Wrestling With Sin: 236

Brian Damage

This is the 236th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media. Continue reading

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The Mysterious Death of Nancy Argentino

(Image courtesy of www.ringsideaction.com)

Craig Wilson

Regular readers of this blog will have read Brian’s excellent ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series that looks at some of the murkier stories from wrestling’s history.

Part inspired by that series, Craig looks at the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino in 1983. At the time Ms. Argentino was the girlfriend of the future WWF Hall of Famer, and one of the biggest wrestling stars of the 1980s, Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka. Today on the blog, Craig looks at that death and the events surrounding it.

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Wrestling With Sin: The Dark Side of the Squared Circle

Brian Damage

30 years after the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino, the case is being looked into once again (Image courtesy of mma-roundup.blogspot.com)

30 years after the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino, the case is being looked into once again (Image courtesy of mma-roundup.blogspot.com)

I decided to write this article because two things happened this week, the death of Matthew Osbourne AKA Matt Borne and the reopening of the 30 year old cold case involving Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.

Now, a few years ago, a friend and myself were approached to write a book on this subject, but for various reasons, fell through. As great and as lighthearted pro wrestling can be…there is also another side…a much darker side. An underbelly if you will, that involves sex, lies, drugs, murder and cover-ups. There are many tales that I have heard or witnessed throughout the years and today, I will share just a few. Continue reading