Jimmy Snuka



Height: 6'0"

Weight: 250 lbs

Real Name: James Reiher

DOB: 5/18/1943

Hometown: Fiji Islands

Other Names: Tami Snuka, Jimmy Kealoha, Lani Kealoha, The Great Snuka, Big Snuka, "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka (WWF), "The Phenom" Jimmy Snuka(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1969

Finishing Maneuver: Superfly Splash

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #396(2000), #310(1999), #297(1998), #266(1997), #185(1996), #149(1995), #120(1994), #75(1993), #97(1992), #106(1991)

Official Website: http://www.superflysnuka.com/index2.html

Other Related Websites:
Jimmy Snuka - Cagematch Bio
Jimmy Snuka - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Jimmy Snuka - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (43 - 24, 4 NCs, 1 DDQ)
- NWA United States Title Tournament (September 1, '79) = Snuka defeated Tim Woods, Jim Brunzell and Rick Steamboat to win the tournament.
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title Tournament (April '81) = Snuka took down Don Kernodle in the first round, then eventually lost. The tournament was won by Sweet Ebony Diamond.
- AWA WrestleRock (April 20, '86) = Snuka & Greg Gagne won a "Steel Cage" Match over Bruiser Brody & Nord the Barbarian.
- NJPW IWGP Tournament (May/June '86) = Snuka competed in the league, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- AWA Battle By The Bay (June 28, '86) = Snuka defeated Jay York.
- AWA Brawl In St. Paul (December 25, '86) = Snuka won, via Countout, over Col. DeBeers.
- AWA SuperClash II (May 2, '87) = Snuka & Ron Francis beat the Mercenary & the Terrorist.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #21 (April 25, '89) = Snuka took down Boris Zuhkov.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #22 (July 18, '89) = Snuka won over Greg Valentine.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #23 (September 21, '89) = Snuka fell to Randy Savage.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (October '89) = Snuka beat the Barbarian and Haku before losing to Rick Martel. Tito Santana won the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 = Snuka, Roddy Piper & the Bushwackers fought in an "Elimination" Match against Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect & the Rougeau Brothers. Snuka was eliminated by Mr. Perfect, who was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 = Snuka competed in the Rumble, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Intercontinental Title Tournament (April '90) = Snuka lost in the first round to Mr. Perfect, who went on to win the tournament.
- WWF Wrestlemania VI ('90) = Snuka lost to Rick Rude.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 = Snuka, Jake Roberts & the Rockers fought in an "Elimination" Match against Rick Martel, the Warlord & Power & Glory. Snuka was eliminated by Martel, whose entire team 'survived'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 = Snuka competed in the Rumble, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #29 (April 15, '91) = Snuka competed in a Battle Royale, which was won by Mr. Perfect.
- WWF UK Rampage (April 24, '91) = Snuka defeated the Barbarian.
- WWF Wrestlemania VII ('91) = Snuka was pinned by the Undertaker.
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 = Snuka competed in the Rumble, which was won by Ric Flair.
- ECW Television Title Tournament (March 12, '93) = Snuka defeated Larry Winters, Tommy Cairo and Glenn Osbourne to win the tournament.
- ECW Arena (May 14, '93) = Snuka lost, via DQ, to Road Warrior Hawk. Snuka kept the TV Title.
- ECW Arena (May 15, '93) = Snuka fell to Tommy Cairo. Later in the night, Snuka defended the TV Title, going to a No-Contest with Terry Funk.
- WCW Slamboree '93 (May 23, '93) = Snuka, Don Muraco & Dick Murdoch fought to a No-Contest with Wahoo McDaniel, Jim Brunzell & Blackjack Mulligan.
- ECW Super Summer Sizzler (June 19, '93) = Snuka retained the TV Championship, beating JT Smith.
- ECW Arena (August 7, '93) = Snuka lost, via DQ, to Stan Hansen. He stayed the TV Champ.
- ECW Arena (August 8, '93) = Snuka kept the TV Title, beating the Metal Maniac. Later that night, Snuka, Don Muraco & Shane Douglas defeated Don E. Allen, Herve Renesto & the Metal Maniac.
- ECW Bloodfest, Pt.1 (October 1, '93) = Snuka, Don Muraco & Kevin Sullivan lost to Terry Funk, JT Smith & Abdullah the Butcher. Later that night, Snuka lost the TV Title to Terry Funk in a "Steel Cage" Match.
- ECW Bloodfest, Pt.2 (October 2, '93) = Snuka & Don Muraco won, via forfeit, over Public Enemy. Later that night, Snuka took down Chad Austin.
- ECW The Night The Line Was Crossed (February 5, '94) = Snuka pinned Tommy Dreamer.
- ECW Arena (March 5, '94) = Snuka was beaten by Tommy Dreamer.
- ECW Arena (March 6, '94) = Snuka & the Sandman won over Tommy Dreamer & Tommy Cairo.
- ECW Ultimate Jeopardy (March 27, '94) = Snuka won a "Steel Cage" Match over Tommy Dreamer.
- ECW Arena (April 16, '94) = Snuka & AJ Power lost to Kevin Sullivan & the Tazmaniac.
- ECW When Worlds Collide (May 14, '94) = Snuka defeated Kevin Sullivan.
- ECW Arena (July 15, '94) = Snuka & the Pitbulls fell to Tommy Dreamer, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. Later that night, Snuka & the Tazmaniac fought to a Double Disqualification with the Pitbulls.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '94 (August 13, '94) = Snuka & the Tazmaniac won over the Pitbulls.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 = Snuka, Savio Vega, Flash Funk & Yokozuna fought in an "Elimination" Match against Razor Ramon II, Diesel II, Faarooq & Vader. The match ended in a No-Contest.
- WXW Allentown Show (July 13, '01) = Snuka defeated the Metal Maniac.
- Earthquake Ferris Annual Show (April 19, '02) = Snuka beat Boom Boom Comini.
- MCW (Millennium) Revere Show (September 28, '01) = Snuka won over Joel Davis.
- GCW Astoria Show (July 27, '02) = Snuka & Doink the Clown took down Keith & Rocco Rock.
- WWA Burlington Show (August 23, '02) = Snuka beat the Bronx Bomber.
- Superstars & Legends Jersey City Show (September 21, '02) = Snuka defeated the Disco Inferno.
- WWA Quincy Show (November 22, '02) = Snuka, Aron Stevens & Edward Xtasy won over Pat Piper & Three Minute Warning.
- NWS Tower City (April 12, '03) = Snuka beat Ace Darling.
- 3PW Su-Su-Superfly (December 27, '03) = Snuka defeated Matt Striker.
- IWC Night of Legends I (April 3, '04) = Snuka fought to a No-Contest with Kamala (Snuka pinned Kamala's handler, Mayor Mystery).
- Wrestle Reunion #1 (January 29, '05) = Snuka, Rowdy Roddy Piper, & Jimmy Valiant defeated Bob Orton, Buddy Rose, & Col DeBeers.
- WWE Taboo Tuesday '05 (November 1) = Snuka & Eugene took down Rob Conway & Tyson Tomko.
- World Wrestling Legends PPV (March 5, '06) = Snuka won, via DQ, over Greg Valentine.
- IWC Newville Knockout 2 (August 19, '06) = Snuka, Jason Gory, & Troy Lords defeated the Unholy Alliance (Shirley Doe, Dean Radford, & Hentai).
- WWE Vengeance '07 (June 24) = Snuka & Sgt. Slaughter lost to the WWE Smackdown Tag-Team Champs, Deuce & Domino.
- WWE Royal Rumble '08 (January 27) = Snuka competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by John Cena.
- IWC Night of Legends '09 (March 28) = Snuka defeated Bob Orton Jr.
- WWE Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, '09) = Snuka, Roddy Piper, & Ricky Steamboat lost a "Handicap Elimination" Match to Chris Jericho.
- IWC No Excuses 5 (August 1, '09) = Snuka, Jon Bolen, Michael Facade, & Jimmy Vega$ took down James Avery, Logan Shulo, Shane Taylor, & Lord Zoltan.
- IWC Clearfield Cataclysm (October 3, '09) = Snuka, Jimmy DeMarco, & John McChesney beat The Cleveland Mafia (Raymond Rowe, Shane Taylor, & J-Rocc).

Title Summary:
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion w/ Dutch Savage (10/27/1973 - 2/01/1974)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion (11/16/1973 - 1974)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion(2) (2/23/1974 - 4/13/1974)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Dutch Savage (3/22/1974 - 2/27/1975)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion(3) (6/04/1974 - 8/10/1974)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion(4) (10/07/1974 - 11/11/1974)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion(5) (8/09/1975 - 1/17/1976)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Dutch Savage (12/25/1975 - 4/10/1976)
- NWA Canadian Tag-Team Champion w/ Don Leo Jonathan (4/12/1976 - 5/17/1976)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Dutch Savage (8/03/1976 - 10/25/1976)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Dutch Savage (11/05/1976 - 1/15/1977)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion(6) (3/13/1977 - 4/23/1977)
- NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion (5/1977 - 1977)
- NWA Texas Tag-Team Champion w/ Gino Hernandez (8/1977 - 1977)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Dutch Savage (6/10/1978 - 9/09/1978)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion w/ Paul Orndorff (12/26/1978 - 4/28/1979)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Heavyweight Champion (9/01/1979 - 4/19/1980)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ray Stevens (6/22/1980 - 11/27/1980)
- NWA National Tag-Team Champion w/ Terry Gordy (7/06/1981 - 9/27/1981)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion w/ J.T. Southern (3/02/1987 - 4/20/1987)
- ECW Heavyweight Champion (4/25/1992 - 4/26/1992)
- ECW Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/14/1992 - 9/30/1992)
- ECW Television Champion (3/12/1993 - 10/01/1993)
- NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Champion (5/27/2000 - 6/2000)

PWI Achievement Awards: (3 wins, 2 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1977 Rookie of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1979 Wrestler of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1980 Tag-Team of the Year (Snuka & Ray Stevens)
- 1982 Wrestler of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1982 Match of the Year (Snuka vs. Bob Backlund)
- 1982 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1983 Most Popular Wrestler
- 1990 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1992 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)