Wrestling By The Numbers: Doug Furnas
Wrestling By The Numbers: Dwayne ‘Doug Furnas’ Feely
This past Friday the wrestling world learned the sad news that legendary tag-team wrestler Doug Furnas had passed away. The 50-year-old Commerce Oklahoma native had been battling Alzeimer’s Disease for the past 12-years and passed away in his sleep from atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease. Before entering professional wrestling, Furnas had a legendary powerlifting career in both the squat and deadlift competitions while competing for the University Of Tennessee. To this day he still holds multiple national collegiate records. He debuted inside the squared circle in 1986 competing for Continental Championship Wrestling where he feuded with the likes of Kevin Sullivan, Buddy Landell, Lord Humongous & the late Terry Gordy.
In 1989 Furnas first debuted in Japan working for All Japan Pro Wrestling where he gained his greatest success while teaming with Dan Krofatt as The Can-Am Express. The tag-team was tops in the business during their 4-year run with the organization where they became 5-time AJPW All Asian Tag-Team Champions. While competing in AJPW Furnas and Krofatt were also able to compete occasionally in both World Championship Wrestling and Mexico’s Universal Wrestling Association. In 1996, 1997 and 1998 Furnas spent time with Krofatt in both World Wrestling Entertainment and Extreme Championship Wrestling.
It was first reported in the year 2000 in an edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Doug Furnas had been diagnosed with an early form of Alzeimer’s Disease and was retiring from the business after a 14-year career. After leaving the business Furnas ran a group home in San Diego for abused boys and was known as a farmer who raised bucking stock rodeo bulls for sale. He is survived by his wife, parents, three sisters, a brother and numerous nieces and nephews.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Dwayne ‘Doug Furnas’ Feely by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 4 Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 10 Matches on WWE Raw Supershow.
* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE Raw Supershow.
* 4 Matches on WWE Superstars.
World Championship Wrestling:
* 1 Match on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 2 Matches on WCW Clash Of The Champions.
Extreme Championship Wrestling:
* 1 Match on ECW Pay-Per-View.
* 6 Matches on ECW Home Video Releases.