Depending on how you look at him, Doink The Clown is one of the best products of WWE 's New Generation Era. October 17, 1993 Wrestling Challenge: Doink The Clown defeated Chris Duffy. 20 Apr 2023 12:31:39 Once the circus music started, WWE fans instantly knew that Doink the Clown was on his way to the ring. [4][5] Now as a fan favorite and with a new midget sidekick Dink, Doink was more of a comic relief character, but continued to pull pranks on other wrestlers (albeit more harmless and silly than outright cruel), mostly on heels like Lawler and Bobby Heenan, even throwing a bucket of confetti on Bam Bam Bigelow once. May 8, 2010 Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Doink the Clown (Matt Borne) vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan ended in a Double Count-out. October 23, 1993 Superstars: Doink The Clown defeated Barry Horowitz. April 7, 2005 Powerslam Pro Wrestling: Doink defeated The German Giant in Red Jacket. [1] His last match was a loss to George Wells in the Cow Palace on April 29, 1986. March 29, 2008 New World Wrestling: Doink the Clown defeated White Lion Jim Tanner. May 25, 2001 Superstars Of All-Star Wrestling: Doink The Clown (Dusty Wolfe) defeated Sheik Omar in Council Bluffs, IA. [20], After leaving WCW in 1992, Osborne returned to the World Wrestling Federation on September 21, 1992 in Manitoba, Canada at a WWF Superstars taping. January 15, 2006 Mid-South Wrestling Alliance: Doink the Clown (Dusty Wolfe) defeated Seth Allen. Finally, the final Doink, who still plays Doink any time they pull Doinks character out of the mothballs for some reason or another, is the Brooklyn Brawler/Steve Lombardi. July 2, 2012 RAW:Heath Slater defeated Doink the Clown. Eventually, Doink became a jobber, regularly losing to wrestlers like Jeff Jarrett, Hakushi, Waylon Mercy and, in his final televised match in September 1995, to Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Following his departure from the WWF, Borne appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling for a handful of matches as Doink. [4] On May 23, 2010 Doink the Clown, portrayed by Dusty Wolfe, interfered against Skandor Akbar and his men Dr. Knuckles and Rommel. May 26, 2007 Anarchy Championship Wrestling: Rory Fox defeated Doink The Clown (Dusty Wolfe). Copyright 2023 Fightful, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bar Room Brawl at Vengeance in 2003. [2] Doink is a clown (or evil clown) wearing traditional clown makeup (or a mask decorated to resemble such) and brightly colored clothes. October 14, 2011 TCW: Doink The Clown defeated Richie Adams. Perfect defeated Doink in their third match. [21] Borne would shortly thereafter become Doink the Clown, in a villainous clown gimmick that would frequently pull tricks on wrestlers at ringside as well as fans. May 3, 1993 RAW: Doink the Clown defeated The Kamikaze Kid. May 8, 1995 RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Doink The Clown by Submission. Watch WrestleMania and other WWE Premium Live Events on Flow. May 27, 2005 Superstar Wrestling Federation: Doink the Clown (Drake Tungsten?) He clashed with Crush at WrestleMania IX, a match which he won after the appearance of an identical Doink (played by Steve Keirn) from underneath the ring. Dutch Mantell narrated the first season, but Chris Jericho took over as the narrator for the next two seasons. Raw results, April 24, 2023: Bad Bunny challenged Damian Priest to a Street Fight at WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico! The sight of the Macho Midget distracted Doink long enough to be rolled up for a pinfall. Doink The Clown Appeared In The Crowd Competing as himself, he defeated Bill Jordan. May 27, 2005 Superstar Wrestling Federation: Doink (Drake Tungsten) defeated Scotty McKeever. Doink the Clown is a gimmick used by several wrestlers since the 1990s. WWE is saddened by the news that Matt Osborne, aka the original Doink the Clown, has passed away. March 24, 2007 Blackballd Wrestling Organization: Shatter defeated Nemo and Doink in a 3-WAY. With a. WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt said the suit was without merit and blamed the attorneys for taking advantage of the families involved. Doink The Clown defeated Lars Manderson. He would squirt children with trick flowers and delight in making little tykes cry. Doink spent the summer months of 1993 continuing his feud with Crush as well as successful house show runs against Marty Jannetty and the 1-2-3 Kid, as well as occasionally losing to higher profile opponents like Bret Hart or Tatanka. March 3, 2007 CIW: Doink the Clown and Nacho Libre defeated Mr. Main Event and Jim Rivard. [4] The new character debuted on March 27 for ISPW in New Jersey. Plus, get every WWE Premium Live Event and the worlds best TV and movies. This was followed four days later by another draw, this time to eventual WWF Champion Bret Hart in Elizabeth, NJ. February 27, 1993 Superstars:The Big Bossmandefeated Doink The Clown by disqualification. June 24, 2006 New York Wrestling Connection: Doink the Clown (???) August 4, 2007 NWF: Doink the Clown defeated Ryan Denholm. He's the author of the wrestling book, The Long Way Home. [19] Borne made his final pay-per-view appearance for the company on May 17, 1992 at WrestleWar, where he defeated Richard Morton;[19] and continued to make sporadic WCW TV appearances throughout the summer of 1992 before leaving the company. It was a simpler time in wrestling, and having a wrestler produce a double of himself only enhanced an underlying sense that Doink was fundamentally different from the other heels around him. Watch every Premium Live Event and enjoy some of your favorite WWE content on Shahid. Then, at the 1994 Survivor Series, Doink was joined by Dink, Pink, and Wink in a team collectively known as "Clowns R Us". Dink was introduced as a present to Doink the Clown by Santa Claus himself on an edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling that aired on November 27, 1993. The gleam in his eyes and his grin could not hide the twisted monster that lurked behind the clown makeup and costume. February 26, 2005: Doink the Clown defeated Big Daddy Kahuna in Adams, Massachusetts. After losing the match, all six midgets attacked Jerry Lawler and chased him from the ring. [14] The new character debuted on March 27 for ISPW in New Jersey. Watch every Premium Live Event and enjoy some of your favorite WWE content on Disney + HotStar. Language links are at the top of the page across from the title. ~~~Crush (Brian Adams) confronted Doink the Clown at ringside who only taunted Crush with his evil tricks. April 15, 2005 Superstars Of Wrestling: Doink The Clown defeated Beau James. Reynolds) in Painesville, Ohio. Plus, get every WWE Premium Live Event and the worlds best TV and movies. Several days later, Doink turned against Lawler, by inciting a mocking chant from the fans directed at him. March 23, 2007 Showcase Pro Wrestling: Doink defeated Mr. Wrestling IV. January 16, 1994 Wrestling Challenge: Doink The Clown defeated Rich Myers. There was Sky Low Low, a baldheaded 86-pound package of dynamite, and Little Beaver, who represented his Indian heritage proudly. Go to WWE Network. In the early days of his career, Giroux wrestled in many National Wrestling Alliance territories, for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, and in Germany, as well. November 11, 2005 Ted DiBiases Power Wrestling Alliance: Doink The Clown defeated Kamala. January 1993: Doink The Clown began showing up at TV events mengling with the fans and playing evil pranks. Doink the Clown is a professional wrestling persona originally and most popularly portrayed by Matt Osborne, who debuted the Doink persona in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1992. March 20, 1994 Wrestlemania X: Bam Bam Bigelow and. [7] Doink reemerged one last time in 1997 at the Slammy Awards and was attacked by Stone Cold Steve Austin, amidst crowd chants of "kill the clown".[1]. Dink was introduced as a present to Doink the Clown by Santa Claus himself on an edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling that aired on November 27, 1993. In retaliation Akbar called on the original Doink (Matt Borne). May 5, 2012 TCW: TCW International heavyweight champion Tim Storm defeated Doink The Clown to retain the title. Their antics throughout their matches would have the audience enjoying themselves to the highest degree. Arguably the most successful individual of his group in the late 1980s and early 90s was a man named Claude Giroux., This page was last edited on 27 November 2022, at 00:13. The beginnings of the Doink the Clown character were slow and subtle. Watch every Premium Live Event and get unlimited access to WWE's premium content - available to you anywhere, anytime, on any device. March 1, 1993 RAW: Doink the Clown defeated Koko B. Ware by Submission. August 21, 2010 ICW Super Brawl 1: Doink defeated Mike Callahan in Sierra Vista, Arizona. When Doink left the WWF, Dink followed suit. June 18, 2006 Mid South Wrestling: Ricky Morton defeated Doink the Clown. He also wrestled alongside some other now known names such as Al Snow and Terry Funk when wrestling for MTW. Plus, get every WWE Premium Live Event, your favorite shows, new movies, live sports, and more. Prestigious. October 4, 1993 RAW: Doink The Clown defeated Corey Student. He wielded a prosthetic arm as a weapon to level Crush and set them up for an in ring feud. In the 1990s, Claude Giroux followed that tradition after working for the WWF for about 6 months, appearing as miniature versions of several full-sized wrestlers. Doink is a playable character in Acclaim's 1994 video game, WWF Raw, Midway's WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (1995), and THQ's SmackDown vs. Then Giroux hit a homerun as Dink the Clown the mischievous sidekick of his big pal, Doink. Ray Apollo returned to play him in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven. September 13, 1993 RAW: Doink The Clown defeated Rich Myers. Pro Wrestling Illustrated, March 1993 issue, p.27. May 12, 2007 Big Time Wrestling: Gino Martino defeated Doink to retain the United States title. Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Tiger Jackson". May 9, 1994 RAW: Doink The Clown defeated Mike Terrance. September 13, 1993 - RAW: Doink The Clown defeated Rich Myers. January 20, 2007 Midwest Wrestling Alliance: Doink the Clown defeated Bad Boy. The return of Dark Side of The Ring was previously announced, and the subjects of the episodes have been confirmed. I know this because at the time I worked on the staff at my colleges arena and we had a WWF house show in January of 1994. On a December episode of Raw, Doink was given a present from Santa Claus in the form of a midget in the Doink costume, which he named Dink. Borne also would regularly referee matches while in Portland as that territory had only one primary referee (Sandy Barr) and it was not uncommon for wrestlers there to ref when not working a match: his officiating indeed became part of several major angles. The 2nd Doink at WrestleMania 9 was Steve Keirn, who continued to be the heel Doink after Matt Borne left the company. After his debut,Jackson helped Randy Savage out a few times but also went back to teaming with the Bushwhackers, this time working as The Macho Midget.. Giroux's best known imitation role was as "Dink the Clown,"[10] the slapstick partner of Doink the Clown (at the time played by Ray Apollo, the fourth and last wrestler to play Doink on a regular basis in the WWF). April 26, 2008 United States Wrestling Federation: Doink and Kamala (w/Kimchee) defeated Antoine Roy and Rush w/Vito Carlucci. [31], In June 2015, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against WWE, alleging that "WWE created a culture of violence and sacrificed Matt Osborne's brain for its own profit" which "led to further illnesses and injuries, including depression and drug abuse, which ultimately resulted in his untimely death." June 13, 2009 NWA Underground: Doink The Clown defeated Money Mike. It was not uncommon to see a group pup their tents in the World Wide Wrestling Federation for a few weeks, then pick up stakes and venture to the American Wrestling Association (AWA), then fly to Japan for an appearance. Visit Sony LIV to sign in or sign up and enjoy WWE's premium content. He would also briefly use the character in United States Wrestling Association in February before returning to WWF television in March. August 14, 1995 RAW: Waylon Mercy defeated Doink The Clown by Submission. On a December episode of Raw, Doink was given a present from Santa Claus in the form of a midget in the Doink costume, which he named Dink. Check out Doink the Clowns WWE Alumni profile here! ~~~The four Doinks were Luke and Butch of the Bushwhackers and Mabel and Mo of Men on a Mission plus their manager Oscar. This caused them to lose the Wrecking Ball Wrestling tag titles. Dink was a "gift" to Doink that completed his babyface turn in 1993, highlighting the durability of the gimmick even if it also humanised and forever tarnished the edge the original incarnation had. Or the jesters battling Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon at WrestleMania X? March 7, 1993 Wrestling Challenge: Doink The Clown defeated Joey Maggs. Osborne cited in a shoot interview that Bam Bam Bigelow did not like putting over Osborne. Dink was introduced as a present to Doink the Clown bySanta Claushimself on an edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling that aired on November 27, 1993. July 11, 2000 JCW Vol.1: Insane Clown Posse defeated Doink The Clown (Truth Martini) and Doink The Clown (Terek The Great). Other wrestlers, with far more tenuous connections to the clown persona, took it on for other small-time appearances. Watch WrestleMania and other WWE Premium Live Events on Flow. September 3, 2006 Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Doink The Clown defeated Judge Krush. That September, he reformed his tag team with Buzz Sawyer under the management of Percival Pringle III to win a one-day tournament to crown new World Tag Team Champions. When the Dink gimmick was phased out by 1995, Giroux left the WWF as well, working mainly on the independent circuit ever since. May 26, 2007 Big Time Wrestling: Doink and Kamala defeated Nick Steel and Wolfman. May 6, 2005 Georgia Championship Wrestling: Doink the Clown defeated Jeff Lewis. Tiger Jackson on his DInk WWE Character THE HANNIBAL TV 354K subscribers 8.3K views 6 years ago Tiger Jackson on "Dink" Character Former WWE little person star Tiger Jackson aka Dink aka. Last edited on 27 November 2022, at 00:13, "Slam! July 27, 2007 Power League Wrestling: Doink the Clown defeated Kreeper. However, his history is more complicated than it appears at first blush, including much more compelling beginnings than endings and changes to who played the gimmick. And there is no doubt that that has held true with the performances of these very special people who through the years have stood tall, and hopefully will continue to do so in years to come. Doink The Clown turned babyface and introduced a little clown sidekicked named. [6] The Beverly Brothers recruited "Little Louie" to even the sides but to little success falling to the combination of the Bushwhackers and Tiger Jackson time and again including a prime time loss on the "Road to WrestleMania IX" Special shown on March 28.[7]. In 2005, at WrestleReunion II Borne participated in an eight-man tag team match alongside Andrew Martin, Steve Corino and The Masked Superstar. [26] In early 2010, Osborne reinvented the Doink character to resemble Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight, nicknaming the incarnation 'Reborne Again'. Jackson's most known imitator role was as Dink the Clown, the slapstick partner of Doink The Clown. Even WWE Hall of Famer The Fabulous Moolah devoted some of her time and effort to training little ladies like Diamond Lil, Darling Dagmar and Princess Little Dove. RT @IANdrewTheGiant: Doink's in his smart/casual clown gear. Doink and Dink 5 of 8 At the height of WWE's cartoonish period in the early '90s, wrestling fans watched a short-lived team of a full-sized clown and a little-person clown. Through three seasons, Dark Side of the Ring has covered some of the most controversial topics in wrestling history, ranging from the Chris Benoit murder-suicide and the death of Owen Hart to the Montreal Screwjob and the Brawl for All. February 27, 1995 RAW: Doink The Clown defeated Bob Cook. January 28, 2005 Far North Wrestling: Doink the Clown defeated Lord Zoltan. However, his tenure with the company was short-lived due to personal problems.[25]. ~~~Josh Abercrombie defeated Zeroe (c) and Nacho Libre and Doink and Truth Martini and Zach Gowen in a 6-WAY. At Wrestlemania 10 Ray Licachelli became playing Doink and stayed the character until Doinks WWF end in 1995. July 21, 2007 Mr. Chainsaw Productions Wrestling: Josh Abercrombie won an Elimination match to win the MCPW World title. The spectacle of a literal clown having not only one, but two featured matches at WrestleMania (the second of which saw him team up with his sidekick Dink) is all enough for fans to look back on him with disdain. Osborne was found dead on June 28, 2013, in the Plano, Texas apartment he lived in. santander transfer between accounts,

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