McGuire twins

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The McGuire Twins
Tag team
MembersBilly McGuire
Benny McGuire
George Cannon (manager)
Name(s)The McGuire Twins
The McCrary Twins
"World's Heaviest Twins"
Combined
weight
1,300 lb (590 kg) (Billy and Benny McGuire)
HometownHendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Debut1972
Disbanded1979
PromotionsNational Wrestling Alliance
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Stampede Wrestling
TrainerGory Guerrero
 
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The McGuire Twins
Tag team
MembersBilly McGuire
Benny McGuire
George Cannon (manager)
Name(s)The McGuire Twins
The McCrary Twins
"World's Heaviest Twins"
Combined
weight
1,300 lb (590 kg) (Billy and Benny McGuire)
HometownHendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Debut1972
Disbanded1979
PromotionsNational Wrestling Alliance
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Stampede Wrestling
TrainerGory Guerrero

Billy Leon McCrary (December 7, 1946 - July 14, 1979) and Benny Loyd McCrary (December 7, 1946 - March 26, 2001), known together as the McGuire twins, were listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's Heaviest Twins" (328 kilograms (720 lb) and 338 kilograms (750 lb), correspondingly).[1] A Guinness photo depicts the twins riding their Honda motorcycles.

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Stage career

Born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States, the twins began using the stage name McGuire and gained popularity as tag-team wrestlers and in carnival stunt shows.[2]

Death

Billy McCrary died on July 14, 1979 at the age of 32, following a motorcycle accident during a stunt at Niagara Falls.[3] Benny lived for 21 more years, until his death at age 54 on March 26, 2001 of heart failure.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Breo, Dennis (1978-01-09). "The Wrestling Mc Guire Twins Weigh 747 and 727 but It's Their Opponents Who Go Boing, Boing". People. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20069946,00.html. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  2. ^ a b Oliver, Greg. "Benny McGuire dead at 54". canoe.ca. http://www.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingBiosM/mcguire-can.html. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  3. ^ Moran, Mark; Sceurman, Mark (2004). Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.. pp. 288. ISBN 0-7607-5043-2.

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