. But that was the worst I did. I didn’t get into the alcohol. I didn’t get into the cocaine. I didn’t get into anything heavy like that. I mean, I did steroids. Whoop-dee-doo.
“But that goes without saying. When I broke my neck, that was the worst, the heaviest I got into anything as far as that you shouldn’t be doing, but, like I said, I got off that and everything. I never drank and I never did anything else.” Holly explained, “I started taking too many [pills] and I was like, ‘this is ridiculous – I’ve got to stop,’ so I did.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions