Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been diagnosed with cancer.

The 72-year-old wrestling legend's wife Carole Snuka revealed his diagnosis in a video interview with 1Wrestling.com's Bill Apter Sunday.

"They have removed the cancer, and they removed a portion of his stomach and his lymph nodes," she noted.  "The doctor said he did very well. They're very happy with the outcome."

"He still has a long road ahead of him, and the doctor says he's an amazingly strong man, and we all know how strong Jimmy is," added Carole. "Jimmy can take a beating. He says he's ready for this fight. And he also wants to let his fans know that he's not done yet...He is in a struggle right now, but he's gonna be perfectly fine. And he will be back and visiting with his fans as soon as he feels up and ready to go."

"He's always ready for a good fight," added Carole. "He's gonna win. He says he's not done yet, and when he says that, he means that."

Carole also spoke spoke with 1Wrestling.com about the recent death of Jimmy's longtime wrestling rival and friend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. "Jimmy and I would just like to, first off, extend our heartfelt condolences to Roddy Piper's wife, Kitty, and their four children," she said. "It was very difficult for me to tell Jimmy about the passing of his wrestling brother. But I did, and we cried together, and Jimmy reminisced about the many good times they had together...Jimmy just wants to say, 'I love you, brother, and you will always be in my heart.'"

With the loss of a dear friend and undergoing surgery of his own, it's been a tough few days for Jimmy, to say the least. For that reason, his wife Carole would love if fans could show their support.

"Jimmy's given so many words of encouragement to people throughout the years," she said. "Many times people have come us to us and said to him, 'Oh, you know, my father had cancer and with your words of encouragement, it made me feel strong.' So now he just needs some words of encouragement from his fans to make him feel strong, and he will do fine."

If you'd like to send your well-wishes to Jimmy, you can do so via Twitter or Facebook. You can also sign the guestbook at jimmysuperflysnuka.com.

Stay strong, Jimmy! We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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