I have sad news for all of you today, particularly for those who are aware of the name Doug Furnas. The former professional wrestler and power lifter Doug Furnas is no more. At an age of 50, the former wrestler has breathed his last, as confirmed by David Haskins, a pro wrestler from State of Tennessee. Preliminary reports suggest that Furnas died of heart disease, but there is no official word on it, as of yet.
Remembering The Life of Doug Furnas
Furnas used to be a power lifter for The University of Tennessee and his record there in dead-lift and collegiate squat is still intact. Later, during the mid-1980s, Furnas entered the professional wrestling by debuting for Continental Championship Wrestling. Within this promotion, he had some great rivalries with well-known names such as Buddy Landell, Kevin Sullivan and Sid Vicious. Incidentally, Sid Vicious was more popular with a different in-ring name which was Lord Humongous at that time.
Later, Doug Furnas moved onto All Japan Pro Wrestling and held the AJPW Tag-Team Championship a number of times along with Phil Lafon, under a stable named “Can-Am Express.” In 1996, Doug Furnas and his tag team partner Lafon both moved into WWE, but, due to less fan appreciation, Furnas and Lafon jumped to ECW in the second half of 1997. Some of the feuds this tag team encountered in ECW are with Full Blooded Italians, Sabu-Rob Van Dam and Lance Storm-Chris Candido. Later, Doug Furnas started focusing on his singles career more, however that run didn’t last for long and he ultimately retired in 2000.
A Wrestling Match Between Dour Furnas & Masato Tanaka
After retirement, Doug Furnas reportedly was battling with Alzheimer’s disease. Later, he also suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Wrestler Speaks salutes the career of Doug Furnas and hopes his sole rests in peace.