Lawyer Claims Jimmy Snuka and Mr. Fuji Were Diagnosed With CTE After Passing Away

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Jimmy Snuka and Mr. Fuji were allegedly diagnosed with CTE after passing away, this according to new documents filed on behalf of more than sixty ex-WWE wrestlers.

It’s all part of the ongoing legal battle between the group of wrestlers and WWE in which they claim the company hid long-term effects of brain damage from them.

In a new filing, Snuka’s estate claims his brain and spinal cord were studied after his death and revealed the WWE Hall of Famer had CTE. He also had Alzheimer’s disease.

A rep for Mr. Fuji’s estate makes similar claims. They allege that he was a “shell of his former self” before passing away in 2016 due to dementia. Years after, upon learning of other athletes having CTE, the manager’s family donated his brain to a pathologist and learned he had it as well. They also claim the report said it was due to his “history of blows to the head.”

According to reporter Chris Harrington, who has been combing through the docs, the filing states Paul Orndorff has recently been diagnosed with dementia, is clinically depressed and exhibits paranoia. The documents also state that Marty Jannetty has an “inability to think clearly” and occasional thirty-minute blackouts.

A rep for WWE released a statement to The Boston Globe in which they question the integrity of the lawyer handling the case, “[Kyros] has been repeatedly admonished by the court for presenting false and misleading information, and no medical report was included in this filing. We will review the medical reports when they are made available to us and respond appropriately via the judicial system.”

  • Will Henderson

    this shady lawyer’s at it again, isn’t he, he’s not in it for the wrestler’s suing WWE, he’s in it for his own financial gain.

    i would like the judge to ask for actual medical records from the wrestlers on this class action lawsuit list to provide their own medical records to the judge and not the shady lawyer

  • Louis

    I hate lawyers.

  • Matthew Smith

    Is this the same lawyer that tried to lie about how Matt Borne was brought into tbe wrestling business because of Vince and not his fathef Tough Tony Borne?

  • Jimmy Norris

    Seems like a money grab.