Wednesday, June 14, 2023

the last book I ever read (Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America, excerpt three)

from Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America by Andrew Riesman:

The potential for scandal—dead girl, live wrestler, previous incident, blind eye turned—was enormous. Vince was less than a month away from securing ownership of his father’s company, and now it was all in jeopardy.

To make matters worse, Snuka changed his story in that morning confab. This time, he told the police that he had been driving with Argentino in the early hours of the previous morning, that she’d needed to relieve herself in some roadside bushes, and that she’d slipped and hit her head on the pavement while coming back to the car.

A wrestler who was trying to defend Snuka would, decades later, inadvertently undermine this story when he told a documentary crew that he was in the car with them that early morning and had no recollection of the roadside incident.

But that was the story Snuka held on to for the rest of his life, and he never offered a satisfying answer as to why he’d said anything different beforehand.

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