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  • "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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    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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      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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        Re: "petty Boy" Doug Somers passes away

        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.
        First set of inductees for Titans: Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Undertaker

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          Re: "petty Boy" Doug Somers passes away

          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.
          First set of inductees for Titans: Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Undertaker

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            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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              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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