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WWE Moves to Remove Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka from Online Media

In light of the news yesterday regarding Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s arrest and charges stemming from the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino, WWE has moved to take references to the WWE Hall of Famer off of their website.  They have also gone on to suspend Snuka’s legend’s contract while the charges run their course in the legal system.

WWE’s official statement on the matter is as follows:

“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.”

This was to be expected, really.  If they made the same kinds of moves for Hulk Hogan, who only used derogatory language, you can’t expect them to let Snuka remain in a visible position of any sort with the company while facing murder charges.

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ROH World Champion Jay Lethal talks about the coincidence of WWE’s Seth Rollins defending two titles, being the face of ROH, and more

Ring of Honor World Champion and TV Champion Jay Lethal was a guest on Ring Rust Radio, and discussed a number of topics, including the possibility of a coincidence WWE is doing a dual-champion storyline with Seth Rollins, major media covering pro-wrestling, and more. The entire interview is available at BlogTalkRadio.com/RingRustRadio.

On whether it’s a coincidence that WWE also has Seth Rollins holding two titles and defending both on a September pay-per-view: I just happen to think its total coincidence. In wrestling, you’re constantly trying to do what’s never been done or what hasn’t been done in a really long time. I can only remember such an event happening and the one that comes to mind is Warrior and Hogan, intercontinental title and world title. That was our mindset, and I’m sure it’s their mindset too. To say that we inspired their story line, if I could find out that it was 100% true, I would be so honored. Man what an honor to say you did something that inspired the number one wrestling company in the world. Especially since for years they have done things that have inspired other wrestling promotions.

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Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Moved to UFC 193 Event in Australia

Over the weekend, the UFC made an announcement that the Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm will be moved up to the UFC 193 event.  This event will take place at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on November 14.

The change was announced on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” program late Friday night by UFC President Dana White.

Originally, this bout was scheduled for the UFC 195 card as the first event of 2016 and set for Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  UFC is looking to break an all-time attendance record for the organization in Australia.  With Rousey as a top star for the organization, it makes total sense to book her in a main event when they’re trying to break a record.

Rousey is 12-0, including six straight UFC victories.  She has stopped every opponent but one in the first round.  Holm is a former boxing champion who is also unbeaten in MMA and earned her shot at Rousey after consecutive UFC victories.

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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Arrested on Murder Charges, WWE Issues Statement

The hits keep coming in the wrestling world on this crazy news week.  Today, the Lehigh County (Pennsylvania) District Attorney’s office has announced that they have arrested WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.  The 72-year old was charged with third-degree murder as well as involuntary manslaughter.  Snuka was arraigned Tuesday afternoon and was sent to the Lehigh County Jail in lieu of bail.  It’s being reported that bail has been set at $100,000.

The charges are in relation to a 1982 death of Snuka’s then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino.  Argentino was killed on May 11, 1982 at what was then known as the George Washington Motor Lodge.  Snuka was never charged at the time, but the case was re-opened in 1984 as a result of her family pressuring authorities to do so.

WWE issued a statement in regard to the arrest as follows:

“WWE expresses its continued sympathy to the Argentino family for their loss. Ultimately this legal matter will be decided by our judicial system.”

Obviously, as more is revealed on this story we’ll bring it to you.

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READER POLL: Rate WWE Raw 08/31/15

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WWE Live Event Results for 8/30/2015 from Daytona Beach, FL

Shout out to one of our readers, “Brian,” who sent along these results and notes from the WWE Live Event that took place in Daytona Beach, FL Sunday night (August 30).  The card featured Seth Rollins vs. John Cena “Winner Takes All,” Team BAD vs. PCB, Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose, and more.

Remember you can always drop us live event results for any federation to our email – bwentz@ring-rap.com or dkoscelek@ring-rap.com – and we’ll post ’em up.

Match #1 – Dolph Ziggler (w/Lana) def. Rusev (w/Summer Rae) in a No Disqualification match.  Lana and Summer did their distraction bit and Ziggler hit the Zig Zag for the win.

They did a Miz TV segment with Adam Rose and Jimmy Uso.  Uso took Rose out with a superkick on the ramp for talking smack and calling him a party pooper.  Miz ended up beating Jimmy in a dance off, then attacked him with the Skull Crushing Finale.  I got a kick out of it.

Match #2 – Jimmy Uso def. Tyler Breeze.  This was alright, lasted about six minutes.

Match #3 – Team PCB (Paige, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte) def. Team BAD (Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Tamina).  Paige got a submission on Tamina with the PTO in about ten minutes.  Afterward, Renee Young asked about the “Beat the Clock” challenge on Raw, and Charlotte said the three of them will stick together no matter who wins on Raw.

Match #4 – Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens.  This was great and I hope we see a program with these two.  Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds to win it.

Match #5 – Jack Swagger def. Baron Corbin.  Live crowd popped big for Swagger.  He got the win with the Patriot Lock.

Match #6 – New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods w/Big E) def. The Prime Time Players to Retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.  This was alright, with Big E running interference to set up Kofi for the win.  He hit Titus with the Big Ending so Kofi could steal it.

Match #7 – John Cena def. Seth Rollins in a “Winner Takes All” Championship match by disqualification.  This was good, but their SummerSlam match was better.  Rollins landed a nut shot for the DQ.  Cena sent the fans home happy by hitting Rollins with an AA afterward.

I really enjoyed the show, and so did my daughter.

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Identify of the Man Shot at the WWE Performance Center, Had a Restraining Order for Spreading Feces and Urine on the Building

The man shot earlier today at the WWE Performance Center has been identified as Armando Montalvo.

Montalvo was shot by a sherrif’s deputy earlier today at the WWE Performance Center, in Orlando, FL, after charging a deputy with a knife.  The deputy fired one shot, and Montalvo is undergoing surgery at a local hospital.

The sherrif stated that Montalvo has shown an obsession with one of WWE’s female wrestlers and this was the third time police have encountered the man.  He has reportedly shown up at the Performance Center on multiple occasions while wearing a “wrestling outfit” and even banged on windows while threatening everyone inside because they would not hire him.  At one point, police had to subdue him at gunpoint after he was caught swinging a large chain.

WWE filed a restraining order against Montalvo earlier this month after he spread his feces and urine on the building, and there is reportedly a video of Montalvo mixing feces and urine with milk.

WWE described Montalvo as “deranged” in a statement earlier today, and from the sounds of it, it seems to be true.

Source: TMZ.com

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More Details on the Arrest of TNA Talent Bram

TBO.com has further information regarding the arrest of Thomas Latimer, who wrestles for TNA as Bram.

Latimer was arrested at approximately 6:00am Monday morning in Gulfport, FL, on charges of domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment.  The Tampa Tribune reports that police are stating Latimer was arguing with a woman, who is believed to be his girlfriend, when she went to the bedroom.

Latimer allegedly followed her, closed the door, and refused to allow her to leave.  According to polic, Latimer also pushed the woman onto the bed and held her down by her neck.

Latimer is currently being held in the Pinella County Jail without bond.

Please note, the woman in question is not WWE’s Charlotte (real name Ashley Fleihr), as she is no longer romantically involved wtih Latimer.

More as it develops.

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Man Reportedly Shot at the WWE Performance Center

ClickOrlando.com is reporting that a man was shot earlier today at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

The shooting was reported this afternoon (Monday 08/31/15) around 1:40pm.  According to the Orange County Fire Rescue, the man shot was taken to a hospital as a trauma alert.

Details are scarce at this point, but WWE has acknowledged the incident and issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately a deranged individual with no WWE affiliation, who had a court order prohibiting him from being on WWE property, was involved in an incident with an Orange County Sherriff’s deputy in the parking lot of the WWE Performance Center. We defer to the Orange County Sherriff’s department for further comment and information.”

Further details from WFTV.com state that a man was injured in a “deputy-involved shooting,” and this is the same man that showed up at the facility a few days ago and was arrested.

More as it develops.

 

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TNA Talent Bram Arrested on Domestic Battery and False Imprisonment Charges

TNA sent out a press release earlier today regarding the arrest of TNA Talent Bram (real name Thomas Latimer).

TNA has been advised by the Gulfport, Florida Police Department that Thomas Latimer, known as Bram, has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of domestic battery and false imprisonment. TNA is working to gather facts and obtain additional information related to the arrest.

“The charges against Thomas Latimer are serious, and he is immediately and indefinitely suspended from any future TNA-sanctioned events awaiting the outcome of the case,” said TNA Executive Vice President of Television and Talent John Gaburick.

Latimer, who is married to WWE talent Charlotte (real name Ashley Fliehr), was released from WWE in 2012 after being charged with battery of a police officer and disorderly intoxication.  Prior to that, he was arrested for driving under the influence.  Word is that he and Charlotte are separated currently, and Charlotte was not involved in the incident.

Drew’s Take:  Legal issues aside, this is a huge blow to TNA.  Bram is one of their top talents and has been consistently a bright spot on the show.  That aside, he has a history of these types of legal issues, and TNA is right to take these sorts of measures.  Quite frankly, I’m surprised he hasn’t been released, but I give them credit for getting out in front of the story.

Source: Prowrestling.net