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    Snuka was the part-owner of Body Slam University and Coastal Championship Wrestling in South Florida with Dan Ackerman and Bruno Sassi. He wrote an autobiography, Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story, which was released on December 1, 2012. Family. Snuka was married three times.

  2. › name › nm0717596Jimmy Snuka - IMDb

    Jimmy Snuka, Actor: WWWF Championship Wrestling. Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving many title shots at the WWE Championship, which ...

  3. James William "Jimmy" Reiher (May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017) was a Fijian professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Originally from the Fiji Islands, Snuka wrestled for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. Snuka is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having been a two-time (and becoming the very first) ECW Heavyweight Champion. He is ...

  4. Jan 18, 2017 · Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka at SiriusXM studios in New York in January 2013.Images) Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images Jan. 15, 2017, 9:22 PM UTC / Updated Jan. 18, 2017, 9:28 PM UTC By Phil McCausland

    • The Events of Nancy Argentino’s Death
    • Initial Investigation and Autopsy Findings
    • Civil Suit
    • Snuka’s 2012 Autobiography Inspires Nancy’s Sisters to Get Case re-opened
    • Arrested in 2015: Jimmy Snuka Murder Charge
    • Case Dismissed in January 2017

    While there has always been debate about what exactly happened to Nancy Argentino on May 10, 1983, some basic facts have been confirmed. Jimmy Snuka and Nancy Argentino returned to the George Washington Motor Lodge hotel after a WWF taping at the Allentown, PA fairgrounds. Paramedics were called to the scene, where Nancy was found unconscious. She was taken to the Sacred Heart Medical Center where she was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. She was pronounced dead early the following morning.

    The coroner who examined Nancy Argentino’s body concluded that she had been struck in the head by a heavy object and that she had dozens of fresh cuts and bruises consistent with domestic abuse. Jimmy Snuka was investigated by Allentown police. Snuka gave several varying accounts of what took place, including that he struck Nancy and she fell and her head on concrete. He also claimed that she slipped and hit her head while going to the bathroom at a rest area. Snuka further added that he had never been abusive toward Nancy, although police reports contradict this. A police report prior to Nancy’s death shows the couple did in fact have a violent past, notably a separate hotel incident in Salina, NY. That incident involved Snuka dragging Nancy by the hair, with nine police officers needed to handcuff him. This was mid January 1983, just four monthsbefore Nancy turned up dead. Despite the circumstances, bafflingly, Snuka was not charged for Nancy’s death. The court did however, allow...

    Although criminal charges were not initially brought against him, Nancy’s parents did win a $500,000 civil lawsuit against Snuka in 1985. Nancy’s sisters proclaim that the family never saw a dime of that money.

    After the civil settlement with the Argentino’s, little was publicly spoken about Nancy’s death. That changed in 2012 when Snuka released his autobiography. Nancy Argentino’s sisters, Louise and Lorraine Argentino, contacted the district attorney, pleading to give the case another look. The DA listened. Louise and Lorraine Argentino credit Snuka’s book release as their primary motivation to hound the DA; appalled and disgusted that Snuka painted himself as the victim in his autobiography. Based on the evidence gathered, the case was brought before a grand jury in 2014 to decide whether or not Jimmy Snuka should be indicted.

    Ultimately, the grand jury concluded that there was sufficient evidence to charge Jimmy Snuka with the murder of Nancy Argentino. On September 1, 2015 an arrest warrant was issued. Snuka turned himself in, his ex-wife posting part of his $100,000 bond for release. Snuka was facing charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter. A preliminary hearing was held on October 7, 2015. Snuka’s attorney claimed that he was suffering from dementia, brought on from years of head injuries in the wrestling ring. The attorney argued that Snuka was not fit to stand trial. The judge ruled that the case would be revisited in six months, at which time they would reevaluate Snuka’s health. To raise money for his defense, Snuka’s grandchildren started a Go Fund Me campaign; hopeful that Snuka’s fans would be willing to contribute money to pay for his legal team. Fans were not interested. Ultimately the crowd funding campaign was unable to raise more than a few hundred dollars and has since been delete...

    On January 3rd, 2017, less than two weeks prior to Jimmy Snuka’s death, the murder trial was dismissed. The judge ruled that Jimmy Snuka did not have the mental capacity to stand trial due to him suffering from severe dementia, as well as terminal cancer. Superfly hits Don Muraco with an iconic splash off the top of the cage Do you think Jimmy Snuka is responsible for Nancy Argentino’s death? Do you think his career is now overshadowed by the incident? Sound off in the comments section below.

  5. Sep 02, 2015 · Snuka's autobiography spurred family to urge DA to revisit case. (CNN) James Snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, was charged Tuesday with third ...

    • Kevin Conlon, CNN
  6. Jan 15, 2017 · Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's signature move was the "Superfly Splash" Less than two weeks ago, a Pennsylvania judge dropped all charges against Snuka in the death of his former girlfriend

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