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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - RIP Matt "Doink The Clown" Osbourne
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#1 Posted on 28.6.13 1400.31
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PWInsider is reporting that Matt Osbourne aka Matt Bourne and of course, best known as Doink The Clown, passed away in Texas. He was found dead by his girlfriend just weeks before his 57th birthday.

http://pwinsider.com/article/78562/matt-borne-osbourne-the-original-doink-the-clown-passes-away.html?p=1
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#2 Posted on 28.6.13 1410.28
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[link wwe.com's headline could have been more specific.]http://www.wwe.com/inside/doink-the-clown-passes-26127796
The headline could have been more specific.[/link]

Matt Bourne was off course the best Doink. I mainly knew him from his work as Doink. Heel Doink in 1992 was pretty fantastic, with the stump puller and the evil clown music.
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#3 Posted on 28.6.13 1418.07
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For as much as the Doink gimmick gets for being a relic of its time, you could also make the argument that it was ahead of its time. A couple of tweaks and Doink was essentially the Joker, and Bourne did a great job of playing up Doink's crazy side.
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#4 Posted on 28.6.13 1421.59
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    For as much as the Doink gimmick gets for being a relic of its time, you could also make the argument that it was ahead of its time. A couple of tweaks and Doink was essentially the Joker, and Bourne did a great job of playing up Doink's crazy side.

I think all the criticism you mention is aimed purely at the midget-sidekicked babyface Doink from the latter years. Original evil clown Doink is almost universally praised from what I've seen over the years, and still holds up to this day.
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#5 Posted on 28.6.13 1507.43
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big fan of "rat pack" era Matt Borne in Mid-South and his tag team with Buzz Sawyer in WCCW.
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#6 Posted on 28.6.13 1801.52
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The "Borne Again" gimmick he was using in ECW was pretty aces, as well. He was a great performer and it's another one gone before his time. RIP
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#7 Posted on 28.6.13 2018.23
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Had forgotten that Borne was part of a famous angle in Mid=South, the "gorilla suit" tag title match between DiBiase and Borne vs JYD and Mr Olympia (Jerry Stubbs).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqQAUgyRb_4
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#8 Posted on 28.6.13 2201.04
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The evil Doink that made little kids legit cry was the best!
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#9 Posted on 28.6.13 2335.39
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Also, Borne wrestled some guy named Ricky Steamboat in the third match on some show from Madison Square Garden on March 31, 1985.

Condolences to his family and friends. Thanks for the memories.
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#10 Posted on 30.6.13 2120.35
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Mick Foley (who else?) wrote a lovely rememberance of Bourne: https://www.facebook.com/RealMickFoley/posts/646275055402636
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With the hat he looks like a less ripped Billy Jack Haynes. Extremely underrated.
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