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Moondog Mayne
Lonnie Mayne
Moondog Mayne - Wrestling Annual - June 1975.jpg
Birth nameRonald Doyle Mayne
Born(1944-09-12)September 12, 1944[1]
Fairfax, California, United States[1]
DiedAugust 14, 1978(1978-08-14) (aged 33)[1]
San Bernardino, California
Professional wrestling career
Moondog Mayne[1]
The Blond Bomber[1]
The One Man Gang[1]
Mad Dog Mayne[1]
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Billed weight275 lb (125 kg)[1]
Billed fromPortland, Oregon
Trained byKen Mayne
Jules Strongbow
Debut1967

Ronald Doyle "Lonnie" Mayne (September 12, 1943 - August 14, 1978) was an American professional wrestler in the 1960s and 1970s who frequently went by the name Moondog Mayne. He wrestled in various National Wrestling Alliance territories, as well as the World Wrestling Federation.

Early life

Born in Fairfax, California, Mayne grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the College of Southern Utah where he was an All American in Football. Lonnie's father Ken was a professional wrestler, and Lonnie chose to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional wrestler as well.[1][2][3][4][5]

Professional wrestling career

Lonnie won his first NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) by defeating then-champion Pat Patterson on December 29, 1973 in San Francisco. At the time, Lonnie was a villainous "heel" and Patterson was the good guy "face". Although the two had a long-standing feud, both before and after Lonnie defeated Patterson for the heavyweight belt, they eventually teamed to win the NWA (San Francisco version) tag team title. This occurred on August 8, 1975 in San Francisco when they defeated The Invaders.

During the 1970s, Mayne allied with Oregon wrestler "Tough" Tony Borne, teaming together in tag team bouts and they also wrestled separately. They were initially "bad guys" and later become "good guys", making themselves two of the most popular wrestlers in the Pacific Northwest. During his time in Oregon, Apache Bull Ramos broke Mayne's arm, causing the bone to stick out through the skin.[6]

Death

He died the day after he was injured in an automobile accident on August 14, 1978.

Championships and accomplishments

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "OWW: Mayne Bio". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Kayfabe Memories". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Bodyslam Bio". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Moondog Spot, Joey Rossi Remembered". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ Oliver, Greg (October 13, 2004). ""Apache" Bull Ramos still battling". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved .
  7. ^ a b Rodgers, Mike (2004). "Regional Territories: PNW #16". KayfabeMemories.com.

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