Spoiler / Super Destroyer
"I walk the top rope, as he did," Undertaker/ aka Mark Calaway said.
" Don Jardine is the man, old - school all the way ! "
The Spoiler jokingly puts a claw hold on Adrian Street backstage.
- photo by Mike Lano, WReaLano@aol.com
Mid-Atlantic, 1974. Everyone's favorite announcer David Crockett
interviews Super Destroyer (Don Jardine), Sonny King, Ivan Koloff and Johnny Valentine.
The Spoiler VS. Billy Travis from the Kiel Auditorium, August 10, 1984.
Taken from the Old School WWE Classics on Demand version with Commentary by Vince McMahon
Don Jardine / The Spoiler
Don Jardine started his wrestling career in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He learned to wrestle at a gym in his home town in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Some professional wrestlers encouraged Don to learn to wrestle because he was a big kid for his age. Whipper Billy Watson gave Don his break in wrestling.
A 12 week tour of Japan in 1963, was Don's first international tour. His toughest opponent was Ricki Dozan. Don made 9 tours to Japan in 1963, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1980. He wrestled for both All Japan & New Japan Wrestling. Wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation took him to 15 different countries, most states in the United States of America, and all across Canada.
Don Decided to become a Masked Man because he wanted to create a mystery
aura around himself. He felt that other masked wrestlers did not
take their roles serious enough & he also wanted to create a world
Jardine / The Spoiler
of the iron claw. Began wrestling in the late 50s. Became one of the top
masked wrestlers in the Southern U.S., particularly in Texas where The
Spoiler was created by Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) in 1967. Walked
the top rope like The Undertaker in the 1990s.