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 Petchesky » 7/03/13 1:27pm 7/03/13 1:27pm

Remembering The Violent Death Matches Between Bruiser And The Butcher, …

Dead Wrestler of the Week is an occasional feature in which we honor the sport's fallen and examine their legacies. In (belated) honor of Deadspin's Blood Week, we're looking back at the epic rivalry between Abdullah the Butcher and the late Bruiser Brody. » 2/08/12 11:45am 2/08/12 11:45am

(Un)dead Wrestler Of The Week: The Undertaker

An occasional feature in which we honor the sport's fallen and examine their legacies. Today we have a special edition of Dead Wrestler of the Week: The Undertaker, who defeated Triple H last night in WrestleMania 27 and who, while still very much alive, has long been a death-obsessed figure in a death-haunted sport. » 4/04/11 4:20pm 4/04/11 4:20pm

Dead Wrestler Of The Week: What Lance Cade's Death Means For Linda…

Every week or so, the Masked Man honors the wrestling's fallen and examines their legacies — famous and obscure alike. Today: Lance Cade, who died on Friday of heart failure. He was 29. Already his death has become an issue in former WWE CEO Linda McMahon's Senate campaign. » 8/18/10 1:45pm 8/18/10 1:45pm

Dead Wrestler Of The Week: Road Warrior Hawk

Every week, the Masked Man, Deadspin's pro wrestling correspondent, honors the sport's fallen and examines their legacies — famous and obscure alike. Today: Michael Hegstrand, aka Road Warrior Hawk, who died in 2003 of a heart attack. He was 46. » 6/30/10 7:35pm 6/30/10 7:35pm