|Birth name||Ronald Doyle Mayne|
|Born||September 12, 1944|
Fairfax, California, United States
|Died||August 14, 1978 (aged 33)|
San Bernardino, California
Susan Hutchins (m. 1970–1976)
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Lonnie Mayne|
The Blond Bomber
The One Man Gang
Mad Dog Mayne
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|Billed from||Crabtree, Oregon|
|Trained by||Ken Mayne|
Ronald Doyle "Lonnie" Mayne (September 12, 1944 – 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. He died the day after he was injured in an automobile accident.
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.
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.
Mayne was in an automobile crash on August 13, 1978, in Southern California, succumbing to his injuries one day later, on August 14, at the age of 33. At the time of his death, he was the reigning NWA United States Heavyweight Champion (San Francisco version) for the third time, survived by his wife Susan Hutchins.
Championships and accomplishments
- 50th State Big Time Wrestling
- Georgia Championship Wrestling
- NWA Big Time Wrestling
- NWA Hollywood Wrestling
- NWA San Francisco
- Pacific Northwest Wrestling
- Ring Around The Northwest Newsletter
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- "Kayfabe Memories". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- "Bodyslam Bio". Retrieved 2007-05-15.
- "Moondog Spot, Joey Rossi Remembered". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Oliver, Greg (October 13, 2004). ""Apache" Bull Ramos still battling". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- Rodgers, Mike (2004). "Regional Territories: PNW #16". KayfabeMemories.com.