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

How One Man's Hard-Luck Journey Through The Indie Wrestling Circuit…

During his 10-plus year career, Nigel McGuinness, the former Ring of Honor World Champion, wasn't recognized much away from wrestling. There was that one time on the New York City subway, but he was commuting to a match and there were wrestling fans on the train. Being spotted in the Tampa delicatessen where he… » 2/14/13 2:15pm 2/14/13 2:15pm

The Latest Sports Stars To Show Up As WWE Raw Spectators: Steffi Graf…

Hot on the heels of Jon Gruden's appearance at a WWE event in Tampa, here's famed tennis love couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi catching last night's Raw from Agassi's hometown of Las Vegas. Graf doesn't seem so sure about the whole enterprise, while Agassi is especially excited to catch a glimpse of The Rock (who… » 1/29/13 9:00am 1/29/13 9:00am

2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Virgil, Pro Wrestling's Saddest…

It all began when we stumbled upon Lonely Virgil, after which we learned that many of you had your own Virgil story to share. In time, those stories also included run-ins with other has-been ex-pro wrestlers. And soon enough, Virgil learned that the Virgilbag was a thing. But then, just as quickly as it all began, the… » 1/04/13 10:15am 1/04/13 10:15am

Jerry "The King" Lawler Returned To WWE Tonight, Two Months After…

Two months after suffering a shocking on-air heart attack that led the WWE to assure viewers that "this is not part of the show," wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler returned to Raw tonight to deliver a heartfelt message to fans—though exactly how heartfelt we'll never know, because his speech was interrupted… » 11/12/12 9:35pm 11/12/12 9:35pm