WTF Friday: Dink the Clown
If you have never seen the beginning of Doink the Clown, you should. The original heel Doink the Clown was awesome.
Played by Matt Obourne, Doink was the perfect mixture of crazy clown but good wrestler. Bobby Heenan always put over how much Doink could wrestle.
But once the WWF decided to turn Doink face, and also fire Matt Osbourne, the character took a complete nose dive. Nothing about face Doink was good. Instead of being a scary heel, he became a face that turned into a joke.
And it was made even worse by the addition of Dink, a midget clown given to Doink by Santa Claus. That’s pretty much when Doink died and became irrelevant.
Justin C (@JCWonka)