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"Pretty Boy" Doug Somers Dies At Age 65

Posted By James Walsh on 05/16/17


According to Pwinsider.com, former AWA World Tag Team champion “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers (real name Douglas Somerson) at the age of 65. The cause of death was not revealed. Somers was trained by former NWA World champion Harley Race and competed primarily for Verne Gagne’s AWA. He broke into the business working the ring crew for Gagne before moving up to refereeing and then wrestling. His most well known success was teaming with “Playboy” Buddy Rose to win the promotion’s tag team championship, defeating Scott Hall and Curt Hennig by countout. The duo, managed by Sherri Martel, were the first major feud for The Midnight Rockers, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty in the AWA.