Northwest Wrestling Legend, Father Of Doink The Clown Dies

Matt Boone

Anthony Osbourne, better known to wrestling fans as Tough Tony Borne, passed away this morning at his home. Osbourne was 83 years old at the time of his passing.

Borne is most recognized by today’s generation as the father of Matt Borne, who infamously portrayed the original Doink The Clown character in WWE.

The elder Borne had a legendary run in the Pacific Northwest as part of a tag-team alongside Lonnie Mayne (aka Moondog Mayne), holding the tag-team championships on 11 seperate occasions.

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