The wrestler did, however, allow that promoters run the show and predetermine the outcome of the matches. Sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s the legend isnt specific young pro wrestler jimmy snuka. Nov 06, 2012 one such star, jimmy superfly snuka, was arguably the best wrestler of his time. The next day snuka was all apologetic and slipped me a hundreddollar bill.
Wrestling legend jimmy superfly snuka will be signing autographs soon instead of standing. Jimmy snuka, or superfly, charged in 1983 murder cnn. Jimmy snuka s entrance video with superfly entrance theme by jim johnston. Snuka wrote, we spent hours planning our famous edition of pipers pit you know the one, where piper brought in all the bananas, pineapples, and coconuts to make me feel like i was back on the island. Jimmy snuka is a semiretired fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. By jimmy snuka, by jon chattman, foreword by rowdy roddy piper, introduction by. Revisiting jimmy superfly snuka and the death of nancy argentino. This hardcover book was obtained in person on october 2012 publication date at the only book signing event for this title. A pennsylvania judge on tuesday dismissed the murder case against former pro wrestler jimmy superfly snuka in the 1983 death of his girlfriend. May 20, 2016 jimmy superfly snuka underwent gentle questioning from the judge friday and often called her dear and hon as he struggled with basic questions. Exwrestler superfly snuka charged in girlfriends 1983 death.
Jimmy superfly snuka and the mysterious death of nancy. Cops say jimmy snuka has been lying about what really happened the day his gf died for decades. Controversial wrestler jimmy superfly snuka dead at 73. Aug 03, 2015 jimmy superfly snuka faced some tough opponents as a wwe superstar, but now hes gearing up for a different kind of fight against stomach cancer. Jimmy snuka is one of those wrestlers where you can see what made him so over. The soaring, unsettling life of jimmy superfly snuka marked by cagescaling highs and disturbing lows, the late highflying wrestler will be remembered as an exhilarating and complicated figure. In a nearly 30 minute interview, which you can listen to here.
His daughter tamina snuka currently works for the wwe. He is a twotime world heavyweight champion, having been a twotimeand becoming the very firstecw heavyweight champion. Jimmy superfly snuka rare vintage wwf rock n wrestling lapel enamel pin button. In celebration of jimmy snuka s birthday today, whatculture caught up with the superfly for an exclusive interview about his book, wrestling in japan, and wrestlemania. All day snuka claims that he returned to the hotel between tv shoots to check on argentino.
Prowrestler jimmy superfly snuka accused of girlfriend. Jimmy snukas contract suspended by wwe after murder charge. Wwe star jimmy superfly snuka charged with girlfriends. Jimmy superfly snuka the fijian professional wrestler signed his autograph on this color photograph of him in the ring photograph. Sep 02, 2015 prosecuters stated that jimmy had fractured argentinos skull and failed to dial 911 for over 12 hours after a day of abuse. Aug 20, 2015 such was the case in charlotte at a legends convention in 2010 when i asked superfly jimmy snuka to have his photo made with my replica of the united states heavyweight championship belt he once held for jim crockett promotions. Nancy argentino was taken to hospital gasping for air and. One day while nancy and her sister were chatting, snuka reached his hand out like he was grabbing her throat and said, i. Dark side of the ring explores jimmy snuka and the vince.
Jimmy snuka and the death of nancy argentino wrestling news and rumors. Exwrestler superfly snuka charged in girlfriends 1983. Mick foley is the author of the genredefining new york times bestsellers foley is good. Stevens and albano brutalized snuka to kick off his babyface. The jimmy snuka story by jimmy snuka with jon chattman. During a middle east tour in the summer of 1985, fellow wrestlers say, customs. All book royalties are being forwarded, in nancy argentinos memory, to my. And the real world is faker than wrestling and have a nice day a. I grew up in new england, so the first time i saw jimmy was when he signed with the mcmahons in the early eighties. May 18, 1943 january 15, 2017 was a fijian professional wrestler. Dark side of the ring s04e05 jimmy snuka and the death of.
Yes, the snuka family lost jimmy and i feel bad for all of them, but i feel even worse for the surviving members of the argentino family, because they will never have closure and will have to spend the rest of their lives wondering what actually happened on that day in 1983. After you read superfly you will never think about buddy rogers, hulk hogan, or jimmy snuka the same, brudda. Originally a heel, he came into the wwe under the guidance of heel manager capt. Triumph books 2012 by jimmy snuka, jon chattman superfly. Argentino was the girlfriend of the future wwf hall of famer, and one of the biggest wrestling stars of the 1980s, jimmy superfly snuka. The jimmy snuka story is available now on, barnes and noble, and all major book retailers through triumpth books. Sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s the legend isnt specific young pro wrestler jimmy snuka for. I gotta be honest with you brudda, i had mixed feelings about this book. Prowrestling star jimmy superfly snuka ruled incompetent. Jimmy snuka wrestlers database cagematch the internet. Former wrestling star jimmy superfly snuka has been charged in the death of his girlfriend in 1983. Prosecutors say snuka fractured the slender argentinos skull during a day of abuse, then failed to call for help for at least 12 hours and perhaps a full day. Sep 03, 2015 jimmy snukas contract suspended by wwe after murder charge superfly also removed from wwe hall of fame after being charged with thirddegree murder in the 1983 death of nancy argentino.
He is better known by his ring name, jimmy superfly snuka. How jimmy snukas own stories ultimately led police to. Jan 15, 2017 hall of fame pro wrestler jimmy superfly snuka has died at the age of 73 after a battle with stomach cancer, snukas daughter, tamina, announced. Roddy piper and jimmy snuka on fateful pipers pit coconut. Wrestling icon and wwe hall of famer jimmy snuka and jon chattman announce their book, his autobiography, will be out by triumph books this fall 2012. Personally signed by jimmy superfly snuka directly into the book.
Weve got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Jul 12, 2017 family begged girl to dump superfly snuka before she died. Jan 15, 2017 jimmy superfly snuka, the wrestler known for his highflying leap off the rings top rope that flattened his opponents, died on sunday. That didnt stop wwe and other companies from either keeping him around or bringing him in. Jimmy snuka simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wwe star jimmy superfly snuka charged with 1983 murder. Aug 02, 2010 when stevie ray saw haku use the tongan death grip in a real bar fight. The soaring, unsettling life of jimmy superfly snuka.
By the 1990s, you could only find snuka on indy wrestling tv on a regular basis. In addition, theyve released an exclusive hall of fame edition to be sold at, of all places, kmart. Roddy then spit on snuka and took off his belt and proceeded to whip snuka repeatedly with it. Sep 01, 2015 cnn james snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler jimmy superfly snuka, was charged tuesday with thirddegree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 slaying of. Jimmy snuka not competent to stand trial the morning call. Prowrestler jimmy snuka in court charged with nancy. I grew up in new england, so the first time i saw jimmy was when he signed with the mcmahons in the. Nancy argentino was snuka s girlfriend he was also married with children and he was overprotective and controlling of her. Lehigh county district attorney jim martin announces that the nancy argentino case will go to a grand jury. This is not how he later remembered it in his book superfly. Snuka and chattman will celebrate the release of superfly. Superfly jimmy snuka always claimed his innocence in the death of nancy argentino. Jimmy snuka is within the scope of wikiproject professional wrestling, an attempt to improve and standardize articles related to professional wrestling. Jimmy snuka celebrity biography, zodiac sign and famous quotes.
Jimmy snuka would eventually clear the cobwebs and charge after piperwho ran into a nearby room. How jimmy snukas own stories ultimately led police to reopen his murder case. James snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler jimmy superfly snuka, was charged tuesday with thirddegree murder and. As we noted before, fight oracle reported that wwe hall of famer edge has been cleared by the doctors to make a return to inring action and hes expected to make a comeback soon. This hardcover book was obtained in person on october 2012 publication date at the only book signing. The signature move, in which snuka vaulted off the rope and landed facedown on his opponent who lay prone on the floor, helped catapult the fijiborn snuka to 1980s fame with the world wrestling. But jimmy loves everyone and the bad stuff is water under the bridge, brudda. And the real world is faker than wrestling and have a nice day. As with most wrestling couples in those days, marriages didnt last, and. Apr 18, 2020 snuka will be signing the book this saturday at bookends in ridgewood, new jersey. Jimmy snuka is from the old school of bodybuilding where the goal was to get as strong as possible in the basic movements. Part inspired by that series, craig looks at the mysterious death of nancy argentino in 1983. Sarona moanamarie reiher snuka polamalu born january 10, 1978 is an american professional wrestler and actress currently signed to wwe performing on the smackdown brand under the ring name tamina, where she is a former 247 champion.
The enduring image of jimmy snuka diving off the top of a 15foot. Relive the gravitydefying and dynamic career of wwe hall of famer superfly jimmy snuka. Superfly jimmy snuka soars again in new book mike mooneyham. Her sister, lorraine salome, has come out to explain the situation surrounding jimmy snuka. A second generation professional wrestler, she is the daughter of the hall of famer jimmy snuka. Join facebook to connect with carole jennings snuka and others you may know. His children, sim snuka and tamina snuka are wrestlers and grew up to both get signed by wwe. One of the reasons for this that you could say his best years were behind him. He is a pro wrestler from wwe hall of fame one of the most famous wwe wrestlers known for his super fly move. Jimmy superfly snuka, james wiley smith, fijianborn american professional wrestler born may 18, 1943, fijidied jan. Ive argued that its perhaps the greatest angle ever in federation history. Prowrestler jimmy superfly snuka accused of girlfriends. Murder case dismissed against superfly snuka in girlfriend.
Wrestler jimmy superfly snuka named a person of interest in mysterious, 1983 death of his former mistress as grand jury is convened to reexamine the bizarre beating death. Jimmy snuka murder done in by his own autobiography. There was a time when i was keeping a tally of all the things i learned about jimmy snuka reading this book, but i honestly lost count. Dark side of the ring looked at the controversy and heres 10 disturbing facts. Jimmy snuka arm workout, at his biggest he had a 54inch chest with impressive 21 inch arms. Prime members enjoy free twoday delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, tv shows, original audio series, and kindle. Jimmy snukas suspected role in nancy argentinos death. Following on from the recent publication of the ebook justice denied the untold story of nancy argentinos death in jimmy superfly snuka s motel room by irv muchnick, comes two local newspaper stories by the allentown morning call and cherry hills. Pro wrestling star jimmy superfly snuka is mentally incompetent to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago, a judge ruled on wednesday. He was best known for his time in the world wrestling federation wwf, now wwe in the 1980s and was. The handling of superfly jimmy snuka the overtimer. Family begged girl to dump superfly snuka before she died. Oct 25, 2011 stevens and albano brutalized snuka to kick off his babyface turn many people, including me, point to the pipers pit with jimmy superfly snuka as a seminal moment in the wwf in 1980s.
Hoff jimmy superfly snuka, wwediva tamina, penina snuka, wwe tag champ deuce aka mr. On an overseas tour of the middle east, snuka was caught with cocaine and jailed. Today on the blog, craig looks at that death and the events surrounding it. James reiher snuka was a fijian american professional wrestler. Jan 16, 2017 wwe honors the life of superfly jimmy snuka wwe. Professional wrestler jimmy superfly snuka died sunday, only a few days after he was acquitted for the 1983 murder of his mistress. Wwe honors the life of superfly jimmy snuka youtube. May 18, 1943 january 15, 2017 was a fijian american professional wrestler. Jimmy snuka s old boss is remembering the controversial wrestler just a day after his death.
Jun 02, 2016 world wrestling legend to reallife villain. Stevens and albano brutalized snuka to kick off his. A rare signed book from the wrestling sports world, this one signed by superfly. Jimmy superfly snuka fijianborn american professional. Snuka responded by falling into the pipers pit set and bringing it crashing to the ground. As a person born on this date, jimmy snuka is listed in our database as the 25th most popular celebrity for the day may 18 and the 59th most popular for the year 1943. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, visit the project todo page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to discussions. Oct 07, 2015 prowrestler jimmy superfly snuka has appeared in court for the trial of his 23yearold girlfriends death more than 30 years ago. Aj styles contract signing for wrestlemania, first raw at the fanfree wwe performance center march 16. Mp3, he discussed how he got the snuka wrestling name, transitioned from bodybuilding into professional wrestling, wrestling in the pacific northwest, coming through the territory system and meeting his future manager captain lou. Grand jury to probe 1983 death of wrestler jimmy snukas.
Jimmy snuka deceased also known as big snuka, great snuka, jimmy kealoha, lani kealoha, tami snuka. Jimmy superfly snuka of wrestling fame charged in 1980s. Jimmy superfly snuka had just walked into his whitehall hotel room, where a beautiful young woman lay in his bed. On this day in pro wrestling history january 15, 2017 wwf legend passed away on this day in 2017, we lost old school wwf legend superfly jimmy snuka real name. Snuka was working his way through a long saturday afternoon, signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Jimmy superfly snuka, 73, was back in court wednesday for the fourth day of a hearing to determine whether the retired wrestler is mentally fit to stand trial for the 1983 homicide of his. He is better known by the ring name jimmy superfly snuka. Jimmy snuka is a classic example of the world wrestling entertainment wwe formerly known as world wrestling federation wwf bad guy who became a babyface a good guy without trying. Known for his leopard print uniforms, hard partying lifestyle and signature superfly splash, jimmy snuka is a true wwe legend. Carole, the third wife of jimmy snuka, says that he has stomach cancer.
In a direct quote from the book published in 2012 here is what snuka had said regarding the incident. Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s. Wwe hall of famer superfly jimmy snuka joined kayfabe wrestling radio tuesday night. Watch dark side of the ring s04e05 jimmy snuka and the death of nancy argentino apr 14, 2020 tv shows on dailymotion. Snuka is one of the most remembered wrestlers, along with hulk hogan, ted dibiase, and more. The mysterious death of nancy argentino ring the damn bell. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. When snuka finally called for help, argentino had been found gasping for air, with yellow fluid coming from her mouth and nose. Nancy argentinos family thought jimmy snuka was strange even though nancys mother liked him. Wrestler jimmy superfly snuka named person of interest.979 916 489 1149 491 1313 223 974 1003 1148 1265 418 434 922 40 418 191 1468 1173 813 1022 778 1169 19 1370 584 1378 1481 1190 1316 1048 751 420