Jimmy Snuka

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Jimmy Snuka

Snuka 2011
Ring name(s) Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Billed height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Billed weight 250 lb (110 kg)
Born May 18, 1942(1942-05-18)
Fiji Fiji
Resides Clifton, New Jersey
Billed from The Fiji Islands
Debut 1969
Retired 2013

James William "Jimmy" Reihsnukks (born 18 May 1942) is a Fijian professional wrestler. He is better known by his ring name, "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. His first match was in 1967. His son, Jimmy Snuka Jr, still currently works in the WWE, under the ring name Deuce and Domino. Snuka is one of the most remembered wrestlers, along with Hulk Hogan, Ted DiBiase, and more. He currently works at Tempest Wrestling.

As of March 2013, he no longer wrestles although he still makes appearances now and again. In August 2015, his wife announced that Snuka was diagnosed with stomach cancer.[1]

Championships[change | change source]

Snuka held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

  • Other honoree (1996)
  • Continental Wrestling Association
  • CWA International Tag Team Championship (one time) with JT Southern
  • NWA ECW Heavyweight Championship (two times, Inaugural)one
  • NWA ECW Television Championship (one time)
  • Georgia Championship Wrestling
  • NWA National Tag Team Championship (one time) with Terry Gordy
  • International Wrestling Superstars
  • IWS United States Championship (one time)
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (one time)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (two times) with Paul Orndorff (one) and Ray Stevens (one)
  • NWA All-Star Wrestling
  • NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (one time) with Don Leo Jonathan
  • NWA Big Time Wrestling
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (one time) with Gino Hernandez
  • NWL Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Pacific Northwest Wrestling
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship (five times)
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (six times) with Dutch Savage
  • PWI Match of the Year in 1982 vs. Bob Backlund in a cage match on June 28.
  • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year in 1983.
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year in 1980 with Ray Stevens.
  • PWI ranked him #29 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • World Wide Wrestling Alliance
  • WWWA Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
  • Tag Team of the Year in 1981 with Terry Gordy
  • Best Flying Wrestler in 1981
  • Best Wrestling Maneuver in 1981 and 1983 for the Superfly Splash.
  • Other titles
  • Tri-State Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • USA New York Championship (one time)
  • USA Pro Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • SXA United States of America Championship (one time)

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