Doug Somers

 

 

Title History

  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Tank Patton (April ??, 1977);
  • NWA Tri State Tag Team titles w/Ron MacFarlane defeating Eddie & Tommy Gilbert (????, 1980);
  • NWA Tri State Tag Team titles w/Ron MacFarlane defeating Ron Sexton & Hector Guerrero (????, 1980);
  • NWA Tri State Tag Team titles w/Porkchop Cash defeating Eric Embry & Frank Hill (October ??, 1981);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Buddy Rose defeating Scott Hall & Curt Hennig (January 18, 1986);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Soldat Ustinov (Doug Somers replaced Boris Zhukoff);

Career History

  • Doug Somers was a part of the ring crew as a teenager in the middle 60s, then he refereed, then wrestled for two decades..
  • Doug Somers spent time in Mid-Atlantic, Georgia, Central States, Florida, Mid-South, the AWA and others..
  • Doug Somers replaced Boris Zhukoff when he jumped to the WWF, as the Tag Team championship partner of Soldat Ustinov..
  • Doug Somers is most famous for forming a dominant team with Playboy Buddy Rose in the AWA, winning the AWA Tag Team titles..
  • January 25, 1986 – AWA: Buck Zumhofe defeated Doug Somers.
  • February 14, 1986 – AWA: Marty Jannetty defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 4, 1986 – AWA: Scott Hall defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 11, 1986 – AWA: Shawn Michaels defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 15, 1986 – AWA: Brad Rheingans defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 16, 1986 – AWA: Leon White defeated Doug Somers.
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Doug Somers & Buddy Rose beat The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels)..
  • April 24, 1986 – Pro Wrestling USA: Mike Rotunda defeated Doug Somers.
  • May 17, 1986 – AWA: Buddy Rose & Doug Somers defeated Curt Hennig & Scott Hall to win the world tag team titles.
  • June 8, 1986 – AWA: Marty Jannetty defeated Doug Somers.
  • June 28, 1986 – AWA Battle by the Bay: The Midnight Rockers & Curt Hennig beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers & Alexis Smirnoff..
  • July 15, 1986 – AWA: Buddy Rose & Doug Somers defeated Chad Pardoe & Jake Milliman to retain the world tag titles.
  • July 18, 1986 – AWA: Curt Hennig & Scott Hall defeated Col. DeBeers & Doug Somers.
  • August 5, 1986 – AWA: Doug Somers defeated Kurt Gunther. Curt Hennig, Greg Gagne & Jimmy Snuka defeated Col. DeBeers, Doug Somers & Larry Zbyszko.
  • August 19, 1986 – AWA: Brad Rheingans defeated Doug Somers.
  • September 16, 1986 – AWA: Buddy Rose & Doug Somers defeated Clement Fields & Pablo Crenshaw.
  • November 8, 1986 – AWA: Scott Hall defeated Doug Somers.
  • December 25, 1986 – AWA Brawl: The Midnight Rockers defeated Buddy Rose & Doug Somers in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • January 27, 1987 – AWA:  The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to win the world tag team titles.
  • February 1, 8, 1987 – AWA: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to retain the world tag team titles.
  • February 27, 1987 – AWA: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Doug Somers & Kevin Kelly to retain the world tag team titles.
  • February 28, 1987 – AWA: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Boris Zhukov & Doug Somers to retain the world tag team titles.
  • March 6, 1987 – AWA: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Boris Zhukov & Doug Somers to retain the world tag team titles.
  • March 27, 1987 – AWA: The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Doug Somers & Kevin Kelly in a steel cage match to retain the world tag team titles.
  • April 26, 1987 – AWA: Curt Hennig defeated Doug Somers.
  • May 1, 1987 – AWA: Ricky Santana & The Assassin defeated Doug Somers & Kevin Kelly.
  • May 21, 1988 – NWF: Afa & Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Rose & Doug Somers.
  • June 28, 1991 – GWF TV Taping: Brian Adias & Gary Young defeated Doug Somers & Kenny The Stinger. Chris Walker defeated Doug Somer in the 1st round of the Television title tournament.
  • October 27, 1991 – WCW Halloween Havoc: Van Hammer defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 7, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 21, 1992 – Superstars: Owen Hart defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 28, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: El Matador defeated Doug Somers.
  • April 5, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Bret Hart defeated Doug Somers.
  • April 11, 1992 – Superstars: Jim Duggan and Sgt. Slaughter defeated Doug Somers and Larry Stephens.
  • September 6, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Big Boss Man defeated Doug Somers.
  • September 12, 1992 – Superstars: The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated Doug Somers and Joe Turner to retain the world tag team titles.
  • September 22, 2007–All-Star Championship Wrestling: Doug Sommers beat Ken Timbs Jr. | Doug Sommers beat Billy Knight
  • September 26, 2007–New World Wrestling: Doug Sommers defeated Mark Allen (w/Mr. Terry Allen)..
  • March 29, 2008–New World Wrestling: Doug Summers defeated David Loomis in Plymouth, Massachusett ..
  • April 5, 2008–New World Wrestling: Doug Summers defeated David Loomis in Sandwich, Massachusetts..
  • May 3, 2008–AWA: Chic Donovan and Tommy Rich defeated Dennis Condrey and Doug Somers.
  • August 3, 2008–Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Doug Somers vs. Chick Donovan ended in a double disqualification..
  • September 20, 2008–Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers defeated Ken Timbs Jr..
  • February 20, 2010–UIW: Robert Gibson defeated Doug Somers by disqualification.
  • March 6, 2010–UIW: Colt Derringer and Doug Somers defeated Bulldog Raines and Josh Stone.
  • March 20, 2010–UIW: Bull Buchanan defeated Doug Somers by disqualification.
  • April 23, 2010–Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Bull Buchanan defeated “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers after interference from JW Outlaw..
  • May 1, 2010–UIW: Doug Somers defeated Glacier to retain the heavyweight title.
  • August 20, 2010–UIW: Billy Knight defeated Doug Somers.
  • October 15, 2010–UIW: Doug Somers defeated Al Horne.
  • October 22, 2010–UIW: Doug Somers and Pretty Boy Floyd defeated Billy Jack and Billy Knight to retain the tag titles.
  • November 27, 2010–UIW: Billy Knight and Chic Donovan defeated Doug Somers and Pretty Boy Floyd by disqualification. Somers & Floyd retains the tag titles.
  • March 4, 2011–UIW: Bull Buchanan and Doug Somers defeated Murder-1 and Rob Adonis by disqualification.
  • April 15, 2011–UIW: Murder-1 and Rob Adonis defeated Bull Buchanan and Doug Somers to retain the tag titles.
  • April 23, 2011–UIW: Cru Jones defeated Doug Somers.
  • August 19, 2011–UIW: Doug Somers vs. Steven Stryder ended in a no contest.
  • September 2, 2011–NWA PSW: Doug Somers defeated Mike Posey.
  • September 17, 2011–UIW: Frankie Valentine defeated Doug Somers by disqualification.
  • October 15, 2011–UIW: Doug Somers vs. Frankie Valentine ended in a double count-out.
  • October 28, 2011–PSW: Brian Alexander defeated Doug Somers to retain the heavyweight title.
  • October 29, 2011–UIW: Frankie Valentine defeated Doug Somers in a steel cage match.
  • October 30, 2011–RPW: Frankie Valentine defeated Doug Somers in a first blood match.
  • May 16, 2017: It was confirmed that Doug Somers died today at the age of 65.
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