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Jimmy Snuka’s Profile Removed From WWE Hall of Fame Section, Legends Contract Suspended

WWE has removed Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka from the Hall of Fame section on their website.

This was done because Snuka was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter of his then girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983.

rWWE did the same thing to Hulk Hogan about a month back when he was involved in a controversy regarding racial slurs. WWE has also suspended Jimmy Snuka’s Legends contract (same happened with Hulk Hogan) due to this incident. Below is a statement issued by WWE: “Jimmy Snuka’s non-wrestling ‘legends’ contract has been suspended and we are currently removing his images from our media platforms pending the outcome of this case.” Vince Russo wrote a column on CSRWrestling, where he explained the problem with the WWE Hall of Fame: “It was some time ago when I swooped in to protect the good name of my friend, Chyna, after Triple H made some unnecessary comments defaming her character on the WWE Network. Knowing that Joanie was living in Japan at the time, I wanted to give her the forum to be heard, because I felt she deserved that much. To my surprise, it was during that interview, that Chyna made the comment that Triple H hit her on one occasion during their relationship. That news blew up the internet as her valiantly protecting her name–turned to a horse of a whole different color. That interview literally burned my bridge with the WWE. It was “suggested” by an employee of theirs that in the words of Bob Ryder, I received “nuclear” heat just by extending the forum to Joanie in order to get her voice heard. Hindsight being 20/20—I wouldn’t change my decision for the world and everything in it. I just felt it wasn’t right for Hunter—who I also thought was a friend on mind—to bully Chyna, knowing that she didn’t have a voice.” Click here to read the full column.

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