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Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

8/3/2015 9:24 AM PDT

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka -- a wrestling legend who had an intense rivalry with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in the 1980s -- has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

In an interview with Bill Apter, Snuka's wife, Carole, said the 72-year-old legendary highflier recently underwent surgery to remove part of his stomach and his lymph nodes. The hope, according to Carole, is that the surgery was able to remove the cancer entirely.

Carole said of Snuka's recovery, "He still has a long road ahead of him, and the doctor says he's an amazingly strong man. We all know how strong Jimmy is, and Jimmy can take a beating."

She added, "He also wants to let his fans know that he's not done yet."

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