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The Spoiler made his return to the Maritimes in 1983, and immediately became an impressive force in the ring. Wrestling, with his traditional gloved hand, that he would use to apply the claw. The Spoiler got the ire of the Maritime Wrestling fans and of Leo Burke, when during a TV Taping, he attacked a cameraman, and placed that man in the Claw. Burke immediately came to the aid of the man, and then an emotional Leo Burke warned Spoiler to beware. They battled across the Maritmes, to end that summer.

Frenchy Martin

The maniac Frenchy Martin was no stranger to the wrestling wars in the Maritimes. He first wrestled here in the 70's as part of the Mercenaries, with Mad Dog Lefebvre. He was involved in a vicious feud with the Cormier Brothers (The Beast, Rudy Kay, Bobby Kay and Leo Burke).

In 1983, Martin returned to the Maritimes as the International Champion and continued his feud with Leo Burke. A feud, that would go all the way to 1986, where Martin would regain the International title from Burke. Martin was always one that was looking for trouble, and could always dish it out.

Martin left the Maritimes and the wrestling ring in 1988, to enter the WWF, as the manager of Dino Bravo.

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Ron Starr

"Rotten" Ron Starr was well known in the Maritimes, and was involved in the title picture.

Starr made his debut in the Maritimes in 1985, and was a fan favorite. The crowd was totally in love with this red hair man. Then in late June, he was the most hated man alive in the Maritimes. Starr was teaming with Leo Burke on TV, Starr went berserk and attacked Burke. This would be the beginning of a feud, that would last almost 7 years.

Burke and Starr would do battle in all sorts of matches, wether it be strap matches, barbwire, or a chain match. These two men, would do anything to destroy the other one. Most of the time, when they fought the International Title was always on the line, and blood would be spilled all over the Maritimes (I'll have much more also next month about this).

Killer Karl Krupp

Killer Karl Krupp is well known all over the world as a man, that would not stay in an area long enough to make a major impact, but it was the opposite way in the Maritimes. Krupp was a mainstay in the 1980's being here every summer.

The European Heavyweight Champion was always involved in the big matches, and his interviews were always classics. From calling the Great Malumba a "Dancing Duck", to starting interviews, by calling announcer Bill McCaullah " Mr. McCluckCluck". Krupp mostly defended the European title, and would always retain the title, when fighting Malumba, Burke, the Beast and many others. However, he did lose the title once as he was defeated by Stephen Petitpas. Petitpas reign lasted 1 month, before Krupp regained the title.


I'll talk about the 1985 incident, that would change the face of Wrestling in the Maritimes. 

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