Saturday Night's Main Event #5

The Undertaker vs Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

Snuka stands as one of the torchbearers of modern wrestling entertainment. Having garnered his glory days in the 1980s and 90s during which Vince McMahon first inherited the reigns of the franchise from his father Snuka was perhaps best known for his "extreme" high-flying acrobatics in the Steel Cage, a definite rarity in that day and age (at least in the WWF). He stood on the edge of superstardom several times, but issues both inside and outside of the ring prevented him from achieving that dream. He did, however, still get to appear in the Hulk Hogan Rock 'N Wrestling cartoon series and received his own action figure.

Meanwhile, The Undertaker was emerging in the late 80s to become a popular (if not altogether frightening force of villainy in the ring) alongside the sinister Paul Bearer and Snuka was just returning from a three-year absence. Like many other older performers at that time, Snuka wrestled a few high profile matches to help the new talent gain their presence and popularity. One of these matches in particular is tonight's Main Event which features both Snuka and Undertaker in a what appears to be a pretty even match-up... there should have been a cage, though.


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