Former wrestling star Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka won’t stand trial for murder

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was perhaps one of the most charismatic and recognizable stars of his day in the WWF (now WWE). He also was one of the innovators of the high-flying stunts wrestling fans see as commonplace today. Wrestling may have taken its toll on the 73-year-old Snuka, though, as he’s been suffering from dementia for a while now. That played a key factor in a Pennsylvania...
Via The Comeback
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Snuka found not competent to stand trial on murder charge

Former WWE superstar Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka will avoid facing a jury after a judge ruled that he is incompetent to stand trial for his alleged part in a death that took place in 1983.Snuka was originally charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the alleged slaying of his then girlfriend Nancy Argentino.Judge Kelly A. Banach in Allentown, Penn., ruled on Wednesday...
Via FOX Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Snuka suffers from brain damage, dementia, says psychologist in court

The twisted saga and life of former WWE Superstar Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka took another turn in a Pennsylvania court on Frdaiy.A psychologist, Dr. Frank M. Dattilio told a judge that Snuka has suffered brain damage beyond repair from his decades-long wrestling career. Dattilio added that Snuka is a "shell of a man" suffering from dementia and is "worsening by the month."Dattilio added...
Via FOX Sports
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Wrestling’s Greatest Feuds – Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. Roddy Piper

Originally posted on November 4, 2011 – The number one way to make money in pro wrestling is with a great feud. Nothing draws bigger at the box office than an exciting rivalry pitting good vs. evil. Some rivalries are based on hatred, some are based on championships, and some are based on nothing more than a motivation to be the best. Today I spotlight one of professional wrestling’s...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

'Superfly' Snuka pleads not guilty in 1983 death of mistress

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has pleaded not guilty to third-degree murder charges in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago.Snuka was arraigned Monday in Lehigh County Court in Allentown. His girlfriend, 23-year-old Nancy Argentino of New York, was found dead in May 1983 after authorities were called to a Whitehall Township...
Via Associated Press
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Snuka wheelchair-bound, hooked to feeding tube at arraignment

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka appeared at his arraignment  in Pennsylvania for third-degree murder charges Tuesday, hooked to a feeding tube and in a wheelchair, the Allentown Morning Call reported. "He is not in good shape physically or mentally," said Snuka's attorney, William E. Moore of Lansdale. "I'm not sure he realized what was going on. I'm not sure what his cognitive abilities...
Via FOX Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Hall of Famer Superfly Jimmy Snuka Charged With Murder

Yet another black mark befell the WWE Hall of Fame this week as H.O.F. superstar Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has been charged with murder. Snuka will stand trial for a murder that happened over 30-years ago and is often remembered by those who ran with the Superfly in 1983. In what I would call a shocker, the 72-year old WWE legend was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Legend Jimmy Snuka Charged With Murder In 1983 Death Of Girlfriend

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s exploits in the ring ultimately will be overshadowed by an ugly incident outside it. The famed WWE wrestler was charged by a Lehigh County (Penn.) grand jury with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. On May 10, 1983, authorities found the 23-year-old Argentino unconscious at a...
Via NESN.com
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE’s 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder

By Derek Hanson The man who made us hold our collective breath with his high-flying leaps off the top turnbuckle has come crashing down. Former pro-wrestling superstar Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged today with the murder of his girlfriend. The death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino occurred more than three decades ago in May of 1983. She was pronounced dead after authorities...
Via The Sports Daily
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wrestler Jimmy Snuka arrested, charged with third-degree murder in 1983 case

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler, was arrested Tuesday and will be charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend more than 32 years ago, Lehigh County authorities told the Allentown Morning Call. Snuka, 72, was arrested at his New Jersey home and arraigned at the Lehigh County Central Booking Center. He was sent...
Via FOX Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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