Full Name James Reiher Snuka
Born May 18, 1943
The late Jimmy Snuka is a legendary wrestler for the changes he brought to wrestling
throughout his career. However, he remains a controversial figure due to his alleged
involvement with the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.
After finding success in the art of body building, he moved to wrestling. Jimmy Snuka
wrestled in many of the territories before finally coming to the WWE.
Jimmy Snuka wrestled in WWE as a villain, but his high-flying style won over the fans, and
he slowly became a fan-favourite. His match with Bob Backlund for the WWF Championship
in Madison Square Garden, where the two were wrestling in a Steel Cage has gone down in
history for Snuka’s involvement.During a part of the match, Jimmy Snuka climbed to the top of the cage, before jumping off and onto Bob Backlund.
His feud with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper during his run in WWE, remains his most iconinc.
After he left and returned to WWE again, he was the veteran that the younger stars beat to
get to the next level.
Jimmy Snuka also holds the honour of being the first-ever opponent of the Undertaker whom
the Dead Man defeated in WrestleMania VII to begin his Undefeated Streak.
Jimmy Snuka would wrestle in WCW for a year, but he would return again to WWE. He kept
making sporadic appearances for the company. Jimmy Snuka was also inducted into the
WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
In 2015, after he was dismissed from the trial surrounding his girlfriend’s passing due to
Dementia, Snuka passed away.