The world of professional wrestling was shocked and saddened when WWF legend Jimmy Snuka was arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend during an incident in 1983. Now, fans have taken to social media to express their feelings over the surprising news.
Wrestling legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, 72, was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Argento, who was found dead in their shared hotel room in 1983. The wrestler surrendered to Lehigh County authorities in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Sept. 1, where he was arraigned and sent to the county jail under $100,000 bail, which he later posted. Wrestling fans took to Twitter to express their sadness and shock at the arrest of the WWE Hall of Famer.
— Courtney Kemp (@Courtknee0909) September 2, 2015
ANOTHER wrestling controversy comes up today. #JimmySnuka to be charged with murder!?!! Man all these legends are sure getting notorious…
— Will Power (@DaRealWillPower) September 1, 2015
Jimmy Snuka will be charged in the death of his then-girlfriend. Justice is finally served.
— Jason Solomon (@solomonster) September 1, 2015
Been waiting on WWE to turn Jimmy Snuka heel for a while now.
— Heath (@Neauxpe) September 1, 2015
Jimmy will reportedly be charged with committing third-degree murder, which means a killing with malice. It carries a maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison. The WWE would only say that it “expresses its continued sympathy to the Argentino family for their loss. Ultimately this legal matter will be decided by our judicial system,” in a statement issued to PWInsider.com.
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— Alex Cramer