Scott's Mailbag of Doom: Pretty morbid this week – SportingNews.com
Published on Sep. 1, 2015 | Updated on Sep. 2, 2015
It’s going to be an upbeat and positive mailbag this week. I can feel it.
Letter No. 1
So, with the recent news, Jimmy Snuka’s a full fledged heel now, right?
To be totally fair, Snuka is only accused of brutally murdering his mistress and then lying about it to authorities for the past 30 years. I mean, just because everyone assumes he did it, and all the evidence points to him, and a grand jury decided to indict him . . . um, I forgot where I was going with this. Oh, yeah, my point being, everyone thought that O.J. Simpson was a murdering psychopath, but it turned out he was only a kidnapping psychopath in the eyes of the law. You have to give people the benefit of the doubt sometimes.
More importantly, does this mean that Michael Cole will never again mention that Tamina is the daughter of Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka?
For those who would like to read a really interesting, but heartbreaking, account of the (alleged) murder of Nancy Argentino by Snuka (allegedly) and resulting cover-up, I’d highly recommend Irv Muchnick’s “Justice Denied,” an e-book that’s available on Amazon with proceeds going to Nancy’s family.
Well, that was quite the downer to start. Hopefully the next one will perk things up.
Letter No. 2
Say Hulk Hogan dies tomorrow in a car crash. With everything surrounding his racist comments and dismissal from WWE, does he get the 10-bell salute on Monday?
Geez, pretty morbid this week, readers.
The thing with Hogan is that he didn’t actually kill anyone. That we know of. I mean, there might be some stuff on those tapes in the Gawker lawsuit, know what I’m saying? But let’s stay positive and assume Hogan is merely at worst a racist and a homophobe according to the court of public opinion. He’s still on all the WWE Network shows, but he’s been taken off the Hall of Fame website for the moment. It doesn’t appear to be a Chris Benoit situation where he’s erased from history, but rather he’s just being put into historical timeout. In fact, guys like Jeff Jarrett have been given worse fates for daring to start TNA, retroactively buried on WWE DVDs.
If Hogan shuts up and goes away for a year, he’ll be brought back …Read More