WWE pays tribute to Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka

…Let it not be said WWE doesn’t have class.

This is pretty significant given Snuka was part of 3 recent class action lawsuits against WWE, all of which were quickly thrown out in court. If there were hard feelings, I doubt they would have done this much.

It also clearly leaves the door open to Tamina Snuka returning later this year. I knew she was on leave from WWE to be with her father, who ultimately lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 73. I always wondered if that was the only reason she’s been away for so long or if her father’s litigation with WWE also played as role.

It is worth nothing Tamina–if she returns this year–wasn’t drafted to RAW or Smackdown due to her absence. she stands to gain more going to Smackdown so she isn’t competing against her cousin Nia Jaxx. Tamina was a Heel before she left but depending on which brand she goes to, she could have a run as a Face. She could come to RAW as a Face and compete with Paige (who is expected to return later this year), then Charlotte for a title run. She’d probably make more of an impact on Smackdown as the brand’s Monster Heel in my book though.

…Moving on.

For me, Jimmy Snuka was the first of 18 consecutive opponents The Undertaker faced and defeated at Wrestlemania (Facing Triple H, Kane and Shawn Michaels twice each). That’s what I will always remember him for. I knew he was the one who made aerial moves popular though.

WWE pays tribute to Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka

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