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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Snuka
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
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Ring name(s) Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight 260 lb (120 kg/19 st)
Born May 18, 1943 (1943-05-18) (age 65)
Fiji Islands
Trained by Danny Hodge-Eubank
Debut 1969

James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, and actor, better known by his ring name of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Originally from the Fiji Islands, Snuka wrestled for several wrestling promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation in the early- to mid-'80s, and is credited with being the first ECW Heavyweight Champion and introducing the high-flyer style of wrestling to the WWF.[1] His adopted son James Jr. is also a professional wrestler, currently wrestling on SmackDown! as Deuce. Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Fiji (disambiguation). ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Fiji (disambiguation). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... -1... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... James William Reiher, Jr. ...

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Wrestling career

Early career

After making his debut fighting Maxwell "Bunny" Butler in Hawaii in 1969, Snuka moved to Raleigh,NC soon afterwards. There, he won the Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) Heavyweight title six times between 1971 and 1976 and the PNW Tag Team Championship six times along with partner Dutch Savage. Snuka also wrestled in several other National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) regions, including Texas, the Mid-Atlantic (where he formed a tag team with Paul Orndorff and later with Ray Stevens), and Georgia. He became identified with the "I Love You" sign language gesture, which he displayed as he jumped from the ropes in his signature move, which became so popular among fans that promoters began relaxing their ban of top-rope maneuvers so as to accommodate Snuka's exciting aerial style. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Pacific Northwest Wresting (PNW) was a Portland, Oregon based professional wrestling company. ... Dutch Savage (real name - Frank Stewart) is a former professional wrestler and wrestling promoter, best known for his time spent competing in Pacific Northwest Wrestling. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a retired professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling as Mr. ... This article is about the wrestler. ... People often use gestures during heated or tense arguments, such as at this political demonstration. ...


World Wrestling Federation

1982

In January 1982 Snuka entered the then-named World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a heel under the guidance of Captain Lou Albano. Snuka lost several title shots at WWF Champion Bob Backlund; their most famous match together was a Steel cage match at Madison Square Garden on June 28, 1982 in which Snuka leapt from the top of the cage, barely missing Backlund who managed to escape the cage for the win. The contest would be declared Match of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The PWI Match of the Year Award, given yearly since 1972 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the best match of the year as voted by readers of the magazine. ... Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is a professional wrestling magazine. ...


Even though Snuka was a heel, the Northeast fans started to cheer on Snuka and his athletic style. An angle was created late in the year which revealed- on an episode of Buddy Rogers' Victory Corner- that Snuka was being financially ripped off by Lou Albano, thus releasing Snuka from Albano's managerial services. Albano then attacked Snuka and with the help of "Classy" Freddie Blassie's newest arrival, Snuka's former tag team partner Ray Stevens, beat Snuka bloody in front of a TV audience. The vicious attack, concluding with two piledrivers by Stevens on the concrete floor, solidified Snuka's new role as a face seeking to settle the score. Upon becoming a babyface Snuka brought his former manager from the Mid-Atlantic territory, "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, back on as his new manager and embarked on a mixture of tag and singles matches against Stevens and Albano across the region. Snuka was now a star at the beginning of Vince McMahon's expansion and a candidate for what would become Hulk Hogan's role in the company, but outside-the-ring issues and lack of mic skills were factors that would hold him back from ever capturing a WWF title belt. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... Fred Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003), better known as Classy Freddie Blassie, was an American professional wrestler and manager born in St. ... This article is about the wrestler. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ...


1983

Snuka would also have a famous feud with Don "The Rock" Muraco in 1983, which began after Snuka entered the ring for a preliminary match while Muraco, the Intercontinental Champion, was being interviewed. Muraco, enraged at the perceived lack of respect, confronted Snuka at ringside, triggering a wild brawl in which Muraco's street clothes were torn off and Muraco bloodied Snuka with a microphone. Don Muraco (Born Don Morrow on September 10, 1949), also known as The Magnificent Muraco was a Hawaiian professional wrestler in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


In 1983, Snuka encountered a personal crisis that would haunt him for many years to come. On May 10, 1983, after finishing his last match at the WWF TV taping at the Lehigh County Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Snuka became the focal point of an investigation regarding the suspicious death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino. In the early hours the morning after the Allentown event, Argentino was discovered semi-conscious in a hotel room next to a sleeping Snuka. Various accounts of the cause came to light from alleged abuse to a slip and fall caused by intoxication. Argentino was taken to a nearby hospital and later died of a skull fracture. The death was ruled accidental. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... ...


After a few months of recovery from the loss of his girlfriend, another defining moment of Snuka's career occurred on October 17, 1983 in another steel cage match at Madison Square Garden, this time against Intercontinental Champion "Magnificent" Don Muraco. The match ended in a loss for the Superfly, but he managed to drag Muraco back into the ring and this time connect with the most famous Superfly Splash of his career, off the top of the 15-foot high steel cage.[2] Future wrestling stars The Sandman, Mick Foley, Tommy Dreamer, and Bubba Ray Dudley were all in attendance at the event, and cite this match as the reason they decided to aggressively pursue professional wrestling.[3] is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Don Muraco (Born Don Morrow on September 10, 1949), also known as The Magnificent Muraco was a Hawaiian professional wrestler in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. ... James (Jim) Fullington (born June 16, 1963) better known by his ring name The Sandman, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he was dubbed The Hardcore Icon. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


1984

In June 1984, Snuka became embroiled in an intense feud with one of the WWF's top heels, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, through a notorious incident that would be perhaps the most infamous of either wrestler's career. In a segment of Piper's Pit, Piper brought bananas and coconuts to the interview to make Snuka "feel more at home" but said he didn't get a tree for Snuka to "climb up and down like a monkey." Piper then proceeded to smash a real coconut on Jimmy's head when he turned his back momentarily. This was followed by a beating with a belt before the WWF cut to a commercial. The attack led to a series of bitter grudge matches between the two that were played out over venues across the US throughout the summer of 1984. The remainder of Snuka's initial WWF stint would see him frequently tangling with Piper one way or another, often via tag matches or wrestling Piper's closest ally, Bob Orton, Jr.. Snuka also famously defeated Orton at The War to Settle the Score, and put Orton's left arm in a cast for over a year. The feud played a small part in the first ever WrestleMania in March 1985, when Snuka acted as a cornerman for Hulk Hogan and Mr. T when they faced Piper and Paul Orndorff (with Orton in their corner). The Superfly vanished from the WWF in August 1985, though he still appeared in cartoon form when Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling premiered the following month. Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ... Robert Keith Orton, Jr. ... WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... This article is about the actor. ... Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a retired professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling as Mr. ... Hulk Hogans Rock n Wrestling is an American animated cartoon TV series that originally aired on CBS Saturday mornings from September 14, 1985 to June 27, 1987. ...


American Wrestling Association (1986-1989)

After a stint in alcohol/drug rehab, Snuka resurfaced in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) replacing the injured Jerry Blackwell as Greg Gagne's partner in a tag team match against Bruiser Brody and Nord the Barbarian at WrestleRock 86. Snuka would split his time between the AWA and Japan throughout 1986 and 1987. His most notable feud in the AWA during that time was with Col. DeBeers, who refused to fight Snuka because of his race. However, he was able to sneak-attack Snuka by pushing him off the top rope onto the floor and administering several face-first piledrivers. This led the way for a series of grudge matches in 1987. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jerry Blackwell was a professional wrestler, better known by his stage name Crusher Jerry Blackwell. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frank Goodish (June 18, 1946 - July 17, 1988) was a professional wrestler who earned his greatest fame under the name Bruiser Brody. ... John Nord (born October 18, 1959) is a retired American professional wrestler. ... Edward Wiskoski is a former American professional wrestler best known as Colonel DeBeers in the AWA (American Wrestling Association). ...


World Wrestling Federation (1989-1992)

Like many aging veterans before him, Snuka re-emerged in the WWF at Wrestlemnia V in April 1989 to help put over younger stars, like Curt Hennig and Rick Rude. In 1991, he was also the first PPV singles opponent for The Undertaker. The Undertaker would be a top contender in the company for many years to come, in part from Snuka letting him win in a squash at WrestleMania VII; this began his Wrestlemania undefeated streak. Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1959 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... In professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely one-sided match; one performer dominates the other and quickly defeats him with virtually no resistance. ... WrestleMania VII was the seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ...


Eastern Championship Wrestling (1992-1994)

After leaving the WWF in February 1992, Jimmy toured with various smaller organizations in the early 1990s and played a role in the formation of Tod Gordon's Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) organization along with Don Muraco and Terry Funk. Snuka was ECW's first ECW Heavyweight Champion and toured with the company through 1994. ECW would later be taken over by Paul Heyman, who would rename it Extreme Championship Wrestling. Tod A. Gordon was the founder of Eastern Championship Wrestling, later Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... Don Muraco (Born Don Morrow on September 10, 1949), also known as The Magnificent Muraco was a Hawaiian professional wrestler in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. ... Terrance (Terry) Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American professional wrestler, known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the later part of his career that inspired many later wrestlers, most notably Mick Foley. ... -1... Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Semi-Retirement (1996-present)

He was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996. He also continued to spend much of his time with East Coast Wrestling organizations through the late 1990s and into the 2000s. During this time, he wrestled the Metal Maniac in a series of matches that spanned across many independent wrestling promotions. Snuka won nearly every one of these matches. WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ...


During the latter half of the 1990s, Snuka appeared for both major wrestling promotions, the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. He would make periodic appearances for the WWF, such as competing at the 1996 Survivor Series. Snuka received a lifetime achievement award from WWE in 2002 at Madison Square Garden and began to be thrust into skits by WWE in 2004/2005. Snuka also appeared on WCW Monday Nitro in early 1999, where at the age of 56, he gave Jeff Jarrett a Superfly Splash off the top of a steel cage. Snuka also participated at the first XWF TV tapings, accompanying his son, Jimmy Snuka, Jr. to the ring for some matches, including one match where father and son delivered the Superfly Splash to prone opponents. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Survivor Series 1996 was the tenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... For the former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy, see Jeffrey D. Jarrett. ... X Wrestling Federation - commonly known as XWF - was a short lived professional wrestling promotion from late 2001 to early 2002. ... James William Reiher, Jr. ...


In 2005, he appeared at the WWE Homecoming, where he delivered a Superfly Splash to Rob Conway with a ring full of legends at his side like Dusty Rhodes and Billy Graham. He also took part in a backstage skit, chasing after a partially disrobed Mae Young with a wad of Ted DiBiase's money. He was a part of the Taboo Tuesday pay-per-view, where fans voted for him (ahead of Kamala and Jim Duggan) to team with Eugene against Rob Conway and Tyson Tomko. Snuka won the match, pinning Conway after a superfly splash. He also appeared at the 2007 WWE draft edition of Monday Night Raw in a vignette for Mr. McMahon appreciation night. Robert Thomas Conway (born November 28, 1974) is an American professional wrestler and is best known for his 7 year stint with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... Superstar Billy Graham Eldridge Wayne Coleman, better known by his stage name Superstar Billy Graham (born September 10, 1943), is an American professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Theodore Marvin Ted DiBiase Sr. ... James Jim Harris (born May 28, 1950) is an American professional wrestler. ... James Stuart Duggan (born January 14, 1954), better known by his ring name Hacksaw Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Nicholas David Dinsmore (born December 17, 1975 in Jeffersonville, Indiana), is an American professional wrestler who is best known for his gimmick of Eugene in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Travis David Tomko (born March 23, 1976), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Tomko, where he is one half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions, and New Japan Pro Wrestling under his full name, where he was one half... WWE RAW is the Monday night professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Vince McMahon Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Vince McMahon Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina), is an American professional wrestling promoter, on screen personality, and former play-by-play announcer. ...


On June 24, 2007, Jimmy Snuka was introduced as Sgt. Slaughter's tag team partner in the open invitational match for the WWE Tag Team Championship at Vengeance. Snuka was ultimately pinned by his son, now performing under the name Deuce of Deuce 'n Domino. is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the wrestler Robert Remus. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the SmackDown! brand of WWE. For the original WWE Tag Team Championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand, see World Tag Team Championship (WWE). ... Deuce N Domino are a professional wrestling tag team that are currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ...


Snuka continues to work in nostalgia bits for WWE as well as work for U.S. independent shows and conventions.


On January 27, 2008, Snuka appeared in WWE's Royal Rumble 2008 pay-per-view event. He was in the match less than 5 minutes and primarily focused his efforts on fellow WWE Hall of Famer and onetime nemesis, Roddy Piper. Both were quickly eliminated by the very next entrant, Kane. who was later eliminated by Batista is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... Batista is a Spanish or Portuguese surname. ...


Acting career

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In wrestling

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Championships and accomplishments

  • NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (1 time) - with Don Leo Jonathan
  • NWL WRESTLING
  • NWl Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • WWWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Other Titles
  • Tri-State Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • USA New York Championship (1 time)
  • USA Pro Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • SXA United States of America Championship (1 time)

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Notes

  1. ^ WWE: Superstars > Hall of Fame > Jimmy Snuka > Bio
  2. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.34)
  3. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.34)

References

  • Foley, Mick (1999) Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. ReganBooks. ISBN 0-060-9299-1.

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