Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Talks About Inspiring Mick Foley, Being A High-Flyer, More
Mick Foley always talks about the story that what inspired him to be a wrestler was seeing you live doing the Superfly Splash off the top of the cage. How does that make you feel that someone who became a big star was inspired by you to get into wrestling?
"It was a great thing when I got to meet him. He was a grown man and wanted to get into the business and everything else. He's such a fantastic kid and such a humble guy…I love that guy; he's really down to earth."
A lot of guys now are doing flips and crazy dives and stuff but the Superfly Splash still holds up as probably the best high-flying move of all time. Why do you see yours stand out above other moves?
"Well, it's about loving what I do. When I go in the ring, they always have this thing in their minds 'Is he going to fly?' That's the most beautiful thing that I always had. I had to do it; I don't have a choice because that's what I created in my career. My love to the fans varies to make them go home happy."
Other topics discussed included how much Roddy Piper meant to his legacy, his favorite major WWF feud, Tamina's WWE career and more.
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