Tony Borne

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Title History

 

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Bill Savage defeating Dan Manoukian & Kurt Von Poppenheim (July 2, 1959);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Ed Sullivan & Ed Francis (March 28, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (June 13, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Danny McShain defeating El Gladiator & Torbellino Blanco (July 15, 1960);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Ed Francis (September 7, 1960);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Soldat Gorky & Kurt Von Poppenheim (November 11, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Dan Manoukian defeating Hogan Wharton & Pepper Gomez (Febuary 17, 1961);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Ivan the Terrible defeating Oscar Salazar & Ciclon Negro (November 20, 1962);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (December 10, 1962);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Billy White Wolf (August 24, 1963);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (September 19, 1963);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating The Destroyer (April 10, 1964);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Omar Atlas & Nick Bockwinkel (June 17, 1964);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Killer Karl Kox (October 26, 1964);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Jay York defeating Bearcat Wright & Shag Thomas (January 31, 1966);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/John Tolos defeating Tom Geohagen & Paddy Barrett (May 9, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Professor Hiro defeating Billy White Wolf & Bearcat Wright (May 18, 1966);
  • NWA (Vancouver) World Tag Team titles w/John Tolos defeating ???????? (June ??, 1966);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/John Tolos defeating Haystacks Calhoun & Don Leo Jonathan (July 11, 1966);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Louie Tillet (July 25, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Pepper Martin (September 16, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Mr. Fuji defeating Shag Thomas & Rene Goulet (October 27, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Shag Thomas (November 10, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Shag Thomas & Pepper Martin (December 14, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Pat Patterson (December 18, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Paul Jones (January 5, 1967);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Paul Jones & Pepper Martin (March 9, 1967);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Ripper Collins (May 29, 1967);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Jim Osborne & Johnny Kostas (August 25, 1967);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Dean Ho & Johnny Kostas (September 22, 1967);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Kurt & Karl Von Steiger (May 13, 1969);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Tony Marino & Stan Stasiak (July 24, 1969);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Roger Kirby & Beauregard (December 13, 1969);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Haru Sasaki & Mr. Fuji (October 28, 1970);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Haru Sasaki & Moondog Mayne (November 28, 1970);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Norman Frederick Charles & Jonathan Boyd (April 17, 1972);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/The Claw defeating Dutch Savage & Moondog Mayne (September 2, 1972);
  • SCW Western States Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating ???????? (????, 1974);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Tony Borne is the father of Matt Borne..
  • Tony Borne was a mainstay in Portland Wrestling, where he was managed by Leo “The Lion” Newman..
  • Tony Borne had tremendous influence on Roddy Piper, Rick Martel, Buddy Rose, Rip Oliver, Billy Jack Haynes, and many others..
  • Tony Borne owns a Real Estate agency called Cinderella Realty —- in Milwaukie, Oregon..
  • August 27, 2010: Tony Borne passed away in Portland, Oregon at the age of 84.

    Dave Meltzer wrote: Anthony Osborne aka Tough Tony Borne passed away at his home at the age of 83. Borne, the father of Matt Borne aka Doink the Clown, had been in poor health of late and passed away just as his son was leaving the house to go on a flight in Dallas. Tony Borne was an international wrestling star, most famous in the Pacific Northwest as one of the area’s all-time legends. The late 60s tag team of Tough Tony Borne & Lonnie Mayne (before he became known as Moondog Mayne) was probably considered the greatest in the history of wrestling in that area. The pair held the Pacific Northwest tag team title 11 times. Borne also had great success as a small heel in Texas and was one of the most successful American wrestlers to ever work in Mexico. After his career as a full-time wrestler ended by the early 70s, Borne was well known running a real estate business out of Milwaukie, OR. For a short period of time, he was also the father-in-law of Buddy Rose.

 


Dory Funk Jr. wrote: Tough Tony Borne’s finishing hold was the Cannon Ball Jump from the top rope landing seat first on his opponent. Tough Tony’s standard offer was for anyone to lay down and take his Cannon Ball Jump from the top rope. If they were able to come to their feet within 30 seconds Tony would give them $500. Tough Tony took out wrestler after wrestler trying for the prize money. Finally, Dory Funk Sr. accepted the challenge however it was not Dory Funk Sr. who was going to lay down and take the Cannon Ball Jump but Funk asked his friend and Tag Team Partner, Ricky Romero, to take Tough Tony’s Cannon Ball Jump from the top rope with Dory Funk Sr. at ringside offering moral support. Ricky Romero laid in position and Tough Tony climbed to the top rope. Tony leaped high into the air and landed flush on the back of Ricky Romero. The clock started with the ring announcer, Steve Stack, calling the time as the seconds passed. 5, 4, 3, 2————-. Ricky Romero came to his feet beating the clock by a second. Tough Tony Borne was out $500 to Dory Funk Sr. and the following week a complete sell out was at the Amarillo Sports Arena to watch Dory Funk Sr. vs Tough Tony Borne. My condolences to the Family of Tough Tony Borne.