|Doink the Clown|
Photo courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
I may be one of the few people out there who actually enjoyed Doink the Clown. When he first showed up in the WWF in late 1992, a lot people criticized the gimmick. I loved the idea of an evil clown terrorizing not just the fans, but the babyfaces too.
Doink for those who don't know was played by Matt Bourne, who wrestled on the very first Wrestlemania against Ricky Steamboat. He worked in regional promotions like Pacific Northwest and World Class, achieving success in tag team competition. In the early 90's he was WCW's Big Josh, a babyface lumberjack who held the 6 man tag team titles at one point.
|Doink vs. Crush|
Like all good things in wrestling, the heel Doink finally came to an end. It was on an episode of Monday Night Raw in the fall of 93 when the clown threw a bucket of water or confetti on commentator Bobby Heenan. A feud with Bam Bam Bigelow and Luna Vachon would follow with Doink picking up a little sidekick Dink. By this point the gimmick jumped the shark and was painful to watch.
|Doink vs. Heath Slater|