Clowns are often portrayed as jolly individuals who act funny to entertain children. However, that was far from the case when it came to Doink The Clown. The classic WWE character fell into the same category as other infamous clowns that terrorized children, becoming a true heel in every way.

Doink’s idea of flipping the norms proved to be a big success for the organization. During the most recent episode of “Something To Wrestle,” Bruce Prichard explained how much of the persona was based on reality. “It wasn’t really a role,” Prichard said. “It was just Matt with paint on and a wig.”

Several wrestlers have had the opportunity to wear the iconic Doink The Clown face paint. Matt Borne was the one who first played the character and had the biggest impact on it. Despite the fact that clowns are often thought of as pleasant, funny entertainers, Borne was never going to fight for that, according to Prichard.

If there was ever a perfect gimmick for someone, this was it for Matt Borne, because he embodied it. He was a perfect evil clown, and he legitimately hated going out there and having to entertain the kids, he hated that. So you had that really miserable, nasty clown.


Steve Lombardi, Jeff Jarrett, and even Chris Jericho have dressed up as Doink over the years. The gimmick’s most recent appearance was at the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2020. Let’s see if we ever have another chance to see it. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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