Snuka also formed a tag team with Ray Stevens while with this promotion.

Snuka then left for the Mid-Atlantic where he formed a tag team with Paul Orndorff.

In their first television match they defeated the NWA World Tag Team Champions Jack and Jerry Brisco in a non-title bout.

Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s. Snuka was indicted and arrested in September 2015 on third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, in relation to the May 1983 death of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.

He was best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in the early to mid-1980s and was credited with introducing the high-flying style of wrestling to the WWF. Snuka was the inaugural ECW Heavyweight Champion (a title he held twice) in Eastern Championship Wrestling (later Extreme Championship Wrestling). Snuka pleaded not guilty, Snuka made his debut as Jimmy Kealoha fighting Maxwell "Bunny" Butler in Hawaii in 1970.

Snuka defeated Orton at The War to Settle the Score on February 18, 1985; an injury during the match forced Orton to wear a cast on his left arm, The feud played a small part in the first ever Wrestle Mania in March 1985, when Snuka acted as a cornerman for Hulk Hogan and Mr.

T when they defeated Piper and Paul Orndorff (with Orton in their corner).

Snuka also wrestled in several other National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) regions, including Texas.

In 1977, he won both the Texas Heavyweight and Tag Team titles.

Future wrestling stars The Sandman, Mick Foley, Tommy Dreamer, and Bubba Ray Dudley were all in attendance at the event and cite this match as the reason they decided to aggressively pursue professional wrestling.