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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka dead at 73

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UPDATED: Thursday, January 26, 2017 00:35
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Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:51 PM

BRENDA


Not sure if any of you remember this wrestler. He was big in the late 60s and 70s. He worked through the 80s for the WWWF as the WWE was known at the time.

Jimmy Snuka got the nickname "Superfly" by being the first wrestler to leap off the top rope and land on an opponent who was laying on the mat.

First to leap off a steel cage as well to the ring and an opponent, if I remember correctly.

He worked up here in All Star Wrestling back in the late 60s and 70s. Same time as Roddy Piper too, I think.

He eventually went on to feud with Piper during the 80s in the WWWF.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:44 PM

MEOWBEAST


I remember him. When my husband and I moved to the Bay Area in 1979, we had a small tv with no cable and wrestling was the one channel we got! We both became fans and Jimmy Snooka was a favorite. Not sure if we got live broadcasts or older matches though.

I'm not sure but I remember my husband saying that Jimmy Snooka looked like Ronnie James Dio *wished* he looked like? lol The wild hair plus the muscles I think he meant.

Anyway I'm sorry for his death at such an early age.


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Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:35 AM

BRENDA


1979, hard to say. Could have been live or recorded.

My understanding he was another one with cancer.

He was always a favourite of mine too.

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