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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka passes away aged 73

15 January 2017 1:14 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka has passed away aged 73 after losing his battle with stomach cancer, his daughter Tamina Snuka has announced through her Instagram page.

Snuka made his pro wrestling debut in 1970 and appeared in a number of territories before making his way to the World Wrestling Federation  in 1982. His 1983 steel cage match against ‘Magnificent’ Don Muraco in Madison Square Garden created a career highlight and an iconic moment, as Snuka delivered a Superfly Splash from the top of the cage. He would go on to feud with ‘Rowdy’ Rodder Piper, and made an appearance at the first WrestleMania in 1985 as a cornerman for Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in their victory against Piper and Paul Orndorff, before parting ways with the company later in the year.

Snuka would return to the WWF in 1989 for another three year run, during which he became The Undertaker’s first WrestleMania opponent, »

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Former WWE Star Kurt Angle Returns to Ring for Wrestling Comedy (Exclusive)

12 January 2017 9:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Olympic gold-medal winner and ex-wwe and Tna wrestler Kurt Angle is about to add another title to his growing filmography.

The sportsman, who has had numerous minor roles in films such as Pain & Gain and The Last Witch Hunter, has joined upcoming pro-wrestling comedy In the Ring and is set to star alongside former WWE women's champion Mickie James and Extreme Championship Wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer.

Coming from upstart U.K. banner BoxFly Pictures, In the Ring is written by Tony Lee, who was announced last year as the writer of the Hollywood Gang's upcoming futuristic take on Robin »

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