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Friday, June 28, 2013

R.I.P. Matt Borne aka Doink the Clown

RIP Doink the ClownSadly there is another death to report in the wrestling world, as Matt Borne (real name Matt Osborne) aka the original Doink the Clown has passed away at age 56.  Borne was a second generation wrestler as his father Tony Borne (who just passed away in 2010) was a wrestler in the 50's and 60's.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Rob Van Dam Set to Return to WWE at Money in the Bank

In a surprise announcement made in a video package at WWE's "Payback" pay-per-view, Rob Van Dam is set to return to the company at the "Money in the Bank" PPV.  Rumors swirled a couple of months ago when Van Dam showed up at the WWE Hall of Fame that a return may be imminent, but there was never any confirmation until the video earlier tonight.

Rob Van Dam was most recently seen in TNA just a few months back, but his entire time there has to be considered a major disappointment.  RVD floundered in meaningless matches for most of his time in TNA before getting a run as X-Division Champion.  We always felt like RVD wasn't utilized to his potential for most of his time in WWE, but TNA was much worse.  It always seemed like Paul Heyman was the only guy that really knew how to book RVD and bring out his main event star power.  I can't say I would be mad to see Van Dam join up with Heyman since he is an original "Paul Heyman guy. "