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Jimmy Snuka

Professional Wrestler
Born May 18, 1943

James William Reiher, better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, is a semi-retired Fijian professional wrestler and actor. He is signed with WWE, working in their Legends program. Originally from the Fiji Islands, Snuka wrestled for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. Snuka was the first ECW Heavyweight Champion and held the title on two occasions.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Snuka.


1943 Birth Born on May 18, 1943.


1970 27 Years Old Snuka made his debut as Jimmy Kealoha fighting Maxwell "Bunny" Butler in Hawaii in 1970. … Read More


1973 30 Years Old He first won the title by pinning Bull Ramos on November 16, 1973. … Read More
1977 34 Years Old 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. … Read More
1979 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Orndorff and Snuka defeated Baron von Raschke and Greg Valentine to become the tag team title holders in 1979.
1982 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1982, Snuka entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as a villainous character under the guidance of Captain Lou Albano.


Snuka also feuded with "Magnificent" Don Muraco in 1983, which began after Snuka entered the ring for a preliminary match while Muraco, the Intercontinental Champion, was being interviewed. … Read More
1984 - 1986 5 More Events
1989 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Snuka re-emerged in the WWF at WrestleMania V on April 2, 1989. … Read More
1990 - 1991 2 More Events
In January 1992, he competed in the Royal Rumble for the vacant WWF Championship, but lasted only 3 minutes before being eliminated by The Undertaker.


1994 51 Years Old Snuka was ECW's first ECW Heavyweight Champion and toured with the company through 1994. … Read More
1996 53 Years Old 1 More Event
He was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996. … Read More
2000 57 Years Old Snuka also appeared on WCW Monday Nitro in early 2000, where he gave Jeff Jarrett a Superfly Splash off the top of a steel cage. … Read More
2002 59 Years Old On June 22, 2002, Snuka won the International Wrestling Superstars (IWS) United States Championship by pin fall against King Kong Bundy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, proving to the world that he could still fly.


2005 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 64 Years Old 1 More Event
A year later he appeared at the 2007 WWE draft edition of Raw in a vignette for Mr. McMahon appreciation night.
2008 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Snuka appeared in the Royal Rumble. … Read More
On the March 2, 2009 edition of Raw, he was attacked by Chris Jericho during a parody of Piper's Pit. … Read More
2010 67 Years Old On November 15, 2010, Snuka made an appearance on an "old school" edition of Raw, where he stood by his daughter Tamina, in the corner of The Usos during their match against Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov.
2011 68 Years Old In 2011, Jimmy Snuka competed at JCW: Icons and Legends event competing in a Battle Royal match won by Zach Gowen.
2013 70 Years Old …  On June 28, 2013, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced that the still-open case would be reviewed by his staff. … Read More
2014 71 Years Old On May 11, 2014, Snuka teamed up with fellow wrestler, The Patriot, to defeat the team of Brodie Williams and Mr. TA at a Big Time Wrestling event. … Read More
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