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Portland Wrestlecast: Toni Rae Borne, daughter of a legend


We've talked about her since the very first episode of the Portland Wrestlecast. Now, Toni Rae Borne joins me to talk about her memories of Portland Wrestling.

Growing up as the sister of Matt Borne and the daughter of Portland legend "Tough" Tony Borne, hear her stories about growing up with a father in pro wrestling, traveling across the country, how her father told her about the realities of the wrestling business, and how she protected kayfabe even once fighting a girl from school.

Toni Rae also fondly recalls the man who was possibly the biggest star ever for Don Owen: "Moondog" Lonnie Mayne. She even talks a little bit about her brief and tumultuous marriage to "Playboy" Buddy Rose.

Toni Rae has a unique perspective on a very key part of Portland Wrestling: the 1960s and 70s, including a crowd of over 8,000 at the Portland Memorial Coliseum.

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