43 Facts About Jimmy Snuka

1. Jimmy Snuka died in January 2017 after a battle with stomach cancer.

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2. Jimmy Snuka wrestled for a number of promotions throughout his career, but he was best known for his time in the WWF during the 1980s.

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3. Jimmy Snuka was the only person of the interest in the case but was never charged; until Tuesday.

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4. Jimmy Snuka is one of the most remembered wrestlers, along with Hulk Hogan, Ted DiBiase, and more.

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5. Jimmy Snuka died on January 15, 2017, at age 73 in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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6. On December 2, 2016, it was announced that Jimmy Snuka was in hospice and had six months left to live, due to a terminal illness.

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7. On November 2, 2015, Jimmy Snuka pleaded not guilty before Judge Kelly Banach.

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8. On October 7, 2015, Jimmy Snuka's lawyers agreed to forego a preliminary hearing, which the prosecution contended was a waste of court resources, given the thorough grand jury investigation.

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9. Jimmy Snuka appears not to have ever paid, claiming financial inability.

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10. Jimmy Snuka was the only suspect involved in the subsequent investigation.

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11. Jimmy Snuka was stepfather to Carole's three children: Bridget, Richard, and Dennis.

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12. Jimmy Snuka wrote an autobiography, Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story, which was released on December 1, 2012.

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13. On May 11, 2014, Jimmy Snuka teamed up with The Patriot to defeat the team of Brodie Williams and Mr TA at a Big Time Wrestling event.

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14. On July 1, 2006, Jimmy Snuka wrestled for 1PW's Fight Club 2 event where he teamed with Darren Burridge to defeat Stevie Lynn and Jay Phoenix.

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15. In 2004, Jimmy Snuka made an appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at their Victory Road pay-per-view as Roddy Piper's guest on Piper's Pit.

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16. Jimmy Snuka continued to spend much of his time with East Coast Wrestling organizations through the late 1990s and into the 2000s.

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17. Jimmy Snuka made an appearance on an "old school" edition of Raw in November 2010, where he stood by his daughter Tamina, in the corner of The Usos during their match against Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, which would be his final WWE appearance.

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18. Jimmy Snuka was the first eliminated by Jericho, who eventually won the match.

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19. Jimmy Snuka was in the match less than 5 minutes and primarily focused his efforts on onetime nemesis, Roddy Piper.

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20. Jimmy Snuka appeared at the 2007 WWE draft edition of Raw in a vignette for Vince McMahon appreciation night.

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21. Jimmy Snuka was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame class of 1996.

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22. Jimmy Snuka appeared on WCW Monday Nitro January 10, 2000, where he gave Jeff Jarrett a Superfly Splash off the top of a steel cage.

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23. Jimmy Snuka continued his assault on Dreamer after the match, which began a feud between the two.

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24. Jimmy Snuka lost the title to Terry Funk in a brutal steel cage match at Bloodfest: Part 1.

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25. Jimmy Snuka left the WWF soon after, his last recorded match being a loss to Shawn Michaels at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on February 8, 1992.

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26. In January 1990, Jimmy Snuka made his Royal Rumble match debut, lasting 17 minutes and eliminating two competitors before being eliminated by the eventual winner, Hulk Hogan.

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27. Jimmy Snuka lost the match by count-out as a result of interference from DiBiase's bodyguard Virgil.

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28. Jimmy Snuka left the WWF in July 1985, though he still appeared in cartoon form when Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling premiered in September.

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29. Jimmy Snuka defeated Orton at The War to Settle the Score on February 18, 1985; an injury during the match forced Orton to wear a cast on his left arm, which he continued to wear after the injury healed.

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30. In June 1984, Jimmy Snuka became embroiled in a feud with one of the WWF's top villains, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

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31. Jimmy Snuka was named the 1983 Wrestler of the Year by Victory Magazine for his efforts.

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32. Jimmy Snuka took on Rogers as his manager during the feud with Albano, Freddie Blassie, and Ray Stevens.

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33. Jimmy Snuka lost several title shots at WWF Champion Bob Backlund, including a steel cage match at Madison Square Garden on June 28, 1982 in which Snuka leapt from the top of the cage, and onto Backlund who managed to escape the cage for the win just seconds prior.

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34. In January 1982, Jimmy Snuka entered the World Wrestling Federation as a villainous character under the guidance of Captain Lou Albano.

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35. Jimmy Snuka formed a tag team with Ray Stevens while with this promotion.

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36. On September 1, 1979, Jimmy Snuka defeated Ricky Steamboat to hold the United States title.

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37. Jimmy Snuka wrestled in several other National Wrestling Alliance regions, including Texas.

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38. Jimmy Snuka had a two-year feud with another rookie, Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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39. Jimmy Snuka enjoyed some success as a professional bodybuilder, earning the titles of Mr Hawaii, Mr Waikiki and Mr North Shore.

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40. Jimmy Snuka was active in amateur bodybuilding in Hawaii in the 1960s.

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41. Jimmy Snuka was born in the British colony of Fiji on May 18, 1943 to Louisa Smith and Charles Thomas.

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42. Jimmy Snuka was best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation in the early to mid-1980s and was credited with introducing the high-flying style of wrestling to the WWF.

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43. Jimmy Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s.

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