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Jimmy Snuka Biography

James William Reiher better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, is a semi-retired Fijian professional wrestler and actor. Reiher was active in amateur bodybuilding in Hawaii in the 1960s. He also enjoyed some success as a professional bodybuilder, earning the titles of Mr. Hawaii, Mr. Waikiki and Mr. North Shore. Snuka made his wrestling debut as Jimmy Kealoha fighting Maxwell "Bunny" Butler in Hawaii in 1970. He later moved to the mainland and wrestled for Don Owen’s NWA Pacific Northwest territory where he held the belt as Heavyweight Champion six times. He first won the title by pinning Bull Ramos on November 16, 1973. Snuka also wrestled in several other National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) regions, including Texas. In 1977, he won both the Texas Heavyweight and Tag Team titles. In January 1982 Snuka entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a villainous character under the guidance of Captain Lou Albano.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.Snuka re-emerged in the WWF at WrestleMania V on April 2, 1989. He made his televised return to action on the May 27 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, defeating Boris Zhukov. After leaving the WWF in March 1992, Snuka 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.He was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996. On June 22, 2002 Snuka won the International Wrestling Superstars (IWS) United States Championship by pin fall against King Kong Bundy.His children, former WWE Superstar Jimmy Reiher, Jr. and current WWE Diva Sarona Reiher, are also wrestlers.  

Jimmy Snuka Latest News & Articles

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An in-depth look into the relationship between these two iconic WWE superstars.
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Let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the Undertaker's past WrestleMania opponents!
WWE News: Mick Foley says he would've never become a WWE Superstar without Jimmy Snuka
WWE News: Mick Foley says he would've never become a WWE Superstar without Jimmy Snuka
Mick Foley reveals that Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka was a pivotal motivational factor in his Hall Of Fame career.
WWE Rumors: Tamina Snuka may make her return on SmackDown Live
WWE Rumors: Tamina Snuka may make her return on SmackDown Live
Will Tamina Snuka be representing team red or team blue? Right now it seems like the latter.
WWE News: Tamina Snuka announces that there will be a program to celebrate Jimmy Snuka's life and legacy
WWE News: Tamina Snuka announces that there will be a program to celebrate Jimmy Snuka's life and legacy
Jimmy Snuka will not have a formal funeral service.
Best and Worst of Raw - 16th January 2016
Best and Worst of Raw - 16th January 2016
Just another filler episode, killing time until the Royal Rumble.
WWE News: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka acknowledged by WWE on Monday Night Raw
WWE News: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka acknowledged by WWE on Monday Night Raw
Has Snuka's passing affected the WWE's association with him?
5 things you may have forgotten about Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka
5 things you may have forgotten about Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka
Revisiting his legendary career!
WWE News: Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at age 73
WWE News: Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at age 73
Health complications had affected Snuka for quite a while.
WWE News: Charges dropped against Snuka
WWE News: Charges dropped against Snuka
How did Snuka's trial for his ex-girlfriend's killing end?
5 former wrestlers who are broke
5 former wrestlers who are broke
Wrestling has been profitable for the likes of Mr McMahon, The Rock, John Cena etc. but for some others it hasn't turned out so well
WWE News: WWE sued by 50 former wrestlers in brain injury lawsuit
WWE News: WWE sued by 50 former wrestlers in brain injury lawsuit
The WWE may have been clamping down on head related injuries lately, but is it too-little-too-late?
WWE News: Controversial WWE Hall of Famer added to WrestleCon 2017
WWE News: Controversial WWE Hall of Famer added to WrestleCon 2017
Jimmy Snuka to appear at WrestleCon 2017
WWE News: Prosecutors seek to force Jimmy Snuka into mental health treatment
WWE News: Prosecutors seek to force Jimmy Snuka into mental health treatment
Prosecutors hell bent on making Snuka pay for his crime.
WWE News: WWE Hall of Famer deemed incompetent to stand trial for murder
WWE News: WWE Hall of Famer deemed incompetent to stand trial for murder
This is not the first time Superfly's hearing has been extended
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