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368. Scott Irwin

Scott Irwin spent a good time of his career teaming up with his brother Bill Irwin in various promotions either in a mask as the Super Destroyer in the South or as one half of the biker team, the Long Riders.  He was a tough customer who may not have been the most talented in the ring but looked like the guy at the end of the bar you would least want to mess with.  Despite his success with his brother, it was with another partner early in his career, that he captured WWE Tag Team gold when he donned the persona of Eric; one half of the Yukon Lumberjacks.  He died at the age of 35 from a brain tumor and likely would have had many good years in the ring left in him.

 

Should Scott Irwin be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 7.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 50%
No opinion. - 14.3%
No way! - 21.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Yukon Lumberjack Eric
    Thor the Viking
    The Super Destroyer
    Super Destroyer #2
    Scott “Hogg” Irwin
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Duluth. MN)
  • Key Championships Held: WWF World Tag Team w/Yukon Lumberjack Pierre
    NWA Florida United States Tag Team w/Jos LeDuc
    NWA Florida Tag Team w/Bugsy McGraw
    NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight
    Georgia National Tag Team (3) 1w/Big John Studd, 1w/The Masked Superstar, 1w/Bill Irwin
    Georgia National Heavyweight
    World Class American Tag Team (4) w/Bill Irwin
    IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team w/Bill Irwin
  • Why they will get in: He was former WWF Tag Champ who died young through no issues of abuse.
  • Why they won't get in: The Yukon Lumberjacks and Long Riders were good, but not iconic
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  With Pierre (as the Yukon Lumberjacks), won the WWWF World Tag Team Championship (6/26/76)
    2.  Defeated Terry Funk for the Florida Southern Title (1/20/79)
    3.  Won the Georgia National Heavyweight Title (8/29/82)
    4.  With Bill Irwin defeated Iceman Parsons & Brian Adias  (1/30/84)
    5.  In a six man tag match with Bill Irwin and Harley Race, lost to the Japanese trio of Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu (9/28/85)

Should Scott Irwin be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 7.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 50%
No opinion. - 14.3%
No way! - 21.4%

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