Jim Ross made an official statement on PWInsider regarding the WWE honouring Jimmy Snuka after his passing despite some criminal charges against him for murder never being cleared under some dubious circumstances.
“I had no issues with it. I was glad they recognized it and recognized his passing. For wrestling fans, for many of them, he meant a lot to a generation of fans. I’m glad that they acknowledged it.”
Ross added that the case involving Snuka and Nancy should be looked at after some time is given to the family to grieve his passing rather than jumping all over the issue like an "Oliver Stone quest."
“It’s the wrong form, in my view, to continue to wear out a topic of a trial that never happened and a court case that’s been dismissed. I don’t know what happened and all this other stuff regarding Jimmy and the lady that was murdered. But golly, there’s a time and place to discuss those issues. And one would think that we’d have enough intelligence to let the family – he had a lot of kids, man. They have friends and they have cousins and I think to just let the family grieve before we go back on this Oliver Stone quest of proving Jimmy Snuka posthumously was a murderer. It’s ridiculous. It’s embarrassing.”