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The W - Pro Wrestling - RIP Matt "Doink The Clown" Osbourne
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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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[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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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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    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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big fan of "rat pack" era Matt Borne in Mid-South and his tag team with Buzz Sawyer in WCCW.



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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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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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The evil Doink that made little kids legit cry was the best!



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Here are some more thoughts from a demented mind in Central Florida:
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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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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