Dead Wrestler Of The Week: “Maniac” Matt Borne, AKA Doink The Clown

When Matt Osborne died on Friday, the news rang out far and wide. Fox Sports: "Report: Doink the Clown dead at 56." TMZ: "Doink the Clown Pro Wrestler Dies at 55." New York Daily News: "Ex-WWE wrestler Doink the Clown dead at 55." The implication was that the role had overtaken its actor. As this site's Barry… » 7/03/13 1:27pm 7/03/13 1:27pm

The Greatest Doink The Clown Story Ever

Former wrestler Matt Osborne—aka Doink the Clown—died a few days ago. Justin Halpern, bestselling author and co-creator of the upcoming Fox sitcom Surviving Jack, told us this story about working with Doink way back in 1998. Halpern believes the Doink mentioned here is Osborne, but given that Doink was portrayed by… » 7/02/13 4:49pm 7/02/13 4:49pm

Matt "Doink The Clown" Osborne Has Died

Matt Osborne, a wrestling lifer who will forever be known as a symbol of the WWF's cartoonish early-'90s era, was found dead this morning in Texas. He was 57. » 6/28/13 3:48pm 6/28/13 3:48pm

Doink The Clown Has The Shits: More Wrestler Run-Ins

Inspired by the saga of "Wrestling Superstar Virgil," we continue with readers' encounters with the titans of the squared circle. If you've had your own run-in with wrestlers past or present, e-mail us, subject line "Virgilbag." » 7/13/12 12:00pm 7/13/12 12:00pm