Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story

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Focusing on the superstar who single-handedly influenced the development of sports entertainment, this autobiography highlights the legacy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon Jimmy Snuka. The wrestler?s legendary top-rope maneuvers, innovative high-flying style, and unprecedented aerial ability made him the most popular competitor in WWE. This fascinating account relates how a native of the Fiji Islands was at the center of two of wrestling?s most talked-about moments: the night Snuka leapt from the top ...

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Overview

Focusing on the superstar who single-handedly influenced the development of sports entertainment, this autobiography highlights the legacy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon Jimmy Snuka. The wrestler’s legendary top-rope maneuvers, innovative high-flying style, and unprecedented aerial ability made him the most popular competitor in WWE. This fascinating account relates how a native of the Fiji Islands was at the center of two of wrestling’s most talked-about moments: the night Snuka leapt from the top of the 15-foot cage—only to miss his opponent and consequently lose the match—and the night Rowdy Roddy Piper smashed a coconut over Snuka’s head during a segment of Piper’s Pit in 1984. Exposing the amazing life of this WWE Hall of Fame member in detail, this record presents the ups and downs of a wrestler who grew to be a key figure in the expansion of the company and all professional wrestling.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787584
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/22/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 807,224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having been a two-time—and becoming the very first—ECW Heavyweight Champion. He lives in Atco, New Jersey. Jon Chattman is is the author of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, a regular contributor to HuffingtonPost.com, and the founder of the celebrity interview and music site www.thecheappop.com. He has written for the New York Post, TV Guide, Ultimate Marvel Magazine, and Wizard. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the World Wrestling Federation’s biggest stars of the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He later starred in World Championship Wrestling. He lives in Aloha, Oregon. Mick Foley is the author of the genre-defining New York Times bestsellers Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling and Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. He has wrestled professionally for more than 15 years, was a three-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion, and currently wrestles on Total Nonstop Action (TNA). He lives on Long Island in New York.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Rowdy Roddy Piper xi

Introduction Mick Foley xvii

Preface xxi

1 A Real-Life Tarzan 1

2 Body of Work 33

3 Under the Bright Lights 75

4 Homeward Bound 117

5 Gaining My Independence 135

6 A New Lease on Life 153

Epilogue 177

Afterword Carole Snuka 181

Appendices 185

Acknowledgments 207

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    Posted June 14, 2014

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    Shut the f*ck up!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Boring, written in Snukas own language. Total deception and lies

    Boring, written in Snukas own language.
    Total deception and lies in the chapter about the death of his girlfriend in 1983

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