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“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was arrested yesterday on charges of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 cold-case homicide of Nancy Argentino.
WWE has released a statement on Snuka. “WWE expresses its continued sympathy to the Argentino family for their loss. Ultimately this legal matter will be decided by our judicial system.”
More details on Snuka’s arrest from the Allentown Morning Call:
The grand jury found that Snuka’s “assaultive acts and his failure to act to obtain medical attention resulted in her death.” Snuka’s inconsistent statements about the events of that night were also a factor in the grand jury’s decision. The grand jury recommended that Snuka be charged with homicide.
The Lehigh County District Attorney charged Snuka with third-degree murder — meaning killing with malice — because the wrestler allegedly fatally harmed Argentino during a fight and didn’t seek medical treatment for her afterward.
Argentino died from traumatic brain injuries and had suffered multiple cuts and bruises, according to an autopsy.
The 72-year-old Snuka, who has stomach cancer, was allowed to bond out of jail because the DA didn’t want taxpayers on the hook for his medical expenses. Snuka is facing 20 to 40 years in prison.
Philadelphia is bidding on WrestleMania 34 that would take place in 2018. The plan as it stands: Lincoln Financial Field would host the granddaddy of them all. The Wells Fargo Center would get Raw and NXT events. And Axxess would take place at the Convention Center. [Crossing Broad]
Kevin Owens appears on this week’s Main Event. Find out more with these spoilers. [ProWrestling.net]
Spoilers from SmackDown include a tag-team main event. That’s not a spoiler. [ProWrestling.net]
There’s a new lineup for the October 3 Madison Square Garden show that will be broadcast on the WWE Network. So who is Brock Lesnar facing? The Big Show. Also on the card, Seth Rollins defends the U.S. Championship against John Cena. Kevin Owens takes on Chris Jericho. The Dudleys return to MSG. Randy Orton meets Sheamus. And Dolph Zigger (with Lana) battles Rusev (with Summer Rae). [PWTorch]
The man shot by police at the WWE Performance Center is in critical condition. [CBS News]
Buy Tyler Breeze’s old ring gear on eBay. [eBay]
Dolph Ziggler is trying to kayfabe his relationship with Lana.
Independent standouts Biff Busick and Rich Swann have signed WWE developmental contracts. [PWTorch.com]
William Regal may be wrestling a retirement match at Takeover: London. [Wrestling Inc]
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— Stardust (@StardustWWE) September 1, 2015
Bram, charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment, is out of jail. Here’s a look at his mug shot. [Wrestling Inc]
WWE’s Charlotte is in the process of getting a divorce from Bram. [Wrestling Inc]
Ring of Honor
The Stevie Richards vs. Jay Lethal (Ring of Honor World Champion and TV Champion) match is set for September 26, in Lockport, New York. Lethal defends both titles on September 18 in San Antonio with Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly getting shots.