Sad news was reported this past week on June 28, 2013 according the WWE.COM. WWE’s Matt Osborne, The Original Doink is no longer with us.
I wanted to take the time to send the friends and family of Matt Osborne, as well as his friends inside and outside the WWE and worldwide my deepest condolences. I have enjoyed seeing the original Doink The Clown and his heelish ways. I think he was so important to the sadistic, scary side that heels and even faces play today in wrestling.
I also had the pleasure to enjoy gaming with Doink The Clown likenesses in such games like , Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game (WWF 95, Genesis) Showdown: Legends Of Wrestling and my personal favorite WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 as DLC. Despite the fact, THQ didn’t have his theme (it can be corrected by imported in a play-list on your hard drive) his move-set was one of the most authentic in a video game for him so far.
Matt Osborne thanks for everything! Rest In Peace.