Tamina

Sarona Moana-Marie Reiher Snuka

D.O.B: 10 January, 1978
Birthplace: Vancouver, Washington
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 150lbs
Trained By: Wild Samoan Training
Family Ties: Jimmy Snuka (Father), Sim Snuka (Brother)
Twitter: @TaminaSnuka

Sarona Snuka is a professional wrestler, currently working for WWE under the ring name Tamina.

She is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer, Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka.

Personal Life


Sarona Reiher was born on January 10, 1978 in Vancouver, Washington.

She is of Japanese, Fijian and Samoan descent. She is the daughter of Jimmy Snuka. Her brother James has wrestled under the ring-names Deuce and Sim Snuka. She divorced her husband in 2003, and has two daughters names Milaneta and Maleata.

Professional Wrestling Career


Ring Names

Wild Samoan Training Center and World Xtreme Wrestling (2009)

Sarona Reiher became involved in professional wrestling when she received the first Lia Maivia scholarship to train at the Wild Samoan Training Center in Minneola, Florida.

Florida Championship Wrestling (2009-2010)

On December 26th, 2009, it was announced on the World Xtreme Wrestling Twitter account that Reiher had signed with WWE. She was then assigned to WWE’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.

On March 19th 2010, Reiher debuted during a six-woman tag team match at an FCW house show. She then began managing The Usos, whilst also competing in a tournament to crown the new FCW Divas Champion.

WWE Main Roster; Managing The Usos

On the May 24th episode of RAW, Reiher debuted on the WWE main roster, using the ring-name Tamina. She would appear alongside Jimmy and Jey Uso and attacked the Unified Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty. The following week on RAW, Tamina and The Usos introduced themselves, before once again brawling with the Hart Dynasty.

At Fatal 4-Way, Tamina and The Usos were defeated by The Hart Dynasty in a six-person mixed tag team match, after Natalya pinned Tamina. On the June 21st episode of RAW, Tamina and Natalya fought to a no-contest after The Nexus interfered in the match. On June 28th, Tamina and The Usos were once again scheduled to face The Hart Dynasty, but the match never took place because Tamina and The Usos attacked The Hart Dynasty during their entrance. At Money In The Bank, The Hart Dynasty defeated Tamina and The Usos.

Relationship with Santino Marella (2010-2011)

On the August 9th episode of RAW, Tamina began flirting with Santino Marella. Two weeks later, Tamina was in the corner of The Usos as they took on Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov. After the match, Tamina stopped The Usos from attacking Marella, she then blew Marella a kiss as she left the ring.

On September 27th, Tamina was a part of a Divas battle royal to determine the number one contender for the WWE Divas Championship. The match was won by Natalya.

On October 11th, Santino Marella defeated Zack Ryder. After the match, Tamina came out to celebrate with him.

On November 8th, Tamina teamed with Maryse and Alicia Fox to participate in a ‘Diva Cup Match’, they lost to The Bella Twins and Eve Torres. The following week Tamina accompanied The Usos as they lost to Kozlov and Marella in a match to determine the number one contenders for the tag titles. On November 22nd, Tamina serenaded and kissed Santino Marella. On November 29th, Tamina teamed with Maryse and Alicia Fox to face Natalya, Melina and Gail Kim. During the match, Santino appeared and serenaded Tamina, who left the ring with him.

On December 6th, Tamina started an on-screen relationship with Marella and began accompanying him and Kozlov to the ring during their matches.

WWE Divas Championship Pursuits (2011-2013)

Tamina was drafted over to the Smackdown brand as a part of the 2011 supplemental draft. She made her debut on the Smackdown roster on May 27th, when she and Alicia Fox defeated The Chickbusters. The following week saw a rematch, with once again, Tamina and Alicia Fox coming out on top.

Tamina then appeared on the fifth season of NXT Redemption, where she feuded with Kaitlyn and became the valet of JTG.

On the December 30th episode of Smackdown, Tamina teamed with Natalya in a loss to Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox. After the match, Tamina attacked Natalya, turning babyface in the process. This also began a feud between the two women and their respective families.

On the February 10th episode of Smackdown, Tamina saved Alicia Fox from an attack by WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix. This led to Tamina challenging Phoenix for the title.

At Elimination Chamber, Tamina, now billed as Tamina Snuka, received her title shot, but was defeated by Beth Phoenix.

At Money In The Bank, Snuka teamed with Layla and Kaitlyn to defeat Beth Phoenix, Natalya ans Eve Torres.

On August 20th, Tamina participated in a number one contender’s battle royal. During the match, she suffered a legitimate back injury.

The injury kept Tamina out for three months. She returned at Survivor Series, when she interrupted a segment between Vickie Guerrero and AJ Lee, by attacking AJ from behind. Her in-ring return came on November 26th, when she defeated Alicia Fox.

On January 28th, 2013, Tamina faced WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn in a non-title Lumberjill match, but the match ended in a no-contest after the lumberjills interfered in the match.

At Elimination Chamber, Tamina challenged Kaitlyn for the WWE Divas Championship, but lost the match.

On June 5th, Tamina took part in a tournament to crown the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion, but was defeated in the first round by eventual winner, Paige.

Bodyguard For AJ Lee (2013-2014)

In September 2013, Tamina returned to WWE television, when she appeared by the side of WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, as her bodyguard. In this role, she helped AJ retain the championship against Nikki Bella at Battleground. On November 13th, Tamina interfered in a match between AJ and Natalya for the championship, costing Natalya the match. This led to a match between the two on Smackdown, which was won by Natalya.

At Survivor Series, Tamina was a part of the AJ Lee’s unsuccessful True Divas team, as they lost to Team Total Divas in an elimination tag tag team match. She would also be a part of the re-match the following night on RAW, which had the same result.

At Elimination Chamber, Tamina accidentally superkicked AJ during her Divas title defense against Cameron, eventually causing a disqualification, allowing AJ to narrowly escape with her title. This saw tensions between the two begin to come to the surface, and that tension was confounded by two back-to-back tag team loses. After the second loss, Tamina shoved AJ to the ground.

At Wrestlemania XXX, Tamina was a part of the Vickie Guerrero Invitational Match for AJ’s Divas Championship, which AJ won to retain the title.

The following night on RAW, AJ lost the Divas Championship to Paige, and was subsequently allowed time off from WWE. In her absence, Tamina continued to chase the Divas Championship, winning a battle royal to become the number one contender. She faced Paige at Extreme Rules, for the championship but lost the match.

Team B.A.D. (2015-Present)

Tamina underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL, this kept her out of action for eleven months.

She returned on the May 4th 2015, episode of RAW, when she aligned herself with her real-life cousin in-law Naomi, as they attacked The Bella Twins. The following week, Tamina returned to in-ring action in a victory over Brie Bella. At Payback, Tamina and Naomi defeated The Bella Twins in a tag team match. The following night on RAW, Naomi faced Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship, but lost via disqualification after Tamina interfered.

At Beast in the East, Tamina failed to take the WWE Divas Championship in a triple threat match against Nikki Bella and Paige.

On the July 13th episode of RAW, Stephanie McMahon called for a revolution in the Divas division. As a part of that revolution, McMahon called up Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks from NXT. Charlotte and Becky joined forces with Paige to form Team PCB, whilst Sasha joined up with Tamina and Naomi, to form Team B.A.D.

At SummerSlam, Team B.A.D. were the first team eliminated in a three-way elimination tag team match, which was won by Team PCB.

On February 1st, Sasha Banks said that she was ‘on her own’, which signaled the end of her alliance with Team B.A.D. Later in the night, Tamina and Naomi attacked Sasha. The following week on RAW, Tamina defeated Becky Lynch after interference from both Sasha Banks and Naomi, which set up a tag team match for Fastlane, which will see Tamina and Noami take on Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.

At Fastlane, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks defeated Team B.A.D. via submission after Tamina tapped-out to Sasha Banks’ Bank Statement.

On the March 22 episode of Main Event, Emma, alongside Summer Rae attacked Alicia Fox and Natalya during a match between Paige and Naomi. This aligned Emma and Summer with Naomi, Tamina and Lana, with the group calling themselves Team B.A.D. & Blonde.

The following week on RAW, Emma defeated Paige in her return match. After the match Team B.A.D. and Blonde once again attacked, this time however, Eva Marie evened up the sides, causing a 10-Diva Tag Team match to be set for Wrestlemania 32.

At Wrestlemania 32, the Total Divas defeated Team B.A.D. & Blonde, after Naomi tapped-out to Brie Bella’s Yes-Lock.

Other Media


Reiher was in the 2014 film Hercules. She has also appeared in two WWE video games, her debut being in WWE 2K15. She has since appeared in WWE 2K16.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2014 Hercules Cameo

Television

Year Title Role
2015 Tough Enough Herself
2014-2015 Total Divas Herself

 

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