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by Jon Chattman,Mick Foley,Rowdy Roddy Piper,Jimmy Snuka

Free eBook Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story download ISBN: 1600787584
Author: Jon Chattman,Mick Foley,Rowdy Roddy Piper,Jimmy Snuka
Publisher: Triumph Books; 1St Edition edition (October 22, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 256
Category: Sports Books
Subcategory: Biographies
Size MP3: 1239 mb
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Rating: 4.9
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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

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 ww. hecheappop. He has written for the New York Post, TV Guide, Ultimate Marvel Magazine, and Wizard. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York.

Superfly - Jimmy Snuka. Praise for Jimmy Superfly Snuka. Foreword by Rowdy Roddy Piper. I met Jimmy Snuka back in Portland, but we only became close many years later

Superfly - Jimmy Snuka. I would like to dedicate this book to my beautiful angel, my wife, my everything. Introduction by Mick Foley. 1. A Real-life Tarzan. The Jimmy Snuka legacy will always be not what he did in the ring but what he did above the ring. His body splash off the top of a steel cage is the most impressive move I’ve ever seen. It was his signature. Others tried it. Mick Foley. I met Jimmy Snuka back in Portland, but we only became close many years later. I was a rookie at the time, and he was about to leave.

James Reiher Snuka (born James Wiley Smith; May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017) was a Fijian professional wrestler. He is better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s

James Reiher Snuka (born James Wiley Smith; May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017) was a Fijian professional wrestler. Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s.

Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who .

Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s.

by Jimmy Snuka(Author), Jon Chattman(Author), Rowdy Roddy Piper .

by Jimmy Snuka(Author), Jon Chattman(Author), Rowdy Roddy Piper(Foreword), Mick Foley(Introduction) & 1 more. Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. Like most of us, there is more than meets the eye when we tell stories about ourselves that we aren't proud of. Snuka recounts the death of his girlfriend, his drug and alcohol abuse, his domestic abuse issues and his no-showing WWF events in detail.

Jimmy Snuka Jon Chattman1 de dezembro de 2012. He later starred in World Championship Wrestling. He lives in Aloha, Oregon.

By (author) Jimmy Snuka, By (author) Jon Chattman, Foreword by Rowdy Roddy Piper, Introduction by Mick Foley.

By JImmy Snuka and Jon Chattman. 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 wrestlers legendary top-rope maneuvers, innovative high-flying style, and unprecedented aerial ability made him the most popular competitor in WWE.

Jimmy Snuka, Jon Chattman. Rowdy Roddy Piper (Foreword). Mick Foley (Introduction). There was a time when I was keeping a tally of all the things I learned about Jimmy Snuka reading this book, but I honestly lost count. I grew up in New England, so the first time I saw Jimmy was when he signed with the McMahon's in the early eighties. I was a big fan, and part of my curiosity in reading this was to see how he sort of disappeared, or so it seemed to me.

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.

User reviews
Water
Hey brudda,

The bottom line is that Jimmy Snuka is a free spirit and lives in the moment. His memory is a little fuzzy, brudda, but you know how it is when you sleep with 10,000 women, snort coke, eat steroids (no needles), smoke pot, island plants, cigarettes, and am an alcoholic.

If you grew up watching the Superfly like I did, brudda, you will learn why Jimmy left the WWF and about his family. You see the world through Jimmy's eyes, brudda.

After you read Superfly you will never think about Buddy Rogers, Hulk Hogan, or Jimmy Snuka the same, brudda. But Jimmy loves everyone and the bad stuff is water under the bridge, brudda.

I gotta be honest with you brudda, I had mixed feelings about this book. You see I used to love the Superfly in the 1980s. And when he was in the WWF in the 1990s I hated when he was a jobber, brudda. I saw the Superfly at an indy show, brudda, and he was gentle, nice, and didn't charge me for a photo and autograph, brudda, even when his handler wanted me to. That's class, brudda.

But the sex, drugs, alcohol, family abuse, and blaming the McMahons for his aborted pushes even though he no-showed, was stoned, and was 40 and 50 was too much for my mind to take. Superfly blew my mind, brudda. That's why I had to give it 3 stars, brudda. I wanted to give it 5, but Superfly is a man of too many contradictions, brudda. I have compassion, brudda, but it's too much to swallow, brudda.
Gavirim
With the recent passing of the Superfly, I thought I would give his book a go.

I agree with a number of the reviewers when they say that the amount of Brudda's in the book was excessive and took away from the flow of the reading. I understand that this was the way Snuka spoke but it is tough to read.

Like most of us, there is more than meets the eye when we tell stories about ourselves that we aren't proud of. Snuka recounts the death of his girlfriend, his drug and alcohol abuse, his domestic abuse issues and his no-showing WWF events in detail. I am sure there is a lot more to the stories than Snuka cared to tell but this is his book so he has the writer's privilege to be circumspect with the truth.

Snuka tells some good stories about his career, dishes very little dirt at all about the other wrestlers and wrote a book that is easy and quick to read. Not a great book but one that is worth reading for wrestling fans.
Leniga
This book reads like a recitation of a Snuka interview in that it has some broken English and more than a few "bruddah" mentions. It makes reading this feel authentic, but not necessarily easy. I did learn a few things about Snuka's early career. He addresses hot topics such as the coconut episode of Piper's Pit, the death of his wife, and jumping off steel cages. Only buy if you are a Superfly superfan.
lets go baby
This is one version of events. You can tell that in interviews and the book the truth isn't being full told by the Superfly. It covers his career and the Nancy Argentino death but not in the way you want. answers still left unanswered and many more questions. Get the Follow up book by Mushnick and hear what I believe is truth!
Jark
I enjoyed the book, even though it's written on about a 5th-great reading level and contains obscenely excessive use of the word "brudda." My only question is, why is there no mention of Jimmy's son Kane? I attended school with him as a kid, and yet there's no mention of him in the book.
Wiliniett
Amazing read, you get to truly understand the wrestling world and what the wrestlers go through in the real world
Quynaus
First let me state that growing up, I loved the Superfly Jimmy Snuka. During the 80's, there was no one doing what he did. The leap off of the cage in Madison Square Garden was truly awesome.

With that being said, this book, much like the Superfly's career, falls just short. The Superfly off of the cage onto Don Muraco was beyond cool - but he didn't win the belt. This book was a fun read - but it's not championship material. Why? Was he not capable of soaring beyond the competition? Sure he was. But his personal life was horrific. The book is short and simple, much like the man himself. Once you've reached the Madison Square Garden midway through the book, you wonder where it could go from there. The answer? Nowhere...just like his career.

I would feel sorry for him, but truthfully, upon reading about his life, I lost sympathy. He makes excuse after excuse about why he drank, why he cheated on his wife, why he physically assaulted (but not too badly, mind you!?), why he gave his children little time or attention. Rather than read the book and fall in love with the man as I did when I was a child, I was disgusted by the man. With each page, my childhood hero became someone that I would not associate with if I knew him personally. He may have been friendly enough, but he totally lacks in moral character.

For these reasons, the book was just okay. (By the way, if you like the word "Brudda", you'll be happy to know that he pretty much ends every sentence with it. It drove me crazy after the first chapter.) He was so close to championship gold - but he refused to pull his life together. This book could have been chapionship gold - but like his career, and moral fiber - it just fell short.
I liked the history in this book. The hard times shared and the stories from behind the scenes. Thanks for a great run “Superfly”