Former wrestler behind bars

"Johnny K-9" among the suspects in a gangland murder plot

Remember Johnny K-9, the pro wrestler who made a career out of losing to Hulk Hogan and the Iron Sheikh on those old Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the WWF? Well, he’s living in British Columbia these days—and awaiting trial in connection with a gangland murder conspiracy. K-9, whose real name is Ion Kroitoru, is charged along with seven other members of the “United Nations” gang for allegedly plotting to kill the infamous Bacon brothers of Abbotsford and their “Red Scorpion” associates. During a court appearance yesterday, the 43-year-old former wrestler looked like he was back in the ring—waving to spectators in the gallery and grinning through the proceedings. The case has been put over until June 9.

The Vancouver Sun

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