WWE has already gotten rid of one Hall of Famer from existence this year, but now there is another that looks to have been scrapped from the record books. With Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka having third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges brought against him, WWE has decided to kind of make him nonexistent for the time being.
According to WrestleZone, WWE has officially removed Snuka from the Hall of Fame section of WWE.com. WWE also sent a statement out regarding the Legends contract of the 72-year-old wrestler.
“Jimmy Snuka’s non-wrestling ‘legends’ contract has been suspended and we are currently removing his images from our media platforms pending the outcome of this case.”
As Fox News reported, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was officially charged on Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend/mistress more than 30 years ago.
Nancy Argentino died at the age of 23 in 1983.
Snuka was at a taping for a World Wrestling Federation event and told police shortly after her death that he returned to their hotel room in Whitehall Township and found her in bed, unresponsive. Hours later, she was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Autopsy results showed that Argentino died of traumatic brain injuries and had more than three dozen bruises and cuts on her body. It was determined that they were consistent with being hit with a stationary object.
Wrestling fans have known about the situation for years and years, but never thought anything would happen. It came as quite a shock to many that it was even being looked at again.
Snuka is now 72 years old, married, and living in New Jersey. He has long maintained his innocence and says that the incident with Argentino and her death has ruined his life. Her family won a wrongful death lawsuit against Snuka back in 1985.
For now, WWE has removed all mentions and pictures of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka from their website. Once the legal matter has been settled, the company will determine if they will return the mentions of Snuka again.
Earlier this summer, WWE completely and totally removed all mentions of Hulk Hogan from their website. This came after a recording of him throwing out racial slurs had been made public. It certainly appears as if Hogan’s relationship with WWE is completely done, but Snuka’s future with the company is still pending.
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka still has a court case ahead of him, and if he ends up being found guilty, he could very well end up passing away in prison since he has also been diagnosed with stomach cancer. For now, he is no longer recognized by WWE.
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