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Vince McMahon Had No Idea EC3 Once Worked In WWE

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• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 63rd birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Doink The Clown” Matt Borne (Real name: Matthew Osborne).

He 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’.

After his WWF days, he joined NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) in his Doink gear, but only used parts of the face paint, under the ring name “Borne Again”.


July 27, 1957 – June 28, 2013

• Vince McMahon Had No Idea EC3 Once Worked In WWE

During a recent interview with Wrestletalk, Impact Wrestling star EC3 revealed that Vince McMahon had no idea he once worked in WWE NXT as Derrick Bateman.

Vince was informed of this when him and the WWE creative team were watching Impact Wrestling and Vince wanted to sign EC3.

Below is what EC3 said:

“I think [Vince McMahon] had no clue. I actually heard one time, there was a meeting and they were watching IMPACT and I came out and I don’t even remember who told me, but somebody in creative, and [Vince] was like ‘Who is this guy? We should get him’. They’re like, ‘Derrick Bateman.’ He’s like, ‘who?’”

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