• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 28, 2013) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2013, we lost Old School WWF Veteran “Doink The Clown” Matt Borne (Real name: Matthew Osborne) at the age of 55 due to a drug overdose.
Matt Borne played the original Doink The Clown, which was a Heel gimmick, before others took over and the character turned babyface.
Pretty much everyone considers him to be by far the very best to ever play the role of Doink.
In 1991 & 1992, Matt also wrestled for World Championship Wrestling under the name ‘Big Josh’.
† REST IN PEACE MATT BORNE!
July 27, 1957 – June 28, 2013
• FOX Not Happy With Eric Bischoff Running SmackDown
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, FOX officials aren’t happy with the fact that Bischoff will be running SmackDown:
“At the end of the day you got three different people, three different elements, I mean I don’t know how it’s gonna go. I do know that the FOX people had no idea this was coming and they wanted the other guy [Heyman]. So that’s the stuff I know.”