Frankie Laine
Birth nameFrank Luhovy
BornApril 16, 1943
DiedMay 24, 2016 (aged 73)
Alvinston, Ontario, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Frankie Lane
Red Shadow [1]
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight225 lb (102 kg)

Frank Luhovy (April 16, 1943 – May 24, 2016), known as Cowboy Frankie Laine, was a Canadian professional wrestler.

Professional wrestling career

Laine wrestled throughout Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the United States. His career started in 1966 as a baby face along with his valet Peggy Laine in Ontario and later in Alberta. Into the early-1970s he wrestled in California and headlined cards in Los Angeles against Goliath and Black Gordman. In the mid-to-late-1970s he was again in Alberta at Stampede Wrestling. Into 1980 he was in the Detroit and Toronto areas. As well he teamed with Dutch Mantel as heels in a bloody feud against Carlos Colon and Victor Jovica as Los Vaqueros Locos and helped sell out the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico for 13 weeks straight. In 1985 he worked as a prelim wrestler for the WWF losing to their main stars mostly on TV shows. Luhovy also worked as a promoter for WWE in London, Ontario.

Post Retirement

After retiring from wrestling, Laine ran his family's 700-acre farm in Alvinston, Ontario.[1] When Owen Hart was accidentally killed in a wrestling stunt, Laine claimed that promoters' greed had led to Hart's death.[1]


Laine died in Petrolia, Ontario, on May 24, 2016, of multiple sclerosis.

Championships and accomplishments