Jimmy Snuka’s Secret Marriage Revealed

Secret stories from pro wrestling surface from time to time. Vice’s Dark Side of the Ring is a great platform for fans to discover those untold stories.

The premiere episode of Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential included quite a big revelation. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka was actually married to Gino Hernandez’s mother for ten years. Nobody knew that this was the case at all.

Patrice Aguirre, Gino Hernandez’s mother, revealed she was secretly married to the WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka for a decade. Aguirre’s father also married Snuka’s mother, which made this an even more interesting situation.

“When I met Snuka at the matches, and he asked me for a date,” Aguirre recalled. “He would always — when we were together — he would call his mother, Louise, who always talked to me on the phone. So, I think he went to Japan on a wrestling tour, and his mother, I convinced her to come and see me in Houston. And she came to see me and my father came in town.

“The three of us went out, and the first night we went out, they danced, I didn’t even know my father could dance like that. She came back to the table and we went to the lady’s restroom, she said, ‘Patricia, your bloody father just asked me to marry him.’ And I said, ‘What? Y’all only known each other’ — and she was a beautiful lady. She was from Fiji. So, they got married.

“I was married ten years to Jimmy Snuka. I just found out recently that he passed away, and I felt very bad ’cause he was — regardless of what people said about him — about the time he married me, was the time that they say he had killed some woman or something. That was very hard ’cause he was around Mica,  he was around me. Gina didn’t particularly care for him to be around me, but he was always so kind. Just one of the sweetest persons I’ve ever met. And his mother, too. His mother ended up being my father’s wife. So, we [were] just one, big happy family.”

We’ll have to see what untold stories come out as Vice continues to dive back into the stories that they covered in previous seasons. They only have a certain amount of time for each subject so a ton of lost treasures are certain to be discovered.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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