Lewisporte, NF Professional Wrestlers Killed, July 1988
THREE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS KILLED.
St. John's, Newfoundland (AP) - Professional wrestler MIKE KELLY, who survived a highway crash that killed his twin brother and two colleagues, including ADORABLE ADRIAN ADONIS, remained in stable condition Thursday in a St. John's hospital.
KELLY underwent surgery Thursday morning to repair damage to a fractured leg.
Meanwhile, the bodies of KELLY'S brother PAT and DAVE McKIGNEY of Aurora, Ontario, whose stage name was "WILDMAN" were returned to Ontario. The body of ADONIS, of Los Angeles, remained in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, awaiting a decision by American authorities.
The wrestlers' minivan went out of control Monday and plunged into a brook while they were heading for a bout in Lewisporte in northeastern Newfoundland.
PAT and MIKE KELLY - actually VICTOR and WILLIAM ARKO - were the identical twins who appeared on the Oh Henry television commercial in which their combined weight at the end of a teeter-totter was balanced by a single candy bar.
Transcriber's note: It was reported that the minivan swerved to avoid hitting a moose that was in the highway.
Kokomo Tribune Indiana 1988-07-08