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    Default "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers passes away

    Former AWA Tag Team Champion "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers passed away at the age of 65 this week.

    Somers, trained by WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race, spent most of his time in AWA but wrestled in several different promotions, including Mid-Atlantic Wrestling. He and "Playboy" Buddy Rose, managed by Sherri Martel, defeated Curt Hennig and Scott Hall for the AWA Tag Team Titles back in May 1986. Somers later did enhancement work for WWE and WCW but last wrestled an indie match in 2012. He unsuccessfully filed a lawsuit against WWE in 2011 over their use of AWA footage with his likeness..

    I remember the great matches and usually bloody matches with the Midnight Rockers

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    Default Re: "petty Boy" Doug Somers passes away

    Haven't seen much from Somers but his AWA feud w/ Buddy Rose vs. the Rockers is held in high regard.

    And this is as good a time as any to remind people that a young Chris Candido once said he'd rather be Doug Somers than Hulk Hogan. That story never gets old.

    RIP

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    Default Re: "petty Boy" Doug Somers passes away

    Quote Originally Posted by Baker
    Haven't seen much from Somers but his AWA feud w/ Buddy Rose vs. the Rockers is held in high regard.

    And this is as good a time as any to remind people that a young Chris Candido once said he'd rather be Doug Somers than Hulk Hogan. That story never gets old.

    RIP
    That's interesting. I need to see Somers' work.

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    Default Re: "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers passes away

    I remember the name, but when I googled him he didn't ring any bells. So weird, maybe its the first signs of dementia.

    Anyway,

    RIP Mr. Somers
    Hopefully, Chris Candido is waiting at the Pearly Gates to welcome you.

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