WWF Legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Charged With Girlfriend’s 1983 Death



On Monday, wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka was charged in the 1983 death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino. Snuka was charged with one count of third-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. Jimmy’s 2012 autobiography was the catalyst to the case being reopened.

TMZ Sports obtained documents from the grand jury that indicted the former WWF superstar detailing why investigators believe he killed Nancy.


Snuka allegedly told investigators in 1983 that Nancy injured her head while the two were “fooling around” outside of their motel room in Allentown, PA. That they were playing, he pushed her with his forearm, and then she fell, striking her head.

In his 2012 autobiography, “Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story” the incident changed drastically. Snuka says Nancy slipped and fell while going to the bathroom at a rest stop, making no mention of an altercation.

The belief is that Nancy suffered a beating, and that there were indications of long term abuse.

Snuka was arrested Tuesday at his NJ home, and has since posted bail.