RIP Jimmy Snuka 1943 – 2017

Jimmy SnukaIt is with sad hearts we report the passing of Superfly Jimmy Snuka. Entered into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, Superfly was an icon and a legend in the world of professional wrestling. A former bodybuilder, with the near-athleticism of a cruiserweight, Superfly Jimmy Snuka wowed fans around the world. He would brag to Hit The Ropes (in an interview in 2009) that he would outdraw Hulk Hogan everywhere he went in the early 80s. Snuka would also go on to be the very first ECW Wold Heavyweight champion, which was also uncredited. And he influenced countless, future, WWE stars. (Mick Foley, Tommy Dreamer and Bubba Ray Dudley were notably in attendance for Snuka’s splash onto Don Muraco from the top of the cage at Madison Square Garden.)

Snuka passed away after fight with stomach cancer. He was indeed a legend. We send out our prayers and condolences to his family.

. Thanks for the memories.

 

 


You can listen to our interview with the WWE Hall of Famer below. He talked about outselling Hulk Hogan, becoming ECW Heavyweight champion and more.

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