19. Old School Wrestling Veteran Passes Away
Old School Wrestling Veteran “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers has passed away at the age of 65. Most Old School Fans remember Somers from his AWA days, where he formed a Tag Team with “Playboy” Buddy Rose.
Their feud with the Midnight Rockers Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels is legendary and they had some of the best matches in the long and illustrious history of Verne Gagne’s AWA territory.
In 1991 he had a brief stint in WCW as “Doug Summers”, where he lost to Van Hammer at the annual Halloween Havoc PPV.
Doug jumped ship the following year in 1992, when he worked for the World Wrestling Federation as an enhancement talent, putting over WWF Superstars like Bret Hart, Tatanka, Jim Duggan, El Matador, Owen Hart & The Big Bossman.
He would still occassionally wrestle on the independent scene until he retired from professional wrestling in 2012.
The cause of death has yet to be revealed.
We extend our condolences to Somers’ family, friends and fans.
† Rest In Peace Douglas Duane Somerson
September 22, 1951 – May 16, 2017