• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 76th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka (Real name: James Wiley Smith, later changed to James Reiher Snuka).
Snuka wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1982 to 1985, from 1989 to 1992 and then returned occasionally in 1993, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2009 & 2010.
In 1996, Superfly was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now referred to as WWE Hall of Fame) by his long time rival Don Muraco.
He was the father of current WWE Diva Tamina Snuka and former WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Wrestler Deuce (Sim Snuka) of the Tag Team ‘Deuce & Domino’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.!
May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017
• Ashley Massaro Apologized To WWE Last Year
As we noted earlier, former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro has passed away at the age of 39.
Ashley was a part of the concussion lawsuit against WWE (which was dismissed last September).
Massaro claimed that she was $exually assaulted while visiting a US base in Kuwait while being on a WWE tour, sustained concussions and suffered from depression, anxiety, memory loss and migraine headaches due to her career in WWE.
She also claimed that Vince McMahon once had her cast taken off her hand weeks before it was scheduled to come off so that she could perform at a WWE show that evening.
These accusations were brought back to light due to Ashley’s passing and Wrestlinginc reached out to WWE for a comment on this.
WWE issued the following statement:
“Long after Ashley Massaro filed an affidavit, which WWE only learned of the contents after she passed away, Ashley sent an email to WWE on Oct. 20, 2018 – approximately one month after the Court dismissed all claims against WWE and sanctioned the lawyer who brought the suit against WWE, Konstantine Kyros, for repeated misconduct including pursuing false allegations. Below are a number of excerpts from her letter to WWE:
“I love WWE, you all were my family the whole time I was there…”
“The lawsuit got out of control very fast-I had been roped in by the lawyer representing the others…”
“I apologize that I was part of this class action suit and knew it was a bad idea but was convinced by the lawyer and I want to acknowledge that I should’ve contacted you guys before agreeing to be involved-i was basically poached. But I accept my part of the responsibility and just want to formerly apologize and express my regret.”
“You all changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful…”
“Can you express my sincerest regret to Vince, Stephanie, Hunter and Kevin Dunn”.”