The famous McGuire Twins, with a total weight of 1,400 pounds between them, will take on Billy Spears and Gorgeous George, Jr., in a tag team wrestling match in one of the main events next Thursday night at Rainbow Garden.
The McGuire Twins usually wind up smearing their foes but Spears and George have proved tough in previous matches here and figure to be hard to handle.
Philadelphia Inquirer – February 24, 1978 By Clark DeLeon Inquirer Staff Writer
Benny and Billy McGuire weight 727 pounds and 747 pounds respectively and they are billed as the world’s fattest twins, a distinction they have turned into a lucrative livelihood. This weekend they will make an appearance at the Downington Farmers Market.
Think of Bill Cosby’s character Fat Albert calling from a distance as he starts his run to rush the opposition in a game of buck-buck. “Hey, hey, hey,” he growls as his feet pound the ground boom, boom, boom sending shivers through the earth. “What’s this?” asks a member of the other team. “That’s our secret weapon,” says Cos with a knowing smile. “Hey, Hey, Hey” the voice grows louder as the steps come closer. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM.
The ground around the challenging team shakes violently. Somwhere a needle on the Richter Scale leaps. The last man on the buck-buck team turns in time to see the sun blotted out by a massive form on its final approach. “HEY, HEY, HEY,” Fat Albert cries while taking his last three steps. DOOM, DOOM, DOOM… SPLAT!
Fat Albert, of course, is a Philadelphia legend. But if such a person existed, and if he were white, and if he hailed from Hendersonville, N.C., and if there were two of him, then their names would be Billy and Benny McGuire.
The McGuire Twins, all 1,400 pounds of them, won their wrestling match at Rainbow Garden, but it had an unusual twist. When Bad Boy Hines went to the aid of Billy Spears and Gorgeous George, they fled the ring, leaving Hines to be squashed between the twins.
Dick Dunn and Ken Lucas beat Hines and Rock Riddle in a tag match. Riddle won from Chief Thundercloud, and Duke Miller won his match with The Medic, who unmasked and revealed himself as Tony Gonzalez.