Can you clarify for the less knowledgeable how long Borne portrayed Doink (from when to when) and perhaps clear up who all played Doink during the characters WWF/E tenure. I know of a guy named Ray something, but were there others?
Sure. Borne was the original, came in around January of 93 with the debut of RAW and lasted until sometime around Survivor Series of that year. I still can't pin down the exact date of the change, but it's around the time he turned babyface, which was against his wishes. He quit/got fired (depending on who you ask of course) and was replaced by indy guy Ray Apollo (real name Licachelli) who was noticeably taller. That's the Doink with the different costume and all the midgets and stuff. Steve Keirn would play Doink when a second one was needed for switches, and Steve Lombardi would sometimes do house shows or double for Apollo and finally took over the gimmick for good when they'd bring it back for nostalgia things like the Slammies in the 90s or whatever. In 2004 Doink was played by Nick Dinsmore for a few appearances before he got the Eugene gimmick. Those are the ones who played Doink in WWE, and then a wide variety of indy geeks used the gimmick after Borne left originally. You can basically rent the costume and makeup now and put anyone in the suit.