Originally Posted by TomasThunder619
The Holly Cousins were awesome for a undercard team.
The injuries were a big part of his career. Do you think he could ever win a world title, if not the injuries?
Atleast in ECW, yes once he got over with completing the match in spite of an early injury but I personally feel he got caught in the wrong era where gimmicks, promo and mic skills mattered more than toughness and wrestling. Even so, he could have used a Shooter Heel gimmick along with an eloquent manager. Injuries and lack of proper gimmick in a gimmick oriented era killed him.
Holly seemed like a guy that was going to have a job forever, like Val Venis and Scotty 2 Hotty but all of a sudden they got released one by one. He's had a decent career but I definitely wouldn't classify him as a legend. Does having a long WWF career make him a legend? I mean look at the gap between 1995 to 1998 of doing something significant. His best work was definitely as a heel, it just fits his personality. His run in ECW was surprisingly fun, I remember he got his brutal cut on his back during one of his first matches there. His run with Cody sucked. Don't miss the guy. Was pretty good in the ring (I think better than most people think), but flat on the mic and he didn't have the greatest look either, so not World Title material.
Yeah, as I said above, he was in the wrong era where what you do outside your match matters as much if not more than what you do in the match. He was not as talented as say Arn Anderson but had more talent than a few guys who made it to the top. A shooter gimmick with a good manager would have done wonders. Brock, for as good as he is in fighting, needed Heyman to do the talking when he was launched. Holly never got that opportunity.
As far as legend status goes, it is debatable for he is not a outright legend and at the same time was not a also-there having challenged for WWE as well as ECW title after his injury prone period had started and did the Hardcore title a world of good along with the other guys mentioned above.
As you said, neither do I miss him, but he was a good worker and cannot overlook that.
P.S: He had a beautiful Drop Kick too.