The Spoiler headlined against WWWF Champion Pedro Morales in Madison Square Garden..
~~~The Spoiler wrestled without his mask because MSG had a rule banning masked wrestlers..
~~~A few months later, the rule was abolished in favour of the Lucha Libre legend Mil Mascaras..
1973: Don Jardine briefly wrestled as “The Super Destroyer” in the Carolinas and also in Verne Gagne’s AWA..
1979: Harley Race defeated The Spoiler to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title in Houston, Texas..
Don Jardine (as The Spoiler #1) formed “The Spoilers” tag team with several different partners in different areas..
~~~Spoiler #2 played by Bobby Duncum (Florida), Buddy Wolff (Oklahoma), Smasher Sloan (Texas), Butcher Vachon (??)Retirement:
Don Jardine has retired from wresting and lived with his wife in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada..
Don Jardine is known for being the man who trained The Undertaker – although that claim is disputed..
December 16, 2006: Don Jardine passed away from complications of a heart attack and leukemia at the age of 66..
Dave Meltzer (via WrestlingObserver.com) wrote: Don Jardine, whose style played a hand in the moves of of The Undertaker, was noted for his tremendous balance, as a 6-4, 275 pound man walked the ropes. Undertaker’s “old school” spot he does in most major matches is a take-off of that. Undertaker was originally billed when wrestling in Texas as the protege of Jardine, although he was more told by those in Texas when he started to emulate Jardine because of how well respected Jardine was as a tall agile heel.
Jardine was best known in Texas, where he was a long-time top heel for several different runs. He held the National heavyweight championship for Georgia Championship Wrestling when the promotion was purchased in 1984 by Vince McMahon, who bought it primarily for access to TBS. He went to WWF, but quit the business shortly afterwards.
March 24, 1940
Moncton, New Brunswick Lived in Tampa Bay, Florida Retired to Alberta (Canada)
Height and Weight
6'4" 250 lbs
1955 (Age 15)
Baby Face Jardine (Toronto, 1959) Sonny Cooper (AWA, 1961) The Butcher (Los Angeles, 1964) Butcher Jardine (Amarillo) Masked Enforcer #2 (San Francisco, 1967) The Spoiler (beginning in 1967) Original Super Destroyer (Carolinas, 73-75) Super Destroyer (AWA, 1977-1978)
Iron Claw Hold
Top Rope Elbow Smash
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