The Original Spoiler / Super Destroyer
Don Jardine

"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,

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 wide image.

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Don Jardine / The Spoiler

Master 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.

Was unmasked in Texas in 1972 by Billy "Red" Lyons and Red Bastein and identified as Don Jardine. He continued to wrestle under the mask as The Spoiler.

Held the Georgia-based NWA National title and was briefly billed as National champion in the WWF after they bought out Georgia Championship Wrestling in July 1984.

Promoted some shows in Tampa in 1993-94. Lives in Alberta.

"Don Jardine from Moncton, New Brunswick, is another likeable newcomer who is coming along in leaps and bounds under the tutelage of Whipper Billy Watson." (From THE RING, April 1960)

"Gary Hart showed up here with Spoiler 1, a 275-pound, 6'7" giant. Hart said that Spoiler 1 had a surprise that he was waiting to spring. In San Antonio on TV, Hart and Spoiler 1 were matched against Billy Lyons and Paul DeMarco. Spoiler 1 unveiled his surprise. It was the Iron Claw hold. Spoiler won after leaving the losers a bloody mess. Hart said that Spoiler's hold was called the "Hart Krusher." Spoiler used a glove with the fingers cut out which caused some wrestlers to cry foul." (From THE RING WRESTLING, February 1973)
["Heart Krusher" was also the name of Stan Stasiak's heart punch in Texas.]

Prominent Titles:

  • Canadian tag champion (Vancouver), with Dutch Savage, 1966
  • 2-time World tag champion (Vancouver), with Dutch Savage, 1966-67
  • 3-time NWA American tag champion (Texas), 1967-68
  • 5-time NWA American champion (Texas), 1968-71, 79
  • 2-time Texas champion, 1968
  • Brass Knucks champion (Texas), 1968
  • 2-time IWA World tag champion (Australia), with Waldo Von Erich, 1969
  • Mid-South North American champion, 1969
  • Mid-South U.S. tag champion, 1971
  • 2-time NWA Georgia champion, 1975-76
  • 3-time NWA Florida champion, 1978, 81
  • NWA Southern champion (Florida), 1978
  • TV champion (World Class), 1979
  • 2-time NWA National champion (Georgia), 1984

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