With a father like WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, Tamina’s knack for climbing the turnbuckle and punishing her opponents is a nod to the type of dazzling aerial offense her dad made famous.
First aligning herself with Jimmy & Jey Uso, this second-generation competitor made a literal splash during her WWE debut in May 2010, when she led a top rope assault on “the first family of sports-entertainment,” The Hart Dynasty.
Tamina stunned the WWE Universe at Survivor Series 2012 when she ambushed AJ Lee, leaving the spunky Diva decimated and the crowd perplexed. Tamina was back and badder than ever. Although she couldn’t wrest the Divas Title away from reigning champ Kaitlyn at Elimination Chamber, Tamina proved that she is a Diva to fear.
After a long absence from WWE, Tamina returned in late 2013 to stand at the side of Divas Champion AJ Lee (whom the second-generation star once targeted) as the intimidating enforcer for the pint-sized titleholder.
Recently, the duo's relationship has strained, which led to Tamina being entered into the Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational for the Divas Title at WrestleMania 30. Like all the other challengers, however, she was unsuccessful in taking the championship from AJ.
Once AJ lost the Divas Championship to Paige, however, Tamina would jump at the opportunity once again. Winning a Battle Royal on the April 15 edition of WWE Main Event, she became the No. 1 Contender for the title. Unfortunately for Tamina, history would repeat itself and she would fail to capture the championship by submitting once again, this time to Paige's Scorpion Crosslock.
As hard-headed as her legendary father, Tamina refuses to let any defeat thus far hinder her dreams. And if “Superfly’s” legacy is any evidence, the sky is the limit for Tamina.