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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Samoan Dynasty Part 4 "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka

"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka is Afa and Sika's cousin that is how he is tied into the great Samoan Dynasty! Hailing from the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific.

Anyone that has had the chance to have the breath taking experience of watching him in his prime, knows that he started a new era in wrestling! He was the first to amaze the crowd with his awesome aerial moves mixed with martial arts moves.

This combination along with wrestling moves formed a new style of wrestling that is more like an art form than a regular wrestling match. Many wrestlers would copy that style for generations to come. His signature move is called the "Superfly Leap".

Snuka would be a huge draw for the WWF (now WWE) in the 80's right after Bruno Sammartino retired. He started out being managed by Captain Lou Albano but it wasn't long before the relationship would sour and Snuka would go out on his own!

Snuka would go on to be one of the WWF's most admired wrestlers. He had just as much merchandise as Hulk Hogan and Andre "The Giant". He even had a character on Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling Cartoon!

Snuka's most memorable moment was an amazing death defying "Superfly Leap" off the top of a steel cage on to his opponent Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden. Another very memorable moment in Snuka's career is the feud between him and Rowdy Roddy Piper! It all started when Snuka was doing an interview on the incredibly popular wrestling segment "Pipers Pit". After a heated interview Piper hit Snuka in the head with a coconut causing a concussion. They went on to have many brutal battles one ending with Piper breaking Snuka's neck!

Now Snuka is in to his 50's but still has his love of wrestling. He can still be found as a main event in Indy shows across the country. You can also find him helping out at the Wild Samoan training center! Helping to train our future wrestling stars!


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