WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco has claimed that an infamous prank called ‘Mabel’ left at least one wrestler with “mental issues.”
On Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw, Brisco described the Mabel as a classic prank during the territory days as a way to break in new stars in the area:
“The girls, they were everywhere back in those days. The guys took liberties with them. They would set it up, there would be these gorgeous women who would come to the matches. Of course the young guys, ‘Hey, who is that, who is that?’ They’d say, ‘Oh, it’s Mabel. We’ll fix you up with her. She lives out in the country, she’s married to a truck driver you know we’re all going to have a big party out here in the house later because her husband is on one of these cross country stints and won’t be back for a few days.”
Brisco explained how the husband would arrive in time to see the wrestler in his house and fire off a few shots to scare the young grappler:
“All of a sudden he kicks in the door when the guy’s in there with supposedly his old lady, ‘Mabel, I knew you were messing around with me’… It caused mental issues with Don Jardine, The Spoiler. They did it to him up in Canada somewhere and he was mentally unstable from then on about this. The guy would take off running, and the guy [husband] would fire off three or four shots. He’d run all the way back into town usually naked.”
You can check out the entire episode below.