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Jim Ross On Bob Holly Beating Up Rene Dupree, On If Bob Is A Bully

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 14, 2008) – Old School WWF Jobber Passed Away

On this day in 2008, we lost Old School WWF Enhancement Talent “Mad Dog” Mike Bell (Real name: Michael Bell) at the young age of 37 due to an inhalation induced heart attack.

Mike Bell wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1992 till 1995 and again sporadically until 2003.

He was also featured in his brother’s documentary movie ‘Bigger, Stronger, Faster’.


March 18, 1971 – December 14, 2008

• Jim Ross On Bob Holly Beating Up Rene Dupree, On If Bob Is A Bully

During a recent edition of Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recalled Bob Holly beating up Rene Dupree to teach him a lesson.

Below are the highlights:

On Bob Holly beating up Rene Dupree at a WWE Live Event:

“I remember, you don’t lie to Bob Holly. Bob started to let things go that he believes, in his view, a detriment to the business, and that is the boys having each other’s backs. Rene on that occasion did not have Bob Holly’s back. And then when he wouldn’t fess up to it, own up to it, as the story goes, it became Marshall law.

You never want, as an administrator, to endorse Marshall law on your locker room, but there sometimes are occasions, where you have to reluctantly look the other way for a few seconds, and that was one of those situations where, that was a house show that Bob was disciplining Rene, but you don’t endorse it, ‘Yeah, beat your teammate up.’

You don’t endorse it, but there are some old school principles that some guys brought with them from the beginnings of their career and through the territories and Bob Holly did that.

He’s an old school guy, he’s old school today. I would suggest that if you cross him today, and lied to him, or screwed his life, he’ll try to whip your ass, and more than likely, he will be successful. I don’t remember what, we might have done a fine, I’m not sure.”

On if Bob Holly was a bully:

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