Ex-WWE Wrestler Doink the Clown Dies in Texas I remember staying up late to watch Portland Wrestling in all of it's Tom Peterson sponsored glory days. Matt's father, Tony, was a long time "good guy". Matt started out the same way before switching to the chaotic "Doink" persona. Those days, the Portland Metro area was a much different place, full of steel lunch box toting mill and factory workers, and wrestling was our kind of entertainment. I miss those simpler times.