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| image = [[File:DougSomers.jpg|230px]]
 
| image = [[File:DougSomers.jpg|230px]]
 
| names = {{PAGENAME}} <br> Doug Summers
 
| names = {{PAGENAME}} <br> Doug Summers
| height = 6 ft 3 in. (190 cm)
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| height = 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)
| weight = 246 lbs. (112 kg)
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| weight = 246 lbs (112 kg)
| birth_date = September 22, [[1951]]
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| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1951|9|22}}
 
| birth_place = [[Minneapolis, Minnesota]]
 
| birth_place = [[Minneapolis, Minnesota]]
 
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==Professional wrestling career==
 
==Professional wrestling career==
In Minneapolis in 1986 as part of [[Verne Gagne]]'s [[American Wrestling Association]] (AWA) Somers teamed up with [[Buddy Rose|"Playboy" Buddy Rose]] and manager [[Sherri Martel]].<ref name=post>{{cite web|url=http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/may/03/playboy_buddy_loved_making_us_laugh/|title='Playboy' Buddy loved making us laugh|author=Mooneyham, Mike|publisher=The Post and Courier|accessdate=2010-03-23|date=May 3, 2009}}</ref> The duo captured the [[AWA World Tag Team Championship]] by defeating [[Curt Hennig]] and [[Scott Hall]] via countout on May 17, 1986.<ref name=michaels>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/Bios/pf-michaels-shawn.html|title=Shawn Michaels|publisher=SLAM! Wrestling|accessdate=2010-03-23|date=March 12, 2005}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/Bios/pf-hall_scott.html|title=Scott Hall|publisher=SLAM! Wrestling |accessdate=2010-03-23|date=April 30, 2009}}</ref> They went on to feud with [[The Midnight Rockers]] ([[Shawn Michaels]] and [[Marty Jannetty]]) over the belts for the remainder of 1986, culminating with Michaels and Jannetty winning the title on January 17, 1987.<ref name=michaels/>
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In Minneapolis in 1986 as part of [[Verne Gagne]]'s [[American Wrestling Association]] (AWA) Somers teamed up with [[Buddy Rose|"Playboy" Buddy Rose]] and manager [[Sherri Martel]]. The duo captured the [[AWA World Tag Team Championship]] by defeating [[Curt Hennig]] and [[Scott Hall]] via countout on May 17, 1986. They went on to feud with [[The Midnight Rockers]] ([[Shawn Michaels]] and [[Marty Jannetty]]) over the belts for the remainder of 1986, culminating with Michaels and Jannetty winning the title on January 17, 1987.
   
 
Somers would continue to wrestle for the AWA as both a singles wrestler and tag team wrestler (with both [[Buddy Wolfe]] and [[Kevin Wacholz|Kevin Kelly]]) throughout 1987. He would also be a last minute replacement for [[Jim Barrell|Boris Zukhov]] (who jumped to the [[World Wrestling Entertainment|World Wrestling Federation]]) as [[Soldat Ustinov]]'s tag team partner in a title defense against [[Jerry Lawler]] and [[Bill Dundee]].
 
Somers would continue to wrestle for the AWA as both a singles wrestler and tag team wrestler (with both [[Buddy Wolfe]] and [[Kevin Wacholz|Kevin Kelly]]) throughout 1987. He would also be a last minute replacement for [[Jim Barrell|Boris Zukhov]] (who jumped to the [[World Wrestling Entertainment|World Wrestling Federation]]) as [[Soldat Ustinov]]'s tag team partner in a title defense against [[Jerry Lawler]] and [[Bill Dundee]].
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On May 1, 2011 at the Memorial Mayhem 2 show, Somers debuted for NWA Rampage. He was on guest commentary during the television title match between champion Jeremy Vain and Somers' trainee Frankie Valentine. Vain defeated Valentine after Somers turned on Valentine and cost him the match. Afterwards Somers attacked Valentine. On May 15 Somers accompanied Vain & Sal Rinauro to the ring during their semi-final match in the NWA RPW tag team title tournament against Valentine & Kyle Matthews. Matthews & Valentine won the match. Somers interferd several times in the match. On May 29 Somers interfered in the finals of the tournament between Valentine & Matthews and Cru Jones & Chip Day costing Valentine & Matthews the match.
 
On May 1, 2011 at the Memorial Mayhem 2 show, Somers debuted for NWA Rampage. He was on guest commentary during the television title match between champion Jeremy Vain and Somers' trainee Frankie Valentine. Vain defeated Valentine after Somers turned on Valentine and cost him the match. Afterwards Somers attacked Valentine. On May 15 Somers accompanied Vain & Sal Rinauro to the ring during their semi-final match in the NWA RPW tag team title tournament against Valentine & Kyle Matthews. Matthews & Valentine won the match. Somers interferd several times in the match. On May 29 Somers interfered in the finals of the tournament between Valentine & Matthews and Cru Jones & Chip Day costing Valentine & Matthews the match.
 
   
 
==In wrestling==
 
==In wrestling==
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*'''[[National Wrestling Alliance|NWA Western States Sports]]'''
 
*'''[[National Wrestling Alliance|NWA Western States Sports]]'''
 
:*[[NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship]] ([[NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship#Title history|1 time]])
 
:*[[NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship]] ([[NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship#Title history|1 time]])
 
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist|2}}
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/d/doug-somers.html Online World Of Wrestling Profile]
 
*[http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/d/doug-somers.html Online World Of Wrestling Profile]
   

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Doug Somers is a American Professional wrestler.

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Early life

Douglas Duane Somerson born September 22, 1951 in the heart of South Minneapolis, Minnesota is the youngest of seven children by Carl and Dorothy Somerson.

Professional wrestling career

In Minneapolis in 1986 as part of Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Association (AWA) Somers teamed up with "Playboy" Buddy Rose and manager Sherri Martel. The duo captured the AWA World Tag Team Championship by defeating Curt Hennig and Scott Hall via countout on May 17, 1986. They went on to feud with The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) over the belts for the remainder of 1986, culminating with Michaels and Jannetty winning the title on January 17, 1987.

Somers would continue to wrestle for the AWA as both a singles wrestler and tag team wrestler (with both Buddy Wolfe and Kevin Kelly) throughout 1987. He would also be a last minute replacement for Boris Zukhov (who jumped to the World Wrestling Federation) as Soldat Ustinov's tag team partner in a title defense against Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee.

Somers resurfaced in the AWA in 1989, managed by Johnny Valiant. Somers went on to wrestle on the independent circuit and for the Global Wrestling Federation in 1991, taking part in their TV title tournament. He has also wrestled for Georgia independent company Folkstyle Championship Wrestling, in a feud with Frankie Valentine.

On May 1, 2011 at the Memorial Mayhem 2 show, Somers debuted for NWA Rampage. He was on guest commentary during the television title match between champion Jeremy Vain and Somers' trainee Frankie Valentine. Vain defeated Valentine after Somers turned on Valentine and cost him the match. Afterwards Somers attacked Valentine. On May 15 Somers accompanied Vain & Sal Rinauro to the ring during their semi-final match in the NWA RPW tag team title tournament against Valentine & Kyle Matthews. Matthews & Valentine won the match. Somers interferd several times in the match. On May 29 Somers interfered in the finals of the tournament between Valentine & Matthews and Cru Jones & Chip Day costing Valentine & Matthews the match.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

External links

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