Don Jardine, aka The Spoiler.

Don Jardine, aka The Spoiler.

Many insiders will debate whether or not the late Don Jardine, aka The Spoiler, is the greatest masked “bad guy” ever in the biz. I knew Don well and he was a brilliant man who was a total student of the game. When I was a young referee in the 70s I used to ride with Don from city to city back in the Mid South territory days and it was a valued education. Don thoroughly understood the business and what drew money. The Spoiler was the first wrestler of his size to walk the top rope a la the Undertaker of today. The Spoiler was a positive influence on The Undertaker’s in-ring stylings. Don will be missed by all that knew a man considered by many to be a “loner” who loved to travel and listen to classical music in his car where no smoking, food or drinks were allowed. Period. God Bless you Don and thanks for all your help. Hopefully we will meet again some day.