Sim Snuka

Oct 28, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: James Reiher Jr.
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 230 lbs.
Date of birth: September 1, 1971
From: The Fiji Islands
Pro debut: 2000
Trained by: Jimmy Snuka
Finishing move: Deuce’s Wild


– Upon signing a developmental with WWE, Snuka Jr. was assigned to OVW for training. While there, he adopted the ring name Deuce Shade.
– On November 4, 2005, Snuka Jr. captured the IWA Hardcore title by winning a hardcore battle in Moca, Puerto Rico.
– On March 19, 2006 in Louisville, KY, Shade and Domino (managed by Cherry) defeated Chris Cage and The Miz to capture the OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Tag Team championship.
– The Untouchables (Shade and Domino) defeated CM Punk and Seth Skyfire on August 2, 2006 for the OVW Southern Tag Team titles.
– On December 6, 2006, The Untouchables defeated Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears to regain the OVW Southern Tag Team titles and valet Cherry.
– Deuce and Domino debuted with Cherry on the January 19, 2007 edition of “Smackdown.”
– At the April 17, 2007 Smackdown tapings in Milan, Italy, Deuce and Domino defeated Brian Kendrick and Paul London to capture the WWE Tag Team titles.
– Deuce and Domino defeated Jimmy Snuka and Sgt. Slaughter at Vengeance ’07 to retain the WWE Tag Team titles.
– After breaking up with his partner, Deuce was drafted to the Smackdown roster on June 25, 2008.
– On the December 15, 2008 edition of “Raw,” Deuce declared himself the son of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and changed his ring name to Sim Snuka.
– Snuka Jr. was released by WWE on June 19, 2009.

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