Although he debuted as a dark clown, Doink soon became a comedy character on WWF during the early 90s. This peaked when he was assigned a midget version of himself in Dink. Today, in this latest piece, we ask ‘Whatever Happened to’ Claude Giroux, the man who played Dink. Continue reading
Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative…but for various reasons….faded away. Those are the focus of this latest series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’.
30 years after the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino, the case is being looked into once again (Image courtesy of mma-roundup.blogspot.com)
I decided to write this article because two things happened this week, the death of Matthew Osbourne AKA Matt Borne and the reopening of the 30 year old cold case involving Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.
Now, a few years ago, a friend and myself were approached to write a book on this subject, but for various reasons, fell through. As great and as lighthearted pro wrestling can be…there is also another side…a much darker side. An underbelly if you will, that involves sex, lies, drugs, murder and cover-ups. There are many tales that I have heard or witnessed throughout the years and today, I will share just a few. Continue reading
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Yesterday (Friday 28 June 2013) the wrestling world lost Matt Osborne, perhaps best remembered as playing the first Doink the Clown in the WWF, after he was found dead in his Texas residence aged 55.
Osborne debuted in wrestling in late 1978, performing for various independent promotions including Mid-South. During his stint in the indys, Osborne participated in the inaugural Wrestlemania in 1985 when he faced Ricky Steambeat, in a losing effort, at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading