Ion Croitoru, Canadian professional wrestler, Died at 53


Ion William Croitoru was born on December 7, 1963, and died on February 21, 2017.

He was a Canadian professional wrestler.

Ion was born and raised in Ontario, Canada.

Professionally Croitoru is better known by his ring names, Johnny K-9 and Bruiser Bedlam.

Croitoru competed in several Canadian wrestling promotions, including Stampede Wrestling, and later wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Croitoru wrestled as a jobber in the WWF, but he was booked to win titles in several other promotions.

He was also famous for his history of legal problems.

Croitoru was a member of Satan’s Choice, a biker gang, and has also been convicted of assault, trafficking cocaine and bombing a police station.

He was arrested in 2005 for the murder of lawyer Lynn Gilbank and her husband Fred.

Following a lengthy investigation, the charges were dropped in June 2006 because of insufficient evidence.

He worked as a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia until being arrested in May 2009 for conspiracy to commit murder.

He was charged with first degree murder in connection with the 2008 execution of Jonathan Barber in Burnaby, British Columbia, on January 24, 2011.

Ion Croitoru passed away at 53 years old.