Jimmy Snuka

Real Name: James William Reiher

Hometown: Fiji

Billed From: The Fiji Islands

Height: 5 ft 10 in

Weight: 250 lb

Born: May 18, 1943

Debut: 1969

Work History:
Trained by:
  • Danny Hodge
Ring Names:
  • Big Snuka
  • Jimmy Kealoha
  • Jimmy Snuka
  • Lani Kealoha
  • Silver Shadow
  • Superfly, The
  • Tami Snuka
Nick Names:
  • "Superfly"
  • "The Phenom"
  • Jimmy Snuka
  • Jimmy Snuka
  • Jimmy Snuka
  • Jimmy Snuka
Finishing Moves:
  • Superfly Splash (Diving splash)
Comments
On May 10, 1983, a few hours after Snuka had performed in a WWF TV taping at the Lehigh County Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Snuka placed a call for an ambulance. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene at Room 427 of the George Washington Motor Lodge in nearby Whitehall Township, they found Snuka’s girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, in bad shape. She was transported to Allentown's Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she died shortly after of "undetermined craniocerebral injuries." Deputy Lehigh County coroner Wayne Snyder said “Upon viewing the body and speaking to the pathologist, I immediately suspected foul play and so notified the district attorney." Snuka was the only suspect involved in the subsequent investigation. Charges were not pressed against Snuka, although the case was left officially open, meaning no official judgment on whether the incident was accidental or homicide was ever made. In 1985, Argentino’s parents won a $500,000 default judgment against Snuka in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, although Snuka appears not to have ever paid, claiming financial inability to do so.Snuka is also an avid poker player. He was at the Poker4Life tournament in New York City and raised $100,000 for the charity.