The McGuire Twins

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The McGuire Twins
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Tag team
Members Billy McGuire
Benny McGuire
George Cannon (manager)
Name(s) The McGuire Twins
The McCrary Twins
"World's Heaviest Twins"
666 kg (1,468 lb) (Billy and Benny McGuire)
Hometown Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Debut 1972
Disbanded 1979
Promotions National Wrestling Alliance
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Stampede Wrestling[1]
Trainer Gory 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 professional wrestlers listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's Heaviest Twins" (328 kilograms (723 lb) and 338 kilograms (745 lb), respectively).[2] A photo by John Page depicts the twins riding their Honda motorcycles.

Stage careers[edit]

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.[3]


Billy McCrary died on July 14, 1979, at the age of 32, following a motorcycle accident in Niagara Falls en route to Ripley's Believe It or Not!.[4] Benny lived for 21 more years, until his death at age 54 on March 26, 2001 of heart failure.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Terry Funk; Scott E. Williams; Mick Foley (Foreword) (2012). Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore. Sports Publishing. p. ? pp. ISBN 978-1613210970. 
  2. ^ Breo, Dennis (1978-01-09). "The Wrestling Mc Guire Twins Weigh 747 and 727 but It's Their Opponents Who Go Boing, Boing". People. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  3. ^ a b Oliver, Greg. "Benny McGuire dead at 54". Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Services for Billy McCrary to be Held Here Tomorrow". The Times-News. Hendersonville, NC. July 18, 1979. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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