Ion William Croitoru
June 24, 2004
October 5, 2011
Claim to fame:
During the particularly manic phase of the WWF in the mid-to-late 80's Johnny K-9 was one of the "canon fodder" no-names, tossed into the ring against the likes of Hulk Hogan and Ricky Steamboat who would deftly wipe up the matt with him.
His enthusiasm and his patented theatrics during the ring announcer's intros earned him a cult following and eventually placards depicting The Johnny K-9 Fan Club could be seen amongst wrestling audiences.
Where are they now?
Apparently there is now something called the ICW based out of my hometown Cambridge, Ontario and Johnny K-9, now wrestling under the monicker Bruiser Bedlam actually won the title from Greg (the hammer?) Valentine in the late nineties. Who'd a thunk it?
He is also what you call "known to police" in the Hamilton/Wentworth area. He spent a few months in prison for assult in 1991 and is suspected to be a member of the Hamilton chapter of the Satan's Choice motorcycle club. An allegation he strenuosly denies.
Update Jan 6/05 Somebody posted on the forums that Johnny K-9 was arrested tonight in connection with a double murder that took place in 1998. A quick google news search seems to confirm it.