The WWE have today continued their attempts to distance themselves from Jimmy Snuka following the WWE Hall of Famer's murder charge.
After taking steps to scrub the veteran wrestler from their website - in a move that echoed the handling of the recent Hulk Hogan racism storm - the WWE have now confirmed their next move.
Releasing an official statement late on Wednesday, the organization confirmed that they have suspended Snuka's WWE Legends contract as the murder case continues.
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The statement read:
"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."
Considering the severity of the allegations against the 72-year-old it is perhaps no surprise to see the WWE taking the precautionary step at this time.
Snuka was charged on Monday with involuntary manslaughter and third-degree murder for the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino, a former girlfriend of the wrestler.
Th charges were brought against the veteran after a grand jury in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania came to the conclusion that Snuka had "repeatedly assaulted" Argentino before leaving her in a Whitehall Township motel without alerting medical authorities.
The wrestler, known to his fans as 'Superfly', posted $100,000 bail earlier this week but is facing up to 20-40 years in prison should he be found guilty of the charges.
Jimmy Snuka's attorney is believed to be arguing his client is unfit to stand trial due to the years of punishment he took in the wrestling ring.
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