Friday, February 24, 2012
"Pretty Boy" Doug Somers announces his retirement from professional wrestling
Doug Somers' official facebook page announced his official retirement today after 45 years in professional.
The message from Doug Somers:
"I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MY FANS AND FAMILY FOR 45 YEARS OF THE WRESTLING CAREER I HAVE HAD. IT IS TIME FOR ME TO STEP DOWN FROM THE RING DUE TO SICKNESS. I WILL ALWAYS BE THANKFUL TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU GUYS BUT SINCE OCT 2011 I HAVE HAD 2 STROKES, BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH RETROGRADE AMNESIA AND PARKINSON DISEASE BY THE DR. I WAS TOLD NO MORE WRESTLING. THANKS PRETTY BOY DOUG SOMERS"
Temple, GA resident "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers was best known for his stint in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the mid 1980's as part of a tag team with "Playboy" Buddy Rose, managed by Sherri Martell. Rose and Somers captured the AWA World Tag Team Champions by defeating Curt Hennig and Scott Hall in May 1986.
Throughout his career, he spent time in other promotions in Mid-Atlantic, Georgia, Central States, Florida and Mid-South. Somers most recently worked for NWA Rampage Pro Wrestling and Universal Independent Wrestling.