• 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: James Reiher Snuka) at the age of 73 due to terminal illness.
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear, the guy was a great legend and a very deserving WWE Hall of Famer (which contrary to false online reports, he still is for a fact) and whether he was actually guilty of murdering his 1983 girlfriend Nancy Argentino, we will never know.
Don’t believe for one second, that just because you read stuff in a book (written by Pro-Wrestling-Hater Irvin Muchnik), on social media or in dirt-sheets, that you have the same knowledge, that a federal judge would have needed a fair & extensive trial to get it. That’s not possible in any way, shape or form whatsoever.
Did he do it? It does look like he did it, but we will never know for sure. Period. We rather stick with the facts here, as opposed to believe rumors, opinions & biased reports.
So with that being said, let’s please remember him for the great Wrestling Legend that he was on TV.
† R.I.P. JIMMY SNUKA
• U.S. Navy Responds To Reports Of Sgt. Slaughter Never Serving In Military
While WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter only played a character on WWF TV, very few people know he never served in the military.
A twitter account, SoCal Uncensored, called out Slaughter for saying during shoot interviews that he served in 2 tours of Vietnam while he was a part of the Marine Corps, when in fact he never did.
In 2009, Slaughter accepted the Commander-In-Chief’s Gold Medal of Merit from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
SoCal Uncensored reached out to the Department of Navy to find out if Slaughter ever served in the United States Marines.
He got the following response:
“We initiated a search of the files maintained by the Manpower Management Records & Performance Branch (MMRP). MMRP was not able to identify Mr. Remus as a member or former member of the U.S. Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve based upon the information provided in your request.”
Official response from the Department of the Navy to if Sgt. Slaughter ever served in the Marines.
For those who don't have time to read, he did not. pic.twitter.com/bIpik22dln
— SoCal UNCENSORED (@socaluncensored) January 14, 2020
Jim Cornette addressed this story on his podcast and said he had no idea Slaughter never served in the military.
However, Cornette noted that he has no problem with Slaughter claiming to be a former Marine, as it is to protect his character and maintain kayfabe.
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